The Harper and The Minstrel

Celtic Duo from Boston, MA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$300 - $600 per event
The Harper and The Minstrel are Jay and Abby Michaels

Their unique sound is influenced by Celtic, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Folk Music.
Abby's angelic alto and Jay's smokey baritone are accompanied by a variety of instruments including:

Cláirseach (Irish wire-strung Harp)
Gothic Harp
Celtic Folk Harp
Silver Flute
Irish Wooden Flute
The Greek Aulos (also called the Double Flute or Divergent Flute)
Alto, Soprano & Tenor Recorders
Penny Whistles
Bowed Psaltery
Mountain Dulcimer
Bowed Dulcimer/Viol
Hammered Dulcimer
Classical & Folk Guitar

The Harper and The Minstrel specialize in beautiful Ayres and Ballads, but are quite adept at Jigs, Reels & Dances. Their vast repertoire includes unique arrangements of Music ranging 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 and much more!

"You can best judge a musician's acumen by the way they interpret music, whether that music is familiar to you or obscure...Jay and Abby Michaels' deft adaptations of songs from Sting to Robert Burns are thrilling, and they reveal the pair to be artists of some skill."
-Motif Magazine

"Sheer uniqueness" -Dirty Linen Magazine

"Gentle, lovely music...stunning voices" -Renaissance Magazine

The Harper and The Minstrel are featured Entertainers at Florida's Annual Fort Myers Medieval Festival, The Hoggetowne Medieval Faire and The Florida Renaissance Festival.

They have performed at The ICONS Irish Festival, The Boston Green Fest, The Dundee NY Scottish Festival, The Sterling Renaissance Festival, The Great Lakes Medieval Faire, The Soule Homestead Folk Festival, The Taunton River Folk Festival, The Connecticut Renaissance Faire, King Richard's Faire, The Beal House at The South Shore Folk Music Club, The Phoenix Faerie Festival, The Southern California Pleasure Faire, The Boston Spring Flower Show and at many other events.

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, Schools and Open Air Markets.
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II'll Tell Me Ma
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Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór
O'Carolan
Bridget Cruise 3rd Air
O'Carolan
King Of The Faeries
Trad
The Lark In The Clear Air
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The Rights Of Man
Trad
She Moved Through The Faire
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The Last Rose Of The Summer
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The Butterfly
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Comin' Through The Rye
Robert Burns
Celtic Duo
Folk Duo
Chamber Music Duo
Irish Duo
World Music Duo
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Retirement Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Please note The Harper and The Minstrel will also travel to Braintree, Cambridge, Newton, Readville, Brookline Village, Medford, Randolph, Milton, Quincy, Wallaston, Watertown, West Medford, Weymouth, Arlington Heights, Holbrook, Melrose, Nonantum, North Quincy, Waverley, Dorchester, East Weymouth, Hyde Park, Mattapan, North Weymouth, Oakdale, South Weymouth, Waltham, Babson Park, Avon, Canton.
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