Live at the Branch | Mini Concert Series

These hour long musical performances focus on creating an intimate setting for musicians and the audience to engage in dialogue. The series is more than a just musical performance but also an interactive experience between the artists and audience; a hybrid lecture series and performance series.

The Main Gallery of the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, where the series is held, was specifically designed with the phonic qualities of live music in mind when it was originally built by famed architect, John Russell Pope for the Branch family in 1919 where they would host many social gatherings. 

During the performance, the audience enjoys hor d’oeuvres and wine at private tables where they are encouraged to join in the conversation with the artist.

Mike Ferry

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 

Mike Ferry is an internationally-known fiddler, songwriter, author, and teacher who lives in the Richmond, VA area. His work has been featured in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, CNN, Christian Science Monitor, Newsmax, Good Morning America, Irish Music Magazine, Virginia This Morning (CBS 6), Richmond Times-Dispatch, VPM, Spin Magazine, and radio shows and podcasts around the world.



Some of his compositions have appeared in national television programs including “Dawson’s Creek” and “The Real World.” As a performer, Mike has toured throughout the United States and has shared the stage and screen with artists such as Usher, Melissa Etheridge, Ellie Goulding, Edwin McCain, Kenny Loggins, John Mayer, Sugarland, Tenacious D, The Outfield, and more. Mike’s latest album, “From Ulster To Appalachia,” is a contemporary-sounding collection of Irish, Scottish, and American fiddle tunes. 


His previous release, “Virginia,” is an instrumental album dedicated to the history and natural beauty of Virginia.


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