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Poor Man's Gambit
An Evening of Celtic Music

Saturday, May 4th, 2024

7:00 p.m.

Jettie Baker Center

348 Main St, Clintwood, VA 24228

Tickets: $10 at the door

Children and students admitted free

Featuring Fiddle, Button Accordion, Guitar, Bodhran, Bouzouki, Vocals, and Dance, Poor Man's Gambit brings together diverse musical backgrounds which complement each other’s styles both on stage and in the studio. With two multi-instrumentalists in the line-up, the trio is noted for their ability to change instrumentation many times during a performance, offering several levels of musical depth to listening ears. The addition of Corey’s flashy footwork on the occasional reel adds an extra punch of energy to their shows.


Most of the trio’s repertoire is rooted in Irish tradition, but they also pull from other provincial influences including England, Brittany, and Scotland, in addition to their own original compositions.


Poor Man’s Gambit was formed in 2015 and hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The trio is Deirdre Lockman (Fiddle and Vocals), Corey Purcell (Button Accordion, Cittern, Bodhran, Vocals, and Dance), and Federico Betti (Guitar and Fiddle).

Pro-Art partners with a variety of venues, therefore individuals with mobility issues or general questions are encouraged to call (276) 376-4520 or email the Pro-Art office at For evolving conditions related to weather cancellations, or similar unforeseen circumstances, patrons are encouraged to check for up-to-date information. 


Pro-Art is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the C. Bascom Slemp Foundation, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Mountain Empire Community College, the Columbus Phipps Foundation, and the Lee County Community Foundation.

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