GAMBIER — Fiddle and folk melodies performed by Alayne and Gregory Wegner will animate the historic Quarry Chapel on Sunday.
The free concert performed by the daughter-and-father duo is hosted by the Friends of the Quarry Chapel at 10930 Quarry Chapel Road, Gambier, at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and parking is free.
“Because I spent a good deal of time during my childhood playing fiddle music with my father, Celtic music always brings forth a familiar feeling of family and nostalgia,” Alayne Wegner said. “As a classical musician, I often enjoy combining my classical training with the fiddle-like styles of Irish music to bring about the qualities of both styles equally.”
In addition to Celtic fiddle tunes, the musicians will tackle classical sonatas on stringed instruments and may pitch in with vocals.
Wegner of Columbus is a recent Kenyon College graduate and a violinist, teacher and arts administrator. She began playing the violin at age 5 and now performs with the Knox County Symphony, the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and the Newark Granville Symphony Orchestra.
Gregory Wegner of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is an amateur musician skilled on the guitar, banjo, concertina, mandolin and violin. Gregory Wegner has been a familiar figure over the years at traditional Irish jam sessions in Grand Rapids.
“I love performing at the Quarry Chapel, which is such an historically significant venue,” Alayne Wegner said. “The chapel provides two of my favorite ingredients for a lovely concert: great acoustics for string instruments and an intimate space with which to interact and play for our community.”