Mark your calendar –
Saturday, July 16 2016
Head on out to lovely Stillwater, MN and take in two Harp Events in one day!
Space is limited for these events so please RSVP below.
Try the Harp FREE
Have you ever wanted to play the harp? Ever wondered how harps work? Here is your chance to satisfy that curiosity. Musicmakers will have 3 harpists on hand on to show you around the harp and answer all your questions. You’ll have a chance to sit down and try different harps and you can even tour the shop and see how they are made.
Take in a harp concert at Stillwater’s most unique “concert venue” – Jerry’s Treehouse. Yes – the concert will actually be in a treehouse. You won’t want to miss this. Desserts will be provided and there will be a free will offering taken up for the harpists. We can fit about 40 people in the treehouse so reserve your spot now!
There will be short performances by three harpists.
Vanessa League of KyRho’s Fire, finished building her first harp, a limerick, in May of 2006 and has been on a magical journey ever since: Teaching, building, playing harps professionally one year later. She has now built 20 instruments from Musicmakers kits.
Vanessa plays her own arrangements of a wide variety of music. In November 2015 she produced her first CD: Celtic Rose. She invites you to come with her on this magical journey.
Chad McAnally – Harper, multi instrumentalist and composer Chad McAnally has been passionately involved in traditional music since childhood.
Chad performed professionally for over 20 years in venues such as the Festival of Nations, Minnesota Revels, The Minnesota State House of Representatives, the Winnipeg Folk Festival and numerous others throughout the US, Canada and Ireland.
Mikaela Tomlin – Mikaela has been studying wire harp with Chad McAnally and Ann Heymann since 2015. She has always had a passion for traditional music and is devoted to the continued revival of historical Gaelic harp.
She is also a song student of Daithi Sproule and active in the Twin Cities Traditional Irish Music community.