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.”
(Presenter Review)

Electronic Press Kit

Legends of the Celtic Harp will be touring the Southwest and East Coast in early 2014. If you are interested in hosting a performance or workshop or have suggestions for venues, please let us know! Patrick@PatrickBall.com

For more information and booking:
707-823-2923 or Patrick@PatrickBall.com

“Gwilan's Harp” (Opening)

“A Winter Gift”

Video from a 2012 performance at The Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, CA

“An Irish Blessing”

Legends of the Celtic Harp is very happy to announce that we have a NEW CHRISTMAS/WINTER SEASON concert.

In “A 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.

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

Lisa Lynne - Celtic Harp, Irish Bouzouki, Mandolin
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. www.LisaLynne.com

Aryeh Frankfurter - Celtic Harp, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Cittern
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

 

 

Tour Dates

2013

DATE WHERE CONTACT
Sept 28 Unitarian Universalist Church of Monterey Penninsula, Monterey, CA 831-624-7404
415-642-1466
Oct 11 New St. John's Episcopal Church
Aptos, CA
415-642-1466
Oct 12

SF LiveArts at Cyprians

San Francisco, CA

website

415-642-1466
Nov 1

Glaser Center/ Unitarian Universalist

Santa Rosa, CA

website

707-568-5381
Nov 2

San Mateo Unitarian Universalist

San Mateo, CA

tickets

415-642-1466
Dec 6

St. Mark's United Methodist Church

Stockton, CA

209-463-7071
Dec 7

Castoro Cellars Winery

Templeton/San Luis Obispo, CA

website

805- 440-9521
Dec 8

Thousand Oaks Library

Thousand Oaks, CA

website

805-499-2660

415-642-1466

Dec 19

Freight & Salvage "A Winter Gift"

Berkeley, CA

website

510- 644-2020
2014    
Jan 10

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Chico, CA

website

530-343-1693

415-642-1466

Jan 11

The Dance Palace

Point Reyes Station, CA

website

415-663-1075
Jan 30

Umpqua Unitarian Universalist Church

Roseburg, OR

website

541-672-2250
Jan 31

Walters Cultural Arts Center

Hillsboro, OR

website

503-615-3485
Feb 1

St. Clair Productions

Ashland, OR

info@stclairevents.com

website

541-535-3562
Feb 2

Unitarian Universalist Church

Eugene, OR

website

541-686-2775

415-642-1466

Feb 19

The Coffee Gallery Backstage

Altadena, CA

website

626-794-2424
Feb 20

Congregational Church of La Jolla
La Jolla, CA

office@lajollaucc.org

858-459-5045
Feb 21

Granite Peak Arts

Prescott, AZ

gpa885@gmail.com

website

928-717-4408
Feb 22

Old Town Center for the Arts

Cottonwood, AZ

info@oldtowncenter.org

website

928-634-0940
Feb 23

Unitarian Universalist Church

Surprise, AZ

uucsaz@aol.com

website

623-875-2550
Feb 24

Workshops/Arizona Folk Harp Society

azfolkharp@gmail.com

website

415-642-1466
Feb 25

Fiddler's Dream

Phoenix, AZ

website

602-997-9795
Feb 27

Unitarian Universalist Church

Las Cruces, NM

website

575-522-7281
Feb 28

GIG Performance Space

Santa Fe, NM

bruce@brucedunlap.com

website

 
Mar 1

Harwood Museum
Taos, NM

website

575-758-9826
Mar 2

First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM

firstunitarian@uuabq.org
website

505-884-1801
Mar 3

GIG Performance Space

Santa Fe, NM

bruce@brucedunlap.com

website

 

Mar 20

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Annapolis, MD

nfo@mdhallarts.org

website

410-263-5544
Mar 21

The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series

Morristown, NJ

Minstrel@folkproject.org

website

973-335-9489
Mar 22

Blackstone River Theatre

Cumberland, RI
russell@riverfolk.org
www.riverfolk.org

401-725-9272
Mar 23

Burlington Presbyterian Church

Burlington, MA

website

781-272-9190
Mar 29

The Harp Gathering

Clemmons, NC

website

 
Mar 30

Mountain Spirit Coffeehouse

UU Congregation

Asheville, NC

website

828-545-2260
Apr 1

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Clemson, SC

website

864 650 6824
Apr 2

Conundrum Music Hall

Columbia, SC

info@conundrum.us

website

803-250-1295
Apr 3

Unitarian UC of the Lowcountry

Bluffton, SC

website

843.837.3330
Apr 4

Unitarian Church of Charleston

Charleston, SC

website

843 723 4617
Apr 5

The Hungry Ear Coffee House

Northwest Unitarian UC

Atlanta, GA

website

770-955-1408
Apr 6

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Gainesville, FL

website

 
Apr 8

Cité des Arts
Lafayette, LA

info@citedesarts.org
website

337-291-1122
Apr 10

Center for Irish Studies
University of St. Thomas

Houston, TX

irishstudies@stthom.edu
website

713-525-3885
Apr 12

Unitarian Church

Tucson, AZ

office@uuctucson.org

website

520-748-1551
Dec 4

Valdez Arts Council

Valdez, AK

vac@cvinternet.net

website

907-835-2786
Dec 6

Arctic Siren Productions

Anchorage, AK

artcsirn@alaska.net

website

907-245-7311
     
Past Performances (partial list)

Spreckles Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park, CA

Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Maui, Hawaii
Orvis Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA

Caltech Folk Music Concerts, Pasadena, 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

Recent Press
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