Belles on Strings


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Past Dates

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Farmers Indoor Curb Market (Bonnie Bows)

Music in the Market - 9:00-11:00 am Free!
501 Yanceyville Street
Greensboro, NC

Saturdays 7am – 12 noon (year round)

Wednesday 8am – 1pm (April 19 – December 22)

501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, NC
Located on the corner of Lindsay St. and Yanceyville St. across from the War Memorial Stadium.
The Market is an indoor facility with free admission, WiFi, and plenty of free parking as well as an ATM on site

Established 1874

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Scotland County Highland Games

Glad to be Trad
Lauringburg, NC

Details pending

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Reynolds Auditorium

Bookmarks Festival keynote closing event featuring Outlander author Diana Gabaldon - 5:00 pm ranges from $16.00 - $60.00
301 N. Hawthorne Rd
Winston-Salem, NC

Bonnie Bows will play Scottish selections starting at 4:00 pm and ending immediately prior to Ms. Gabaldon's talk.

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Farmers Indoor Curb Market (Bonnie Bows)

Music at the Market - 9:00-11:00 am Free!
501 Yanceyville Street
Greensboro, NC

Saturdays 7am – 12 noon (year round)

Wednesday 8am – 1pm (April 19 – December 22)

501 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, NC
Located on the corner of Lindsay St. and Yanceyville St. across from the War Memorial Stadium.
The Market is an indoor facility with free admission, WiFi, and plenty of free parking as well as an ATM on site

Established 1874

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Bagpipe Demise, Fiddle Rise - 1:00 pm (also presented 12:30 pm, Sun. July 9) game admission ticket required
Grandfather Mountain
Linville, NC

Come to the GMHG and stop by the large Cultural Village tent for our two 30-minute presentations on the devastating effect the Highland Clearances (mid 1700s) had on highland bagpipes, consequently allowing the fiddle to swiftly rise in popularity. Even to this day, much of traditional Scottish fiddle repertoire comprises tunes originally written and performed on the highland bagpipe. We'll perform several such tunes and trace each tune's instrumental migration, highlighting specialized 'ornaments' fiddlers use to imitate the bagpipe sound. 1:00 pm Saturday July 8 and 12:30 Sunday July 9.

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

St. Andrews University, Morgan Morris Theater

Scottish Heritage Weekend Concert - 7:00 pm Free; open to the public
Laurinburg, NC

An eclectic mix of old Scottish favorites, as well as contemporary Scottish and Scottish-inspired tunes. Co-performance with the St. Andrews University Pipe Band, as part of the 28th Charles Bascombe Shaw Memorial Scottish Heritage Weekend. To register for the weekend's events click here (March 17 deadline). You don't need to attend the Heritage Weekend events to attend the concert.

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Arbor Acres' St.Patrick's Day Social

Celtic Serenade - 4:00 pm
Winston-Salem, NC

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Creekside Terrace

Celtic Christmas - 6:45 pm Free!
Winston-Salem, NC

A performance mainly for residents but guests are welcome.

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Stonefield Cellars & Winery (as Bonnie Bows)

Holiday Open House - 2:00-4:00 pm Free! Come thirsty!
8220 NC-68
Stokesdale, NC
(336) 644-9908

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Wedding (private event)

Asheville, NC

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Scotland County Highland Games

Entertainment Stage - TBD TBD
Laurinburg, NC

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Muddy Creek Music Hall

Three Belles and a Beau - 8:00 pm (doors open 7:30) $12 in advance/15$ at the door
5455 Bethania Rd
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 923-8623


THREE BELLES AND A BEAU - Join us for an evening of Scottish and Irish music—old and new, lively and laid back. We'll be premiering original arrangements of the modern Irish slip jig Butterfly, the old Irish harp tune Planxty Burke and the traditional Scottish strathspey The Braes of Tullymet, among others. And our "beau" for the evening, Allen Berryhill, veteran of musical theater and UNCSA instructor of Dance & Music for Singers, will spice things up with percussion and voice. So get your tartan on and come on down!                                 DISCOUNT ADVANCE TICKETS CLICK HERE!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Kimpton Cardinal Hotel (private event)

Board of Directors Reception, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Conference - 6:15-7:45
Winston-Salem, NC

(Private Event)

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

The Childrens' Home

Reception at the home of the Executive Director - 5:30-7:00 pm
Winston-Salem, NC

(Private Event)

Friday, February 26th, 2016

The Sheperd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem

Friday Social Club Free! But seating is limited. Pls call 336-748-0217 for a reservation.
1700 Ebert St.
Winston-Salem, NC

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Elon University

Student-Parent Luncheon - Noon-1:15 Private event
Elon, NC

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

Muddy Creek Music Hall

CD Release Performance Party! - 8:00 12$/10$ (Fiddle and Bow members)
5455 Bethania Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC

In partnership with the Fiddle and Bow Society we'll perform selections from our new CD, Out of the Wood, the culmination of four years of composing and arranging. We've also got some new material to share! We'll be joined by local guest artists Bill Smith, percussionist extraordinaire, as well as Megan Irby, vocalist, and Don Penzien, guitarist, the duo comprising Beirt le Cheile. The venue is a funky converted mill and has great food and drink available for purchase. All ticket holders are automatically eligible for Scottish-themed door prizes. So get your tartan on and come on down. Its gonna be fun!

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Ceilidh at Ayr Adult $15. Children (5-12) $5. Under 5 – free.
376 St. Marys Rd
Hillsborough, NC
(919) 732-6886
Join the bicentennial celebration of this historic home built by William Kirkland, a native of Ayr, Scotland, in 1815. 
Food, Beer, Highland Dancing, Pipes and Drums, and us! 
9:15 am               Gates open
12:15-1:00 pm   Belles on Strings, joined by Celtic guitar and vocal duo Beirt le Chéile
2:45-3:30           Belles on Strings, joined by Celtic guitar and vocal duo Beirt le Chéile 
4:00                    Gates Close           
RAIN DATE: Oct. 25

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Scotland County Highland Games

Grounds of the Historic John Blue House, 13040 X-Way Rd.

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Penn Plantation

Wedding (private event) - 2:00
Reidsville, NC

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Triad Highland Games

12:00-12:30 & 1:15-1:45 Admission Fee for Games
Bryan Park 6102 Southshore Rd.
Browns Summit (just outside Greensboro), NC

We will be playing at the Traditional Music tent (aka the Small Tent). 

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Highland Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall

Adventures in Learning - 12:15 - 1:00 Free!
2381 Cloverdale Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC
Sponsored by The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem 336-748-0217

Our performance is part of a longer series of workshops designed to support and enhance the lives of senior citizens. You do not have to participate in any workshops to attend the concert, but if you are interested to learn more go to

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Ambleside Gallery

'Celtic Tunes in Time with Nature' - 7:00-8:30 with a break $10
528 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC

Join Belles on Strings for an evening's entertainment in the beautiful Ambleside Gallery in Greensboro, We will perform jigs, reels, strathspeys and airs, both traditional and original, while sharing some interesting tidbits about celtic music and customs. Light refreshments will be provided at the break. Ambleside is featuring oil and pastel landscapes by Asheville-based plein air artist Deborah Squier. It's the perfect setting for a cozy celtic evening. 

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Winston Square Park

"Outta the Bag" Music and Spoken Word Show - Noon - 1:00 Free!
310 N. Marshall Street
Winston-Salem, NC

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Winston Square Park

"Outta the Bag" Music and Spoken Word Show - Noon-1:00 Free
N. Marshall Street
Winston-Salem, NC

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Community Arts Cafe

Bethabara Ceilidh - 7 PM $10 at the door, $5 of you have signed up to perform
Downtown Winston-Salem

Belles on Strings will perform a couple of their favorite sets for the Ceilidh, both composed and arranged by them.  The evening will be hosted by 3 fabulous musicians: Colleen Raney vocals and guitar, Hanz Araki vocals and flute and Joseph Carmichael on guitar. They will start the evening with a short set, then open the microphones to any local talent that wants to perform anything Celtic.  Of course, the Belles will be there to contribute!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

More Recording...

Original Music Recorded and Copyrighted

We just received mp3 files of four sets of music from Fiddle and Bow recording engineer, Bill Poindexter.  We spent an afternoon laying down all our original compositions to date.  Please go to our audio page and check out our new recordings!  In addition, we are in the process of copyrighting 13 of our original tunes right now, in preparation for a 2015 CD release.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Arbor Acres Retirement Home

Belles on Strings at Arbor Acres - 2 PM Free to Arbor Acre Residents

The Belles will perform a concert of traditional and original Celtic music to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day and North Carolina's Scottish and Irish heritage.


Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Mount Tabor United Methodist Church

Upcoming Community Concert - 6 PM Free!
3543 Robinhood Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Belles on Strings will be featured in Mount Tabor United Methodist Church's concert series on March 16, just before Saint Patrick's Day.  Come and listen to their distinctive Celtic music including traditional Scottish tunes and original compositions.

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Community Arts Cafe

Bethabara Friday Night Ceilidh - 7 PM $5 for performers / $10 regular admission
Downtown Winston-Salem

Belles on Strings will host the Bethabara Friday Night Ceilidh.  In true Ceilidh style, everyone is invited to come with their own Celtic song, dance, poem, joke, skit, etc.  The Belles will start the evening off with a few of their newly recorded tunes, and then throw the evening open to whoever wants to get up and contribute.  Of course anyone is welcome to just come and listen - no pressure to perform.  Just order a beverage and some munchies and enjoy the show!



Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Kress Building

Art Exposed - Meet the Artists Dinner - 6:30 - 8:30

An evening to raise funds for Greensboro Day School, with some of the community’s most talented artists. Guests will enjoy dinner, drinks and live music with Belles on Strings and harpist Sally Duran, among others.

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Recording Commences

First two tracks of our new CD are recorded, mixed, and mastered!

The Belles and their recording guru, Robert Kirk, have been busy recording for the website. The first is an all harp Tango called "Fool's Dilemma", and the second is a set of three contemplative pieces based on Buddhist history called "Mandala Suite".  All were written and arranged by Ann Borden.  To listen to them please go to our audio page. Also go to our Photo page to see pictures taken during recording.  Next we begin recording "The Bird Suite", a set of three Strathspeys written by Nora Garver.  Wish us luck!

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Central Family YMCA

Benefit Concert for YMCA Youth Camp

Belles on Strings will perform a short benefit concert for the Central Family YMCA's summer youth camp.  Their first ever performance, they will play  two sets of original music in addition to some traditional Scottish tunes.