Bainbridge Island Review


Island Music Center welcomes 'Legends of the Celtic Harp'

October 12, 2012 · Updated 11:52 AM

Lisa Lynne will perform with fellow Celtic harpers Patrick Ball and Aryeh Frankfurter at “Legends of the Celtic Harp,” at the Island Music Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. / Photo courtesy of Lisa Lynne

“Legends of the Celtic Harp” comes to the Island Music Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

Three of the premier Celtic harpers in the world, Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter have created a dramatic ensemble that will take listeners deep into the myths, magic and fabled history of this most captivating instrument.

Ball is an American master of the Irish harp and a captivating spoken word artist.

He has recorded nine instrumental and three spoken word albums, which have sold well over a half million copies internationally and have won national awards in both the music and spoken word categories.

Ball’s critically acclaimed concerts and solo theatrical productions have toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and the U.K., and have been awarded grants by the California Arts Council and the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Association.

Lynne is a multi-instrumentalist and performer who has gained worldwide recognition for her original music featuring her Celtic harp. She is widely acclaimed for composing memorable and heartwarming melodies on the Windham Hill/Sony music labels that have repeatedly placed in the Top 10 and Top 20 on the Billboard New Age music charts. She tours year-round, performing at large U.S. festivals and performing arts centers.

Her work in therapeutic music has gained recognition from NBC, CNN, Fox News Atlanta and numerous magazines and newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal. Lynne's music is also heard throughout the award-winning PBS special, "Alone in the Wilderness," amongst many other soundtracks for commercial television and independent films.

Frankfurter is also a renowned Celtic harper and world traveling multi-instrumentalist who went from virtuosic  progressive rock violin to intricate Swedish folk and Celtic music.

Frankfurter began with classical violin at the age of 3; his early studies and successes led him to explore various ethnic and international musical genres. He taught himself to play a variety of instruments, most recently, the rarely seen Swedish Nyckelharpa.

His uncommon approach to the Celtic harp and folk harp repertoire, as well as his numerous critically and commercially successful albums, have earned him credit as a musician, recording and performance artist of extraordinary talents and abilities.

Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and students, and $10 for kids.

For more information, call 206-760-6911.


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