Larry Cordle & Red Barn Radio re-team for Free Christmas Show at UK Hospital

On December 5th @ 7:30pm, Red Barn Radio will present AN APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS IV in Pavilion A of the new UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. The free show will be headlined by Grammy Winning singer/songwriter, Larry Cordle, simulcast live by WUKY. Red Barn Radio will also produce a television version of the night’s performances to air on KET during the Christmas Season [DTB]. The performance is free and open to staff, patients, family and the public.

Larry Cordle

“We are thrilled to be working with UK HealthCare, its Arts in HealthCare initiative, KET and WUKY to bring the Christmas show to all those family members, staff and community who may need a small window of joy during in what can be an overwhelming time of year,” stated Ed Commons, Executive Producer, RED BARN RADIO. “And with the addition of KET set to broadcast the TV portion allows for more of Kentucky to experience an evening, of and for the community, featuring some of the region’s best talent,” finished Mr. Commons.

The UK Albert B. Chandler and the Arts in HealthCare program use the arts to create a healing environment. The concept is to make people feel more comfortable in a time of need and to invite people to visit the hospital when they are well. UK HealthCare continues its ongoing commitment to providing the best that medicine has to offer within a healing environment that conveys the unique spirit of Kentucky.

“ With the opening of Pavilion A the first phase of the visual arts program is almost complete; our efforts at this time will be focused on bringing more programmatic and performance art into the space – music, dance, poetry, theatre – with an eye forward to interactive art making for patients, families and staff,” intimated Jackie Hamilton, Director, UK Arts in HealthCare.

This is the 4th year Red Barn has produced an Appalachian Christmas program.

Also scheduled to appear are: 2010 Hammered Dulcimer champion, Ted Yoder, Appalachian story teller, Pam Holcomb. Singer songwriter Jennifer Rose [performing with her daughters]. Mezzo-soprano Sherri Phelps and pianist, Rachel Taylor, 19 year old banjo phenom, Sam Gleaves and TeenSING, the youth choir of Central Christian Church.

For more information go to or call Ed Commons at 859.338.7648.

Red Barn Radio is a weekly syndicated program showcasing Old Time and Bluegrass musicians, both from our Commonwealth and neighboring states where Kentucky has settled and flourished. The mission of Red Barn Radio is to preserve, promote and perform the rich music heritage of Kentucky.

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