Celtic-folk singer scheduled to perform March 17

Mar. 11—IRONTON — Connie Dover, called by the Boston Globe "the finest folk ballad singer America has produced since Joan Baez," will perform at 3 p.m. March 17 at First Presbyterian Church.

The singer, poet and Emmy Award-winning producer and composer performs the music of Scotland, Ireland and early America.

Born in Arkansas and raised in Missouri, Dover studied at Oxford University and has researched music from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Miles City, Montana. She spends a portion of her summers cooking on a ranch in northwest Wyoming, and part of the winter months as a cook and guide at a remote yurt camp in Yellowstone National Park.

Dover has released six critically acclaimed solo albums, and her music can be heard on many soundtracks and recordings of folk and world music. She received the 2007 Emmy Award for Musical Composition and Arrangement and is a recipient of the Speakeasy Prize in Poetry and the Yellowstone and Teton Song Contest Grand Prize. She has also been inducted into the Missouri Music Hall of Fame. She also has been a featured guest on NPR's "Weekend Edition," "A Prairie Home Companion" and "Thistle and Shamrock."

Admission is $15, which is payable at the door; children and students are admitted free.