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'Caleigh' to open Music in the Park series

cutline: Caleigh, a Minnesota band, will perform at Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, July 9, at 7 p.m. Pictured, from left, are Lenore Siems, Bemidji; Dee Furfaro, Pinewood; and April Larson, Bagley area. The series is made possible with a gift from the Staples Host Lions Club Submitted photo.

'Caleigh' will kick off the Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, July 9, at 7 p.m. This is the first concert in the series which will run for six Sundays.

Comprised of three musicians (Lenore Siems, Dee Furfaro, April Larson), Caleigh is a Minnesota band whose sound is earthy and eclectic. Expect to hear a fusion of world folk, Celtic, bluegrass, American Old-Time and original compositions.

Caleigh has shared their 20-year musical journey with audiences throughout Minnesota and fans worldwide via the internet.

The band has released five albums on the Lily Label, each graced with the sounds of harp, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, accordion, guitars, mandolin, congas, viola, contra bass, balalaika and captivating vocals. According to information at their website, "Caleigh's music will inspire the imagination of listeners as they travel through a time-honored musical experience."

Caleigh's albums have been sold worldwide via ITunes and CD Baby. Through MP3, several of the band's tunes were selected as number one on the musical charts and their arrangement of St. Patrick's Day Medley was used as the background music for internet greeting cards. In 2000, several tunes were selected for a Canadian multimedia middle school social studies curriculum resource called Living Histories: Founding of America. In 2013, Caleigh was the featured band for the radio show, "Minnesota Center Stage."

For more information about this band, visit their website at www.caleigh3@wordpress.com.

The Music in the Park Concerts are held in the Northern Pacific (NP) Park on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. and will run through August 13. For more information on the Music in the Park series as well as the regular concert series, check out www.staplesmotleyarts.org.

Northern Pacific (NP) Park is located at 625 6th St. NE. Turn north on 6th Street at the junction of Hwys 10 and 210 and go six blocks. In case of rain, the concerts will be moved to Faith Lutheran Church.

The Music in the Park series is funded by the Staples Host Lions Club. The series is organized by the Staples Motley Area Arts Council, with the assistance of the Staples Motley Public Schools and the City of Staples.

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