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After many years of living in France, fretted string virtuoso Robin Bullock now calls Black Mountain home.

He is often elsewhere, however, performing as a soloist or accompanist or teaching at music camps. His adopted home town will have the chance to hear him play at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 26 at White Horse Black Mountain. Bullock will perform the Bach Cello Suites arranged for mandolin. Tickets are $15 advance/$18 door.

Bullock, who plays guitar, mandolin and cittern, grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, a hotbed of bluegrass and Irish music. Those early influences shaped a musical persona that successfully blends Celtic and American traditions. Bullock's impeccable tone, virtuosic technique and tasteful arrangements have put him on the road with folk legends like Janis Ian and Tom Paxton. He has played and recorded with a "who's who" of acoustic artists as well a producing a catalog of acclaimed CDs under his own name. 

Bullock’s most recent recording is an ambitious interpretation for mandolin of J.S. Bach’s Suites 1-3 for Cello. 

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