Kick Off Your Spring with the Celtic Sessions Benefit Concert

If you are looking for the perfect way to kick off your spring season, we have an event that just might do the trick!

You’re invited to mark your calendar for Friday, March 20th, at 7:00 pm for a family-friendly concert that benefits the Clemmons Food Pantry featuring local musical talent, Celtic Sessions! The Concert will be held in the Curlin Center at Holy Family Catholic Church on 4820 Kinnamon Road in Winston-Salem, and will bring the community together for a beautiful evening of entertainment.

Celtic Sessions are a local three-piece folk band with unique performances of ancient folk music, storytelling, and songwriting. Band members Naomi Orr, Julian Charles, and RG Absher create an interesting blend of woodwind and strings with their original songwriting and arrangements, all influenced by traditional Celtic music. Between the trio, you’ll find talent that spans over multiple instruments, including guitar, bodhran, harmonica, fiddle, banjo, hammered-dulcimer, silver flute, Irish flute, pennywhistle, Celtic harp, and other traditional folk instruments. “These are the songs of our ancestors. When we hear them, something magical begins to stir in our hearts, of ages past. Born again in the room.” The two-hour event will feature fan favorites as well as some newer stylings from the band and share a moment with a spokesperson from the Clemmons Food Pantry who will provide insight into the pantry’s programs and community needs.

The masterminds behind this incredible giveback concert event are members of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton guild through the Holy Family Catholic Church. The guild was founded in 1981 and, over the near forty years of its existence, has been involved in countless outreach programs and events to help the community where it’s needed most. It’s no surprise that the concert benefits one of their recurring outreach organizations, the Clemmons Food Pantry, a partner agency of Second Harvest Food Bank and a member of Feeding America.

If you are unfamiliar with the Clemmons Food Pantry located on Old Glory Road in Clemmons, it is a local non-profit organization that was founded in 2004, providing supplemental groceries to residents of Forsyth County who are in need. They are proud to be one of the largest food pantries in our region and make an impact on over 800 local households per month. With over 16% of Forsyth County residents suffering from food insecurity, and nearly 22% of its children unsure of where their next meal will come from, you can imagine how important the work that they are doing really is. According to their website, “last year, over 480,000 pounds of food were distributed to needy individuals and families by the Pantry.

We hope you come out this month to join us and enjoy the Celtic Sessions. Tickets are only $20, with half of each ticket going straight to the Clemmons Food Pantry to help make an impact. The tickets for this event are limited, so don’t miss your opportunity to come out for an incredible concert that lets you give back and make a difference in your community. Tickets are on sale now on through the event date with any remaining seats available for sale at the door the night of the show.

If you have further questions about the upcoming Celtic Sessions benefit concert or on ways you can get involved with the Clemmons Food Pantry, please reach out to Ellen Tommasi at or check out






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