Get in the spring spirit with Laura MacKenzie’s program of “traditional, wind-powered music” from 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 6 at the Park Rapids Area Library.

Using an array of instruments, including wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, bagpipes, gemshorn, and voice, MacKenzie will share the rich heritage of Celtic music.

MacKenzie has learned from many tradition-bearers on both sides of the Atlantic, and has herself been recognized as a Master Folk Artist by the Minnesota State Arts Board. She has been lauded as a "Celtic music wizard" by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and a "High priestess of Celtic music" by Minnesota Public Radio.

In a program intriguing to both youth and adults, learn how air is transformed into music and what makes the airs, dance tunes and songs truly “Celtic.”

This free Legacy Program is funded, in part or in whole, with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.