Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Former Resident Martha Giles to appear at OFTA


Martha Giles is a gifted musician, illustrator, and teacher. A look at her web site www.marthagiles.com will give you a full idea of her many talents, but chief among them would be her mastery of the Hammered Dulcimer, the ancient Great-Grandparent of the piano.

Giles will be playing the Hammered Dulcimer at OFTA (Old Friends Talk Arts) on Wednesday, June 10th at 10:00 a.m. at the Buchanan Center for the Arts. Her appearance in Monmouth is a part of her 2009 spring tour and her 2008 CD, titled “Inventio”, will also be available for purchase at the performance.
Martha grew up in Monmouth and is the daughter of Ken Giles, educator and long time principal of Lincoln Elementary School, and his wife Sue. Although Martha moved to Virginia in 1987, her brother Dave still resides in Monmouth.
All OFTA programs at the Buchanan Center are open to the public free of charge and last about an hour. Refreshments are also available at no charge. Please consider attending and welcoming this talented former resident back to her old home town.

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