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Kathleen McCann

Harp from Alexandria, VA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$300 - $1200 per event
Kathleen has been immersed in playing the traditional Irish harp for nine years, and has played in Washington, D.C., New York City, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio at events ranging from military retirement ceremonies and formal receptions, to liturgical celebrations and nursing homes/assisted living facilities.

A musician by avocation, Kathleen studied classical music as a child, and embraced the folk tradition as an adult. Her early encounters with Irish music began listening to the Chieftains and picking out tunes by ear on the tin whistle. Her first encounter with the Irish (or lever) harp began as an adult, teaching in France, and she has since taken lessons with Sue Richards and attended workshops in Ireland and the U.S. and has devoted herself to learning and teaching the traditional methods.

She now composes and arranges her own tunes, as well and enjoys playing with other Irish musicians when she gets the chance.

The buoyant tone of the Irish harp helps sets a graceful tone for your event, encouraging lively and uplifting conversation. The unique "by-ear" approach of the Irish folk harp creates a fresh sound unlike any other - each song is never played the same way twice. Refined by three years' experience playing in an Irish pub, Kathleen's professional-level performer-to-crowd response skills can help you craft the relaxing atmosphere your guests need to meet and mingle as only a skilled live-musician can do.

Great for Irish-themed events or any event requiring a touch of elegance, the Irish Harp is a built-in conversation starter: somewhat more petite than the classical harp, it is itself a conversation starter. And its smaller size makes for ease of transportation, keeping logistical problems to a minimum and making it often a more practical choice for events than a full-size classical harp.

Book an authentic Irish Harper for your next event, and let's get that conversation started!
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10+ GigMasters Bookings

Baby Shower

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Kathleen responded quickly to my request and was available and willing to play anything we desired. I left the playlist to her professional judgement and was not disappointed! She was wonderful and made my event (baby shower) very very special indeed! I can't wait to ask her back for my annual Christmas time Cookie Exchange!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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We were so happy to have Kathleen play her lovely harp at my Mother's 80th birthday celebration (actually, it was her 20th birthday, as she was born on Leap Year - so an extra-special occasion!). Kathleen arrived early so she could be prepared, and we also were able to communicate before-hand about the details and a couple of special songs my mother had requested, which Kathleen was also able to play. She fit right in to the scene and was able to adjust the volume of the music according to the noise level of the party. Several guests commented on how beautiful the music was and its soothing quality. A real treat. And also a very nice person to talk to!

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Kathleen McCann’s Response:

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Celebration

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Kathleen was so wonderful. She performed at a reception we had after my son's baptism. I would highly recommend her and will use her again in the future.

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2016
Jun
4
Baby Shower
Fairfax, VA
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2016
Feb
29
Birthday Party (Adult)
McLean, VA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Feb
20
Celebration
Washington, DC
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Jan
6
Celebration
Washington, DC
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
2015
Aug
15
Wedding Ceremony
Richmond, VA
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2015
Jul
11
Wedding Ceremony
Richmond, OH
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Coilsfield House
Nathaniel Gow arr W. Jackson
Iaian Ruadh's Lament
Trad. arr W. Jackson
Galway Belle
Polka, Trad. Irish
Mrs. Murphy's Quadrille
Slide, Trad. Irish
An Choisir
Slide, Trad. Irish
Christy Barry
Arranged by Kathy DeAngelo
Mna Liatroma
Michael Rooney
Lost in Oberlin
Corrina Hewat
The Butterfly
Arr. Dearbhail Finnegan
Thugamar Fein an Samhraidh Linn
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Wedding Ceremonies
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Family Reunions
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Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Retirement Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Church Services
Easter Celebrations
Valentine's Day Parties
Anniversaries
Dinner Dances
Community Events
Please note Kathleen McCann will also travel to Arlington, Falls Church, Oxon Hill, Washington, Springfield, Fort Washington, Mount Vernon, Annandale, Fort Belvoir, Newington, Temple Hills, Suitland, Accokeek, Fairfax, Lorton, Merrifield, Bethesda, Burke, Capital Heights, Capitol Heights, Clinton, District Heights, Dunn Loring, Mc Lean, Brentwood, Bryans Road, Chevy Chase, Mount Rainier, Vienna, Cabin John.
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