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

DATE WHERE CONTACT
2015    
Jan 31

Pacifica Performances

"The Door Between the Worlds"
Pacifica, CA

info@pacificaperformances.org
website

650-355-1882
Feb 19

MacMillian Memorial Library

Concert Series

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

website

715-422-5136
Feb 21

Storytelling Arts of Indiana

Indianapolis, IN

website

317-576-9848
Feb 25

Monte Vista Unitarian Church
Montclair, CA

officeadmin@montevistauu.org
website

909-626 - 0520
Feb 27

Holy Trinity Concert Series
Ocean Beach, CA

concerts@holytrinityob.com

619-222-0365
Feb 28

Unitarian Universalist Church
Surprise, AZ

uucsaz@aol.com

website

623-875-2550
Mar 5

Harwood Museum
Taos, NM

website

575-758-9826
Mar 7

Unity Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM
website

505-989-4433

Mar 8

First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

firstunitarian@uuabq.org

website

505-884-1801
Mar 11

Coconino Center for the Arts

Flagstaff, AZ

info@flagartscouncil.org

website

928-779-2300
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