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)

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NEWS:

Legends of the Celtic Harp will be touring the Midwest and the Southwest in early 2015. 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


We are delighted is to announce that we have a NEW SHOW, "The Door Between the Worlds." We will be presenting it in many of our February/March dates.

"The Door Between the Worlds" is a dramatic journey in music and story into the realm of the Celtic "Otherworld." The Celtic people have always believed that there are two worlds. There is the world that we live in. And there is "The Otherworld." This Land of Faery is filled with wonder and delight but also darknes and peril. Legends of the Celtic Harp open7777s the door into this mystical world with music played on Celtic harps, Irish bouzouki, mandolin, cittern, fiddle and Swedish Nyckelharpa and tells the tales of that legendary land...from which no one returns unchanged. including a marvelous tour to Alaska.

We had wonderful time last December performing including our CHRISTMAS/WINTER SEASON concert, “A Winter Gift,” including a marvelous tour of Alaska. We already have dates booked for November/December 2015. Please let us know if you have favorite venue. We'd love to bring it to your home town!

We released a CD of many of the stories and much of the music from “A Winter Gift.” You can listen to audio clips and purchase it by clicking here:CD Baby.

“Gwilan's Harp” (Opening)

“A Winter Gift”

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

“An Irish Blessing”

 

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 20

Unitarian Universalist Church

Madison, WI

website

608-242-8887
Feb 21

Storytelling Arts of Indiana

Indianapolis, IN

website

317-576-9848
Feb 22

Unitarian Universalist Church

Bloomingon, IN

website

812-332-3695
Feb 25

Monte Vista Unitarian Church
Montclair, CA

"The Door Between the Worlds"

officeadmin@montevistauu.org
website

909-626 - 0520
Feb 27

Holy Trinity Concert Series
Ocean Beach, CA

"The Door Between the Worlds"

concerts@holytrinityob.com

619-222-0365
Feb 28

Unitarian Universalist Church
Surprise, AZ

"The Door Between the Worlds"

uucsaz@aol.com

website

623-875-2550
Mar 1

Sky Island UU Church

Sierra Vista, AZ

website

520-378-0197
Mar 5

Harwood Museum
Taos, NM

"The Door Between the Worlds"

website

575-758-9826
Mar 6 Santa Fe - TBA  
Mar 8

First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

"The Door Between the Worlds"

firstunitarian@uuabq.org

website

505-884-1801
Mar 11

Coconino Center for the Arts

Flagstaff, AZ

info@flagartscouncil.org

website

928-779-2300
Mar 14

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection / Crossroads Irish American Festival

San Rafael, CA

"The Door Between the Worlds"

website

415-479-1334
Mar 15

Mission Dolores / Crossroads Irish American Festival

San Francisco, CA

"The Door Between the Worlds"

website

415-621-8203
Dec 11

Walters Cultural Arts Center

Hillsboro, OR

"A Winter Gift"

website

503-615-3485
Dec 12

St. Clair Productions

Ashland,OR

"A Winter Gift"

website

541-535-3562
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