ASTORIA — A duo of Celtic harpists and multi-instrumentalists will perform a concert of rare instruments and stories — as well as offer a beginning hands-on-harps workshop (with harps provided) — at Clatsop Community College’s Performing Arts Center.
The concert takes place 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Admission is $15.
The beginner’s harp workshop, for adults and children 8 and older, is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 28. A $25 donation will reserve a Celtic harp. Reservations for the 15 available harps can be made at 503-338-2369.
The concert features Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter playing two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish nyckelharpa, Ukranian bandura, cittern, viola and more. The audience will hear traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland, and original compositions blended with stories of humor and adventure.
People can also attend the workshop as a listener and donate what they wish. Donations support “Harps-for-Hearts,” which places interactive music programs in schools and hospitals throughout the West Coast.
Lynne and Frankfurter hail from Oregon and share a background as progressive rock musicians. They tour extensively, playing fine performing arts centers, theaters and intimate venues around the U.S. and Europe.