"Music from the past performed on a variety of traditional & non-traditional instruments"
Talented and versatile Multi-Instrumentalists Jay and Abby Michaels make up the duo The Harper and The Minstrel. Their unique sound is influenced by Celtic, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Folk and Rock Music.
Abby's angelic alto and Jay's smokey baritone are accompanied by a variety of instruments including the Cláirseach (Medieval Irish wire-strung Harp), The Renaissance Gothic Harp and The Celtic Folk Harp, Silver Flute, Divergent Flute, Irish Wooden Flute, Alto, Soprano & Tenor Recorders, Penny Whistles, Bowed Psaltery, Bowed, Plucked & Hammered Dulcimers, Classical Guitar and Folk Guitar.
The Harper and The Minstrel specialize in beautiful Aires and Ballads, but are quite adept at Jigs, Reels & Dances. Their vast repertoire includes unique arrangements of Earlly Music from the 13th Century Spanish Cantgas de Santa Maria to the music of English Lutenist John Dowland to Ireland's Harper Turlough O'Carolan to their own enchanting compositions to creative acoustic covers of Classic Rock songs by artist like Sting and The Beatles.
For the past decade The Harper and The Minstrel have brought their music to many venues in America including Folk, Renaissance, Medieval, and Celtic Festivals, Coffee Houses, Libraries, Senior Residences and Farmers Markets.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OF OUR TABLES SEAT FOUR PEOPLE. IF YOU DO NOT PURCHASE ALL FOUR SEATS, OTHER PATRONS MAY BE SEATED WITH YOU. YOUR TICKETS RESERVE YOU A PLACE AT THE TABLE YOU SELECT, BUT NOT A SPECIFIC LOCATION AT THAT TABLE. ALL PATRONS HAVE THE OPTION TO ORDER DINNER. ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.