PATRICK BALL is one of the premier Celtic harpers and storytellers in the world today. He is an American master of the Irish instrument who weaves words and music into a spellbinding program. He resides in Sonoma County (with his wife, artist Susan Ball) and tours extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada. Patrick has been awarded grants by the Zellerbach Family Fund, California Arts Council; recipient of Circle of Excellence Award from National Storytelling Association. He has recorded nine instrumental and three spoken word albums; sold over half million . Along with "Celtic Harp and Story" , Patrick has written and performs in two solo musical theater pieces O'Carolan's Farewell to Music; and The Fine Beauty of the Island. For Bio, etc. go to his extensive web-site.
Program: In "Celtic Harp and Story", modern day bard PATRICK BALL weaves tale-telling, history and entrancing harp music to create a warm and magical performance that will leave the audience spell-bound. This program re-kindles the fire and wonder of an evening of Irish storytelling the marvelous old tales of wit and enchantment are spun together with ethereally gorgeous instrumental harp melodies into a seamless compound that reaches all ages and types of listeners.
Occidental Center for the Arts (View)
3850 Doris Murphy Court (Graton Rd & Bohemian Hwy)
Occidental, CA 95465