Martha Gallagher, harp
Friday, August 9, 2013 | 7:30pm
At the Essex Community Church
$10 per person, children admitted free.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Community Church, just across the street from the Essex-Charlotte ferry dock. Evening concerts are usually an hour and a half, including a brief intermission. Each concert is followed by a reception with refreshments and an opportunity to interact informally with the performer(s). Admission is $10 for adults while children are welcome free of charge. Hope to see you there!
About Martha Gallagher
Martha Gallagher has been sharing her distinctive and richly varied performances with audiences for over 30 years. She has a diverse musical background; from classical flautist in a symphony orchestra to lead singer in rock and jazz/blues bands. Martha has performed with such luminaries as six-time Grammy winners, The Chieftains. The 2007 premiere of her innovative original work featuring Celtic harp, voice, and taiko drums marked a world’s first of this performance configuration. Martha’s extensive solo tours have taken her around the US and into Canada, with several tours sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts. She has been featured on numerous television and radio programs; appearances include BBC Television, Northeast Public Radio, North Country Public Radio and Good Morning Arizona.
Martha has been a guest artist/clinician at The Berklee College of Music and The Boston Conservatory. She has been a featured guest performer and workshop presenter at national harp conferences and festivals, including The American Harp Society National Conference, The Somerset Harp Festival, The Big Sky Harp Festival, The Southeastern Harp Weekend and HarpCon. Several of her articles have been published in both The American Harp Journal and the Folk Harp Journal.
Martha has delved into working with a variety of ensembles, arranging and performing many of her original works with symphonies, vocal ensembles, hand bell ensembles, and other groups. She has produced and recorded five CDs of primarily original music on her independent label, Singing Strings.
Martha’s theatre training and creative movement work includes intensive studies with Shakespeare and Co. and The Celebration Barn Theatre. An actress, storyteller and poet, her live performances go “beyond concert” and into the realm of a one-woman show.
Read through the full list of this season’s Essex Community Concerts.
- Adk Harper Martha Gallagher plays, talks about her “Orphan Harp” (northcountrypublicradio.org)
- Essex Community Concerts: Kevin Stoltz (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- 2013 Essex Community Concert Schedule (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Essex Community Concerts: Herm Matlock (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)