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FSU’s Cultural Events Series Presents ‘Barrage’

FROSTBURG, Md.— Barrage, a high-octane fiddle-fest, featuring an international, multi-talented cast performing music, song and dance takes the stage during Frostburg State University’s Family Weekend at 8 p.m., Sept. 27, in the Harold J. Cordts Physical Education Center’s Main Arena.

Barrage offers up a diverse fusion of cultures, musical styles and performance vitality. Their most recent world-wide show, “High Strung,” is delivered with energy and musical virtuosity that will wow audiences.

Barrage is comprised of six violinists/vocalists, one drummer, one bass player and a guitarist. It’s a little bit “Stomp” and a little bit “Riverdance,” with six talented young fiddlers backed by an on-stage musical ensemble performing a combination of Celtic, classical, country, calypso, jazz, rock and folk—all at a high energy level. Their music continuously evolves, combining contemporary world music influences, layered vocal arrangements and pulsating modern beats and rhythms.

Since its creation in Calgary, Canada, in 1996, Barrage has been featured many times at events worldwide, having played for many presidents, prime ministers and princes. “Barrage” has had its television productions aired on several international TV networks, including the U.S.’s PBS, the BBC in the United Kingdom and CBC in Canada, and has performed live shows throughout the world before making its way to Frostburg.

Both reserved floor and general admission bleacher tickets are available. Adult reserved floor are $18, and under 17 tickets are $13. General admission bleacher tickets for adults are $12, and under 17 tickets are $7. Group discount tickets are also available. To order tickets or for more information, call 301-687-3137 or 1-866-849-9237, or visit the Cultural Event Series Web site at

The Barrage “High Strung” performance at Frostburg State University is presented in partnership with the Cultural Events Series, University Programming Council and the FSU Division of Student and Educational Services,

The Cultural Events Series is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. MSAC funding is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 13 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589