A Gaelic Harp Celebration, Sept 26
Music starts at 7:30pm, free to the public
This will be the last in a series of five free public seminar-performances featuring a thousand years of the harp tradition of Ireland and Scotland. Other Minnesota locations are Rochester Civic Theatre on Sunday, Sept 21; Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont on Sept 22; Hutchinson Center for the Arts on Sept 23; and Duluth Congregational Church on Sept 25.
The Gaelic harp is depicted on every Irish coin and passport and is perhaps best known outside of Ireland on every bottle from Ireland’s Guinness brewery. However its voice was lost publicly for over two hundred years until Ann Heymann became involved.
A native Minnesotan, Heymann has played a crucial role in bringing the Gaelic harp's voice to life; indeed the Scotland’s Harp Society Comunn na Clarsaich says "Ann Heymann is the pioneer who brought the Gaelic harp back to a living tradition."
This September event will feature local harpers Kassandra Cruit, Mattie Ernst and Hannah Flowers performing solo and with Ann & Charlie on repertoire that they have been learning from Ann during the year. Don't miss this opportunity to hear them! The public is invited to a reception with Ann and Charlie following the music.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.