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

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 two new concerts!

"A WINTER GIFT"

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.

"THE DOOR BETWEEN THE WORLDS"

"The 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.

Biographies


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

DATE WHERE CONTACT
2016    
Feb 5

The Traveling Bohemians

"Lisa & Aryeh w/Patrick as Special Guest

Redding, CA

530-229-7818

info@travelingbohemians.org

website

Feb 6

Point Arena Theater

Point Arena, CA

707-882-3272

tickets@arenatheater.org

website

Apr 23

Green Lake United Methodist Church
Seattle, WA

"The Door Between the Worlds"

jonhowe@earthlink.net
Apr 24

Performing Arts Center

"The Door Between the Worlds"

Astoria, OR

 
May 21

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

San Francisco, CA

415-543-1718

info@ybgf.org

website

Sept 30-Oct 1-2

O'Carolan Festival

"Legends of the Celtic Harp"

Nobber, Co. Meath, Ireland

info@carolanfestival.com

website

Nov 19

Pacifica Performances

Pacifica, CA

650-355-1882
info@pacificaperformances.org
website
Nov 20

Point Arena Theater

"A Winter Gift"

Point Arena, CA

707-882-3272

tickets@arenatheater.org

website

 

Dec 3

Storytelling Arts of Indiana

"A Winter Gift"

Indianapolis, IN

317-576-9848

ellen@storytellingarts.org

website

Dec 4

Sterling Morton Library Chamber Concert Series

"A Winter Gift"

Lisle, IL

630-725-2066

trees@mortonarb.org

website

Dec 10

SLOFOLKS

"A Winter Gift"
Castoro Winery
Templeton, CA

805- 440-9521
slofolksmusic@sbcglobal.net
www.slofolks.org
Dec 11

Thousand Oaks Library

"A Winter Gift"

Thousand Oaks, CA

805-499-2660 or 415 642 1466
website
Dec 15

Unitarian Church

"A Winter Gift"

Santa Paula, CA

805-525-4647

uucspoffice@gmail.com

website

Dec 16

Holy Trinity Concert Series

"A Winter Gift"
Ocean Beach, CA

concerts@holytrinityob.com
 
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