The Irish-American Crossroads Festival presents |
"The Door Between the Worlds" a dramatic journey in music and story into the realms 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 darkness and peril.The acclaimed ensemble, Legends of the Celtic Harp, opens the door into this mystical world with music played on Celtic harps, Irish bouzouki, mandolin, cittern, and Swedish Nyckelharpa and tells the tales of that legendary land...from which no one returns unchanged.
The Irish-American Crossroads Festival is a literary, musical and cultural festival that takes place very year in the San Francisco Bay Area during the month of March. The 12th Annual Irish-American Festival will produce 14 events in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Marin County from February 28-March 29, 2015. For a full schedule of events and to learn more about Crossroads, please go to: irishamericancrossroads.org.
Patrick 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, 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.www.PatrickBall.com
Lisa 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 & 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 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. He began with Classical violin at the age of three, his early studies and successes led him to explore various ethnic and international musical genres. Aryeh taught himself to play a variety of instruments bowed and plucked and most recently the rarely seen Swedish Nyckelharpa. His uncommon approach to the Celtic harp and folk harp repertoire, his numerous critically and commercially successful albums have earned him credit as a musician, recording and performance artist of
extraordinary talents and abilities. www.Lionharp.com
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