Three of the premier Celtic harpers in the world take you on a dramatic musical journey deep into the myths, magic and fabled history of this most captivating instrument.
“Legends of the Celtic
Harp is a blend of music and oratory,
falling somewhere between concert and theater.
It spanned nearly the range of human feeling,
from humor to tragedy, tenderness to rage, reality
to mysticism, and more besides. The effects
were powerful and exhilarating.”
more information and booking:
707-823-2923 or Patrick@PatrickBall.com
from a 2012 performance at The Freight and Salvage,
of the Celtic Harp is very happy to
announce that we have two new concerts!
Winter Gift" Patrick, Lisa, Aryeh
step into a magical world of Irish and English
literature, Celtic legend and traditional folk
beliefs and draw out tales such as "A
Child’s Christmas in Wales,"
a chapter from "The Wind in the Willows,"
and passages from Shakespeare, William Butler
Yeats, and Thomas Hardy, and mingle them with
beloved and original pieces of seasonal music.
All of the music and all of the stories touch
on the central message of the Christmas/Winter
season. Hope. Hope for something wondrous. Hope
for a light in the darkness.
DOOR BETWEEN THE WORLDS"
Door Between the Worlds" is a dramatic
journey in music and story into the realms of
the Celtic "Otherworld." The Celtic
people have always believed that there are two
worlds. There is the world we live in. And there
is "The Otherworld." This Land of
Faery" is filled with wonder and delight
but also darkness and peril. Patrick, Lisa,
Aryeh open the door into this mystical world
with music played on Celtic harps, Irish bouzouki,
mandolin, cittern and Swedish nyckelharpa and
tell the tales of that legendary land from which
no one returns unchanged.
Patrick Ball -
Wire strung Celtic Harp, Spoken Word
Patrick is one of the premier Celtic harp players
in the world and a captivating spoken word artist.
He has recorded nine instrumental and four spoken
word albums which have sold well over a half
million copies internationally, winning national
awards in both the music and spoken word categories.
Patrick’s critically acclaimed concerts and
solo theatrical productions have toured extensively
throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland,
Scotland and England. His passion for the oral
tradition of Irish storytelling and his love
of the wire-strung Celtic Harp have made Patrick
Ball one of the most beloved performers in folk
music today www.patrickball.com
Lynne - Celtic Harp, Irish Bouzouki,
Lisa is a multi-instrumentalist and performer
who has gained worldwide recognition for her
original music featuring the Celtic Harp. She
is widely acclaimed for composing memorable
and heartwarming melodies on the Windham Hiill/Sony
music labels that have repeatedly placed in
the Top 10 & Top 20 on the Billboard New
Age music charts. Lisa tours year round performing
at large US festivals and performing art centers.
Her work in Therapeutic music has gained recognition
from NBC, CNN, Fox News Atlanta and numerous
newspaper and magazine articles including Wall
Street Journal. Lisa's music is heard throughout
the award winning PBS special “Alone in
the Wilderness,” amongst many other soundtracks
for commercial television and independent films.
Frankfurter - Celtic Harp, Swedish
Aryeh is a renowned Celtic harper and world
traveling multi-instrumentalist who went from
virtuosic progressive rock violin to intricate
Swedish folk and Celtic music. He began with
classical violin at the age of three and went
on to explore various ethnic and international
musical genres. Aryeh taught himself to play
a variety of bowed and plucked instruments and,
most recently, the rare Swedish Nyckelharpa.
His uncommon approach to the Celtic harp and
folk harp repertoire and his many critically
and commercially successful albums have established
him as a musician, recording and performance
artist of extraordinary talent. www.Lionharp.com
|Past Performances (partial list)
Spreckles Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park, CA
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Maui, Hawaii
Caltech Folk Music Concerts, Pasadena, CA
Orvis Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA
Seldovia Arts Council, Seldovia, Alaska
Valdez Arts Council, Valdez, Alaska
The Old Church, Portland, OR
Arcata Playhouse, Arcata, CA
Matheson Theater, Mendocino, CA
Sunnyvale Performing Arts Theater, Sunnyvale, CA
Sutter Creek Theater, Sutter Creek, CA
Island Music Center, Bainbridge Island, WA
Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
Trinity Episcopal Church, Toledo, OH
|Santa Barbara News-Press - click here
|Oregon’s Mail Tribune - click here
|Mercury News - click here
|Additional performances by Patrick Ball: click here
Additional performances by Lisa Lynne: click here
Additional performances by Aryeh Frankfurter: click here