Friday, April 18, 2008


Visit the Lawrenceville Female Seminary on April 25 at 8 p.m. for the latest performance in the Coffeehouse Nights live music series, which features local musical artists performing various types of music. This month, the Border Collies will perform.

The Border Collies are a contemporary Celtic band featuring a unique blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic and folk influences in their music and their compositions. Based out of Atlanta, the band performs regionally around the southeast at concerts, festivals and clubs.

Founding members Michael Robbins and Caeri Tomson met while attending Swannanoa Celtic Week in July 1999. Their first performance was given at the student showcase and they both returned to Atlanta enthused and energized by the Swannanoa experience and began writing songs and developing material. The band released its’ first CD in December 2000 titled, “Live at the Variety Playhouse.” The CD captured the live performance at a concert celebrating the Celtic New Year to a near sold out crowd at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse. Their 2002 CD release, “The Road from Swannanoa,” showcases the band’s original compositions and their ability to interpret and arrange traditional material.

Admission is $4 for Gwinnett History Museum members, $5 for non-members. Coffee, drinks, and desserts will be available for purchase. For more information, call 770-822-5178. The Lawrenceville Female Seminary is located at 455 South Perry St. in Lawrenceville.

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