Celtic harps to bring adventure to Starlight Cabaret at FUUF Nov. 10

Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter will perform “Celtic Harps, Rare Instruments and Wondrous Stories” as part of the Starlight Cabaret Concert Series at the Florence Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FUUF) on Thursday, Nov 10, at 6:30 p.m.. 

The concert will take place at 87338 Highway 101 and Heceta Beach Road in Florence. Suggested donation is $20. Doors will open at 6 for the 6:30 show, which will end at 8:30. For more information, visit www.florenceuuf.com.

Lynne and Frankfurter perform with two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Cittern, Viola and more. The audience will hear a new collection of traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland as well as heartwarming original compositions blended with stories of humor and adventure. 

They share a background as progressive rock musicians who later discovered a love for 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. 

Audiences are enchanted with their humorous and moving stories weaved with breathtaking music both traditional and original, taking audiences on a unique journey they will not soon forget. 

Lynne is a multi-instrumentalist and performer who has gained worldwide recognition for her original music featuring her Celtic Harp. She is acclaimed for composing memorable and heartwarming melodies on the Windham Hill/Sony music labels that have repeatedly placed in the Top 10 & Top 20 on the Billboard New age music charts. Her innovative work in Therapeutic music and “Hands-on-Harps” programs have gained national recognition from NBC, CNN, Fox News Atlanta and numerous newspaper and magazine articles including Wall Street Journal. 

Her music is heard throughout the award winning PBS special "Alone in the Wilderness," amongst many other soundtracks for commercial television and independent films. 

Lynne performs and teaches year round and was recently named one of the 50 most inspiring women by Los Angeles Magazine.

Frankfurter is a renowned Celtic harper and multi- instrumentalist who went from virtuosic progressive rock violin to intricate Swedish folk and Celtic Music. He began with Classical violin at the age of three and studied music throughout his life. 

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 earned his masters in philosophy as he was becoming one of the most successful street performers in the US. He is a full time musician and producer whose uncommon approach to the Celtic harp and folk harp repertoire, his critically acclaimed albums have earned him high regard as an artist of extraordinary talents and abilities.