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Duo to play traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland

By Staff | Feb 1, 2018

Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter are a Celtic harp and multi-instrumentalist duo. They share a background as progressive rock musicians who later discovered a love for Celtic, Renaissance and Swedish music on unique acoustic instruments.

LAHAINA – A duo of Celtic harpists and multi-instrumentalists, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter, will be performing rare instruments and telling stories at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Lahaina on Friday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Lynne and Frankfurter perform with two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish Nyckelharpa, cittern and more. The audience will hear traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland as well as original compositions blended with stories of humor and adventure.

The concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the 561 Front St. church. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Advance tickets are available at the church or at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3225808. For more information, call 661-4202 or visit www.holyimaui.org.

The duo hails from Oregon and tours extensively, playing fine performing arts centers, theaters and intimate venues around the U.S. and Europe.

They perform as a duo, as a trio with legendary storyteller Patrick Ball and with the Windham Hill Winter Solstice tours. 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 widely acclaimed for composing memorable and heartwarming melodies on the Windham Hill/Sony music labels that have repeatedly placed in the Top 10 and Top 20 on the Billboard New Age Music Charts.

Her innovate 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 the Wall Street Journal.

Her 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 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 a 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 while becoming one of the most successful street performers in the U.S.

He is a full-time musician and producer whose uncommon approach to the Celtic harp and folk harp, and his critically acclaimed albums, have earned him high regard as an artist of extraordinary talents and abilities.