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Harp on, in Lincoln City

Published on August 8, 2017 2:31PM

Celtic harp duo Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter will show some serious pluck on Thursday, Aug. 17, performing songs and stories accompanied by a variety of rare stringed instruments.

In addition to Celtic harps, the pair will play the rare Swedish Nyckelharpa and assorted instruments from the mandolin, cittern and bouzouki family. The playlist will include traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland as well as heartwarming original compositions blended with stories of humor and adventure.

Lynne and Frankfurter share a background as progressive rock musicians who later discovered a love for playing Celtic, Renaissance and Swedish music on unique acoustic instruments. They hail from Oregon and tour extensively playing fine performing arts centers, theaters and intimate venues around the US and Europe.

Lynne is a multi-instrumentalist and performer who has gained worldwide recognition for her original Celtic harp music. Her innovating work in therapeutic music and “Hands-on-Harps” programs have gained national recognition from NBC, CNN and the Wall Street Journal. Lynne’s music is heard throughout the award-winning PBS special “Alone in the Wilderness” among many other soundtracks for commercial television and independent films. She performs and teaches yearround and was recently named one of the 50 most inspiring women by Los Angeles Magazine.

Frankfurter began playing classical violin at the age of three, and has been studying music ever since. He has 17 albums to his credit, works on film and television scores as composer and arranger, and continues to teach himself to play a variety of instruments — most recently the rarely seen Swedish Nyckelharpa. He is a full-time musician and producer whose uncommon approach to the Celtic harp and folk harp repertoire has earned him high regard.

The concert will start at 7 pm in the auditorium of the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101.

Tickets, $15 in advance or $17 at the door, are available by calling 541-994-9994 or online at www.linconcity-culturalcenter.org.

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