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The Barley Jacks include frontman Brian Wicklund, fiddle; Joe Cruz, guitar; Kevin Rowe, bass; and Joel Arpin, percussion. The group performs Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Ulen's Top Hat Theatre. Submitted Photo

Barley Jacks in Ulen Jan. 12

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The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund will perform at Ulen's Top Hat Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Hailing from Marine on the St. Croix, Minn., the band blends original bluegrass, Celtic and roots music into a unique sound, performed with acrobatic skill and soul.

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The Barley Jacks are masters of the fiddle, guitar, bass, and drum, who meld their divergent backgrounds of blues and bluegrass, classical and Celtic, R & B and bebop to inspire each other and create something entirely new.

Front-man and fiddler Brian Wick lund is joined by Joe Cruz on guitar, Kevin Rowe on bass, and Joel Arpin on percussion. Their 2010 debut recording "Either Side of Night" and 2011 recording "The Lighthouse" have been met with great praise by reviewers.

Virtuosity, magic, and a little danger combine to make every performance unique. The first thing an audience notices is how much fun the Barley Jacks have when they perform. Check out their music at: www.barleyjacks.com.

The Top Hat Theatre is located inside the Ulen-Hitterdal School in Ulen. Tickets are on sale now at the school office, $15 for adults, $10 for students. You can reserve your seats by phone at 218-596-8853 or e-mail, tvogel@ulenhitterdal.k12.mn.us.

Ulen-Hitterdal band and choir students will be sponsoring a special taco supper prior to the Barley Jacks concert on Jan. 12.

Serving will run from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ulen Community Hall (former VFW).

Menu includes a Fry Bread Taco supper with coffee/lemonade and dessert.

Tickets are available prior to the event from all band and choir members and the U-H School office at $5 each; cost will be $7 after Jan. 4 and at the door.

Buy your tickets today and support the spring NYC band and choir trip for Ulen-Hitterdal students.

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