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Supple Folk Music Series features Quick Step

Date released: 03/23/04

SAN MARCOS – Quick Step, featuring the musical talents of John Kirk and Trish Miller, comes to Texas State University-San Marcos Friday, March 26, for a 7:30 p.m. performance in the Music Building Recital Hall.

The show is part of the Jerry and Cathy Supple Folk Music Series, co-sponsored by Century Tel, with the proceeds to benefit the Reed Parr Music Endowment.

In addition to Kirk and Miller, New York-based Quick Step’s membership includes Ed Lowman, Sara Milonovich and Cedar Stanistreet. Lively fiddle tunes together with fancy footwork and folksongs are the calling cards of a Quick Step concert. Highlights of the program include Kirk’s fiddle skills and Miller’s dynamic clog dancing. Selections are traditional folksongs and fiddle tunes, originals, historical, sentimental and funny pieces.

Since 1988, Kirk and Miller have have toured throughout the U.S. and abroad as a duo and with Quick Step, from a school down in the Grand Canyon to Barbados, from the Dance Flurry Festival to a concert at the Academy of Culture in St. Petersburg, Russia. They are in demand as arts-in-education specialists, participating in several residence programs at schools and colleges throughout the United States. They have been featured on two WMHT-Public TV specials; “Songs from the Heart of the Adirondacks” and “Christmas in the Adirondacks.”