Folk Harpist Gillian Grassie at Appel Farm

First Fridays at The Gallery at Appel Farm presents captivating harpist/singer/songwriter Gillian Grassie on Friday, December 5 at 8:00pm. Grassie's unique sound melds her soulful lyrics and appealing soprano with a harp technique that shows her jazz and folk roots. Grassie has been acclaimed for her first album, Serpentine, and took a top prize in the New York Songwriters Circle Contest with "Silken String." In her hands, the boundaries of traditional harp playing are stretched to showcase her one-of-a-kind talent. Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased by calling (800) 394-1211 or visiting

Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, 457 Shirley Road, Elmer, NJ 08318 Centrally located in Salem County, Appel Farm is a convenient drive from Cherry Hill/Philadelphia, Wilmington and many areas of southern New Jersey.

Located in the intimate Art Gallery at Appel Farm Arts and Music Center, First Fridays @ The Gallery showcases regional artists who show great promise as performers and songwriters. Appel Farm is proud to showcase these young artists as they develop in their careers, and to introduce exciting new talent to its audiences. Patrons are invited to bring their own wine, or beer to these casual concerts.

Appel Farm Arts and Music Center is a non-profit regional arts center serving audiences, artists, and students. Programs include a residential summer arts camp, concerts, family matinees, a major outdoor music festival, and classes for children and adults, outreach in New Jersey public schools and a conference center. More information about Appel Farm can be found at or by calling (856) 358-2472.

These programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding sources include corporations, foundations and individual contributions by friends, Trustees and alumni of Appel Farm.

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