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New this year at A Dickens Holiday

(Fayetteville, NC) November 19, 2018 — A Dickens Holiday is known for pulling out all the Victorian stops every year – from horse-drawn carriage rides to roving carolers, hot apple cider to gingerbread cookies, costumed characters from Ebenezer Scrooge to Jacob Marley to Queen Victoria … and a candlelight procession that melts our hearts every time.

New this year are two performance acts that are sure to captivate and usher in the holidays. Barrowburn, a four-piece acoustic Celtic group, and the Canterbury Victorian Dance Group.

Barrowburn, Celtic group

Based in Raleigh, Barrowburn prides itself on versatility. According to their website, the group is “equally at home ripping through a set of jigs or reels as they are rendering the simple beauty of a slow air or lament. Virgil Sealy, who plays fiddle, mandolin, bodhran and sings, says their repertoire includes not only Celtic music, but also “Irish, Scottish and even American folk music.”

Barrowburn performs from 6:15 to 9 p.m. in Annie’s Alehouse, located inside the Arts Center, home of the Arts Council, at 301 Hay Street.

Canterbury Victorian Dance Group

The Canterbury Victorian Dance Group are local women who are passionate about performing English country dancing in Victorian attire. Their performance pieces include the Rufty Tufty, Hearts Ease, and the Queen’s Waltz. They will also be engaging the crowds in learning how to do the Circle Waltz and the Halfe Hannikin. Break out your dancing shoes!

The Canterbury Victorian Dance Group will perform at various times throughout the afternoon in the front hall of The Capitol Encore Academy, 126 Hay Street.


Produced by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, A Dickens Holiday is made possible because of the generosity of a number of organizations and individuals.


Leading Sponsors:

The Fayetteville ObserverFayetteville PWCH & H Homes

Supporting Sponsors: Piedmont Natural GasWRAL-TV,

Additional Sponsors: Cape Fear Valley Health SystemOlde Fayetteville Insurance,

McKee Homes, BB&T, Michael S. Bryant, M.D., First BankValley Regional Imaging,

Callahan & Rice, Bleecker Chevrolet, First Citizens BankCity Center Gallery & Books,

Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports MedicineHolmes SecurityPhysicians Total Rehab,

Ramsey Commons, Inc., Valley Radiology,

Fayetteville/ Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation



The Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County was founded in 1973. As a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations and the community, the nonprofit agency administers programs in partnership with a variety of local agencies to stimulate community development through the arts. The Arts Council supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development and lifelong learning through the arts.

The Arts Council’s grants, programs and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.