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Patrick Ball: Celtic Harp and Story

Patrick Ball performs an evening of solo harp, narrative stories, and Irish mastery

Presented at The Studio by Caberfeidh Productions, Patrick Ball brings his Irish harp and unique original narrations for an evening of Celtic entertainment.

Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist. In playing the ancient, legendary brass-strung harp of Ireland with its crystalline, bell-like voice, and in performing marvelous tales of wit and enchantment, he not only brings new life to two cherished traditions, but blends them in concert to create "a richly theatrical and hauntingly beautiful performance." 

Reviews

"Hauntingly beautiful ballads and lilting storytelling...it might spring from the 17th century...but the play seems as current as the latest troubles in Belfast...Patrick Ball's acting is fine, his musicianship outstanding...A small gem." -- Variety, New York

"Richly theatrical...the spell he casts is hauntingly beautiful...Ball embodies his subject with uncanny realism...a gem of a show." -- St. Petersburg Times, Florida

Harp Takes Audience on Irish Time Travels
"Ball is a master of the Celtic harp, a fascinating instrument that sounds at times like a harpsichord and at other times like bells, but always, beneath his hand, passionate and evocative of the undaunted Irish spirit and the emotional pull of the Irish landscape. Ball is also a skillful actor with an understated style and a gift for both storytelling and characterization which gently brings alive MacCabe, O'Carolan and the various characters they encounter."
"It is a fantastic respite from standard holiday fare, yet at the same time gives you the sort of emotional lift so enjoyable during the season."  "The piece is performed wonderfully...the evening crackles."   -- Contra Costa Times, Contra Costa County, CA

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