Celtic Harp

I fell in love with the sound of the Celtic harp when a roommate in college played a Patrick Ball harp tape. Then I discovered the music of Kim Robertson, and that decided me on learning to play. Prior to that I had some experience on piano and drums. I bought and assembled a harp kit and taught myself to play ( by ear…not a music reader). In 1992 I made the harp in these photos from scratch with the basic shape gleaned from a photo, and then carved as seen. In the last decade I gained the confidence to share the beauty of this music with public performance. I’ve done a number of weddings, played at assisted living centers, a wake, a monthly performance at a regional treatment center, church services, and special events. Add the unique, peaceful, healing sound of the Celtic harp to your special event. My rate is $100 per hour plus traveling expense if outside of the Twin cities metro area. Contact: greatart@skypoint.com

The following link is to a video of my rendition of “The Women of Ireland” and “Saltarello” combined into one piece (7 min 47 seconds):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k3rTLiQ7toN667Wi6asAosscrEzia0rO/view?fbclid=IwAR3w_CHiwQ-PeFgo5MHAlFg7tpx8KOX53Cj_COqFFgvVdaKijzTBqkN7lbU

…or, if in a hurry, a 2 min excerpt of just the Saltarello portion is here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15d_t-o0PR_wjoCddySVs0t9UvIwvuSRO/view

Here are links to two video clips from Father’s Day, 2019 when I performed offertory music and communion music during a church service:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vvNZqCNYd5A1q-yC3iE9qZl4dy29ESWn/view?fbclid=IwAR2QZ_qVUsL6AtvfrnRXKfw-1VGO7jGdguPNrIROWN-Qt50WuKL7TsMmx8w

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l-s54LGXM5AxW2cFABFtQ6IIbFqW50e2/view?fbclid=IwAR1u3swoHG9XkFnbVQa_MZlQX6Qejr6aCT4I8wrLj_3NlnrWsaazxsX3rI0

“Glenn has been sharing his Celtic Harp talents with the patients and staff at AMRTC for more than two years.  His music is not only beautiful, but it is therapeutic….helping us to relax, focus and feel peace.  Glenn does a great job interacting with the concert goers, sharing how he taught himself to play the harp and introducing us to new genres of music.  We look forward to his concerts every month!”. -Liz Friday, RD, LD Clinical Program Manager at AMRTC

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