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May 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join traditional harpist and singer Hannah Flowers for an evening of lovely songs and lively tunes straight from her living room to yours!
Grab a cup of tea, or something stronger, your quarantine pal or furry friend, and settle in for a relaxing evening. Join her (virtually) on the CJAC FB Page live at 7:30pm and leave thoughts of pandemics and toilet paper shortages behind for an hour and be transported by songs telling tales of love and loss and uplifted by her favorite traditional melodies and tunes.
Hannah Flowers is a traditional singer and harpist from St. Paul, Minnesota. Known for her sensitive and lyrical accompaniment of songs as well as her syncopated and rhythmic accompaniment of dance tunes, Hannah enjoys exploring the full depth of traditional Irish music and song. Her passion is accompanying herself on the harp while singing traditional songs, especially songs in the Irish language.
Over the past years she has had the opportunity to travel to Ireland multiple times to study harp with master harpists such as Michelle Mulcahy, Gráinne Hambly, and Elaine Hogan. In 2016 Hannah was awarded a “Next Step Fund” Grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council to study ancient Gaelic harp and song in Kilkenny, Ireland. Summer 2017 she received a “Gaeltacht Summer Award” from Fulbright Commission to study the Irish language for five weeks in Glencolumcille, Co. Donegal. This fueled her fascination with the Irish language and led to her spending the subsequent summers of 2018 and 2019 continuing her Irish language studies in the Gaeltacht in Donegal.
Her studies of traditional Irish music and the Irish Gaelic language have fueled her interest in combining her singing in the Irish language with harp playing. In 2018 she released her debut album “Amhrán na Cruite/Song of the Harp” which featured twelve songs in the Irish language with harp accompaniment. She was joined on the album by renowned Irish guitarist Dáithí Sproule as well as flautist and singer Cory Froehlich, sean-nós dancer Danielle Enblom, and fiddler David Ochs.
Apart from being an active performer on lever harp and as a singer, Hannah is a sought after harp and song teacher privately and at the Center for Irish Music, a non-profit community music school dedicated to handing down the tradition. Hannah also holds a BA in Music.
The artist will be accepting free-will donations during the concert at: https://www.paypal.me/hannahflowersharp
No funds will be collected by the Celtic Junction Arts Center.