LISA LYNNE & ARYEH FRANKFURTER: Celtic Harps, Rare Instruments & Wondrous Stories
Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter are a multi-instrumentalist duo with Celtic Harps, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Bouzouki, Cittern and more. Since 2008, their performances have been enchanting audiences throughout the country with unique music, both traditional and original, entwined with humorous stories of our lives as professional musicians whose career spans several decades. Audiences are spellbound and enchanted with their unique show of breathtaking music both traditional and original, with wondrous stories and humor entwined. The result has been described as breathtaking and always results in standing ovations and invitations to return.
NEW WORLD STRING PROJECT: Aryeh Frankfurter, John Weed, Stuart Mason & Lisa Lynne
Four highly skilled and well known multi-instrumentalists have joined forces to create an exciting weave of music rooted in the Celtic, Nordic and American folk traditions. Ancient and modern sounds mingle freely on tunes rooted in the northern landscape, and made for dancing. Join the New World String Project for a musical ride that will shake your boots, uplift your spirit and warm your heart.
LEGENDS OF THE CELTIC HARP with Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter
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. In this show Lisa & Aryeh provide panoramic musical support to Patrick's spellbinding storytelling. Since 2012, "Legends of the Celtic Harp" has toured throughout the United States including Hawaii and Alaska as well as Ireland.
Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world 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, 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 and the UK, and have been awarded grants by the California Arts Council and the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Association. 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.
WINDHAM HILL WINTER SOLSTICE with Barbara Higbie, Liz Story & Lisa Lynne
Three captivating artists who rose to fame recording for the Windham Hill label come together to celebrate the wintry holiday season. The dreamy Windham Hill “new age” image doesn’t do justice to the passionate singer, pianist, fiddler and guitarist Barbara Higbie, whom writer Derk Richardson described as “a jazz pianist who can write and sing like Laura Nyro and Carol King, a prize-winning folk fiddler who will interpret a John Coltrane tune through a French vocal or add her own lyrics to one of Django Reinhardt’s last compositions.” Higbie, whose musical associates have included Bonnie Raitt, Bobby McFerrin and Carlos Santana, put together this Winter Solstice ensemble with Grammy-nominated pianist Liz Story, whose original compositions draw on influences as various as Claude Debussy, Scott Joplin and Joni Mitchell, and renowned Celtic harpist Lisa Lynne. “It’s a show made for people who want to celebrate the season in their own unique way,” Higbie says.
Barbara Higbie: piano, vocals, violin
Liz Story: piano
Lisa Lynne: Celtic harp
George Tortorelli: bamboo flute
Aryeh Frankfurter: keyed fiddle, Celtic harp, violin, guitar