Healing Harps
Patrice Haan & Jacqueline Lynaugh
Saturday, June 9, 2012, 12:00pm
Lead Belly Stage
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In the midst of the delightful sound and fury of the festival, might you want a moment's respite? Come laugh, weep, rest.

Harps are found, in one form or another, throughout the world, in more sizes and shapes than almost any other instrument. Jacqueline Lynaugh is a storyteller whose wire-strung clarsach replicates the Queen Mary harp of the old Gaelic order. Patrice Haan plays a Cithara Nova, levered harp that might be described as Neo-Celtic with gothic influences.

Both Patrice and Jacqueline play music for healing. What does that mean? Come learn while hearing music old and new played upon the most lovely of instruments!

Patrice Haan's tunes are often described as "beautiful, gorgeous, poetic and evocative, healing our souls and our heartache with the palpable love and the poetry of the music." Increasingly recognized for her songwriting, and with two solo albums to her credit, Bluest Blue and Headed Home, Patrice has also appeared on numerous recordings as both a vocalist and harper. The newest album of Healing Muses, entitled A Garden of Healing (2010), includes two of her original songs and a vocal performance.

Besides her intuitive and poetic harp compositions, Patrice is best known for her sultry and seductive vocal performances with Tony Marcus in the Oakland-based jazz ensemble Leftover Dreams.

Jacqueline Lynaugh is a member of SAAC (The Storytelling Association of Alta California) and has performed and sung at parties, schools, and amusement parks on the East and West Coasts as well recently performing for several private engagements in Europe. Her teaching credits include the Fort Mason Center for the Arts Young Performers Theatre, Parks and Recreation in both San Francisco Oakland and Oakland Children's Fairyland. As well as studying the Clarsach with Ann Heymann, Violaine Mayor of Hent Telenn Breizh, and Margie Butler of Golden Bough, Jacqueline is currently training as a bedside harper with California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She has one CD of stories and music entitled Tales From the Ends of the Earth & Beyant.