Saturday, December 28, 2013

Keeping in Touch and Making New Friends in the New Year

I love this idea!

Writing is such a lost art. There is simply nothing better than bring able to hold and read a message that can be kept and read later, instead of a message that is deleted to make more space in the inbox.

Join the Irish Pen Pal Project and share about your Celtic culture, music, food, countries. Make a new friend. And save those precious letters. 

Special thanks to Liam and Corey at who graciously included my arrangement of the Beatles tune "I Will" in this video. You'll find this track on my album, Blue Jeans, which you can purchase at my website. You'll also find this track available for download on iTunes.

Have a Happy New Year!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Proof that the Celtic Harp is not a Boring, Sleepy Instrument

I've come to the sad conclusion that many people have the mistaken impression that the Celtic harp, or perhaps any type of harp, is a boring instrument that puts people to sleep. So, one day, in a bit of frustration, I set out to prove that this assumption is waaaaay off. And I'm still working at proving this...

Some of my all-time favorite performers include Liberace, Victor Borge, and yes, Harpo Marx. Were they considered virtuosos on their instruments? Not particularly. But what they did was fantastic--They introduced their instruments and fine music to the masses. They played songs that everyone would know and love. They did a great service to music, because they demonstrated that a classical piano wasn't boring and that a concert harp wasn't just for the orchestra.

When I began performing in restaurants many years ago, i discovered that people wanted to hear their favorite songs, and if they did, it translated to money in my tip jar. It also caused them to return with their friends to hear me perform again. Yes, I love Celtic music, the music from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales that sounds native to the Celtic harp. However, only a small percentage of my dining audiences request to hear those beloved tunes. 

What do they really want to hear on the harp? Here is an example of how a typical conversation for a music request would go:

I would ask, "What would you like me to play for you?"

"Uh, I don't know any harp songs," the dining guest would answer.

"Well, what kind of music do you listen to on the radio?"

"You can't play any of that, can you? Okay. Then play 'Stairway to Heaven'. Ha ha. Never mind, I'm only joking. I know you can't play that on the harp."

So, one day, I decided to prove them wrong. I worked up an arrangement for this Led Zeppelin classic, and I blow my audience away with it. Turns out that now, when I play restaurant gigs, I end up playing this tune several times in an evening, just because diners now say, "I hear you play 'Stairway to Heaven'. Prove it."

And it's not just "Stairway to Heaven" anymore: Music by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Metallica, Guns 'n' Roses, you name it. People hear that I'll take requests, and they want me to play their favorite songs. Who cares that I'm playing a Celtic harp? Just because a guitar is a Spanish instrument doesn't mean that a guitarist can only play Spanish music on it. Just because I play a Celtic harp doesn't mean that I can only play Celtic music on it.

But tell this to most restaurant owners, or to mainstream musicians, and they look at me in disbelief. Rock bands will have nothing of me--A harp in a rock band? They look at me as if I'm from another planet. I contact restaurants, and their typical response is, "A harp? What can you play on a harp? We prefer jazz bands." What they really think is that I will be putting their guests to sleep with  dull music.

A while ago, I was listening to a new radio show on NPR (National Public Radio) called "How to do Everything". Actually, when I first heard this show, it was only sort of NPR--Produced by NPR producers but just a podcast and not broadcast on radios. It's a kitchy show where the hosts, Mike and Ian, answer listener's questions about how to do things (sometimes, the producers answer their own questions). 

Out of frustration, or just because I wanted audiences to understand that the Celtic harp was something out-of-the-ordinary, I wrote to the producers of the show. I wrote, "I'm stumped. How do I get my music played on NPR? I've tried, sent it to all the links I can find on NPR sites, and to no avail. Do you know anyone else who can play 'Stairway to Heaven' on the Celtic harp?" Geez, someone needed to know that the instrument was more than just a tool for getting people to nod off for some z's. 

I sent them an mp3 of my version of "Stairway to Heaven," and Mike and Ian listened. They played it on Episode 7, a classic episode containing indispensable information about how to justify your use of the acronym "OMG", how to use Pandora effectively, and how to undo an awkward first impression. Useful stuff with a humorous twist.  

The show "How to Do Everything" is now a true NPR show, broadcast on a bunch of channels across the nation, and even on Sirius XM Channel 123, Public Radio Remix. And producers, Ian and Mike, have kindly played my rock tunes again on Episode 121 ("Stairway to Heaven"), Episode 122 ("The Unforgiven"), and Episode 125 ("Free Bird"), the latter, where they actually mention me by name, at the end of a fabulous episode about stink fights, corn chips, and sour toes.
Stink Fights, Corn Chips, & Sour Toes--Episode 125 of How to Do Everything, and "Free Bird" on the Celtic Harp

I love this show, and I'm proud that my eclectic music is being heard across a phenomenally wide audience. Has it gotten me more bookings? Has it landed me more concert dates? Has it caused my downloads to go viral and sell like crazy? Not yet. It's an uphill battle to convince the general public that the harp isn't boring.

You can help me get the word out about the coolness of the Celtic harp--I'm looking for an agent/manager who can book me into the venues--concert, restaurant, and more. Or contact me if you are a bandleader interested in adding the harp for some needed color. Or contact me if you are a restaurant owner or concert promoter. Or contact me if you are a music supervisor for commercials, TV, or movie projects to help introduce more people to this music.

Don't believe that the Celtic harp can handle "Stairway to Heaven"? This rock classic, and more, are on my album Blue Jeans. Find it on, iTunes, and of course, at my website at Go listen to it. Wake up and smell the roses. The harp is a cool instrument.
Blue Jeans album contains "Stairway to Heaven" and more.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Learning to Play the Celtic Harp is Easier Than You Think

Have you always wanted to play the harp? Forget the excuses--You are never too old, too busy, too...whatever--You can still learn to play the Celtic harp.

The Musika Music Education Blog recently interviewed me, and it got me thinking about all those times people walk up to me while I am performing to say, "I always wanted to play the harp." My response is usually, "It's never too late. You can learn now!" And the looks on their faces are always saying to me, "You've got to be kidding. Me???" Read about my own journey learning to play the harp and discover that no, I didn't start playing as a young child, as most people assume. 

I've been playing the Celtic harp for about a gazillion years, or at least it feels like it, even though I was a young adult when I found my harp teacher (or rather, she found me). I just was in the right place at the right time to discover my teacher, Sylvia Woods

Now, in this digital age, it doesn't matter that we haven't stumbled across each other, in person, in order to take lessons. I can offer you harp lessons no matter where in the world you reside. I can teach you via Skype, Google Hangout, iChat, you name it. If you've got a webcam and a high-speed connection, you can learn. Or, you can visit me here in Northern California and take lessons from me in person.

What does it take to start learning how to play the Celtic harp?  Read these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) about taking harp lessons from me, and then get in touch on my website. I'd love to hear from you and help you start on your own fun harping adventures. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Wee Bit About Celtic Cuisine

Hungry for foods from the Emerald Isle? Apparently, our guest blogger is. Her little introduction to a few common Irish dishes will get you started, and you'll find links to the recipes, too.

"The Celtic tradition always puts emphasis on life and family. No wonder traditional Celtic foods are homemade and are famed for their rich and mouthwatering flare. While a lot of people outside Ireland think that the ordinary Irish diet is composed of nothing but potatoes and mutton, the truth is, traditional Irish cuisine is truly varied. 
Modern day Celtic cuisine is the result of many influences originating from the time of the landing of the Celts in Ireland around 500 BC to the time when the Vikings and the English colonized the island. 
Until the potato arrived in the 16th century, Celtic dishes were actually cattle-based. The wealthy feasted on meat while the middle-class and poor ate milk, cheese, butter and grains. 
What are some of the most popular Celtic dishes? Keep reading to discover easy, basic foods that will add an Irish twist to any meal. 
Colcannon is a favorite Celtic dish featuring mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage. Colcannon is a staple during the St Patrick's Day. It’s also known for being served when a family wants to predict their unmarried daughter’s prospects during Halloween. Mothers would stuff colcannon with charms and an unmarried girl would need to search for them. Once found, they have to place the charms inside socks containing spoonfuls of colcannon. Then, the charms are placed on the handle of the front door. The first single man to enter will be intended groom.

Irish Champ
In his book Traits and Stories of the Irish peasantry volume 4, Carlton explains that champ is a mixture of mashed potatoes and chopped green onions. Butter, milk, salt and pepper are added for flavor. That's it. No Celtic cuisine is ever complete without a potato or two as an ingredient. Just like colcannon, Irish champ is another tribute to the humble but all-time favorite potato. Whether you use fresh or left-over potatoes, making champ is a delight for any foodie. 
Bread and Butter Pudding
Photo � RFB photography
This dessert filled with a blend of raisins, butter, white bread, and is infused with Irish whiskey. No eating spree in Ireland is complete without a taste of this iconic bread and butter pudding, which is easy to make and takes only a few ingredients and less than an hour to bake up. Use left-over bread or cake, mix them with brown bread or croissants, add a few items as binders, and you’ve got a savory pudding that’s perfect anytime.  The Irish liqueur can be left out, but use it for a bit more of an Irish flair."
There's much more to Irish cooking than this. In fact, the book that accompanies my CD, Haste to the Wedding, contains recipes for Irish Blondies, Ginger Shortbread, Boxty Pancakes, a Guinness Wedding Cake, and even instructions on how to prepare a Proper Irish Tea. You'll find this combination book/CD on sale at my website at, discounted when you purchase my other combination book/CDs.
Do you have some fabulous Celtic recipes to share? You're welcome to be the next guest blogger here at the Celtic Harp Music Blog. Contact me to be featured as a guest blogger through the email posted on my website at

About our guest blogger: Manilyn Moreno is writing on behalf of Better Cater. She loves organizing themed events like Celtic-inspired weddings. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mark's Trip of a Lifetime to the United Kingdom

Traveling to the Celtic nations is unforgettable. There are many wonderful travel blogs and podcasts that offer insider tips on ensuring your journey is trouble-free (for instance, check out Corey and Liam's Irish Fireside website). But perhaps the best way to travel is to see the sights through the eyes of locals, as our guest blogger, Mark Tomich did. Here's his travel log:

"Ever since I was a boy, I've always been amazed by the Celtic culture. It was never just about the Scottish clans and Loch Ness monster, but the nature, the people's religious connection with it and the whole mystical allure is what amazed me. So when the opportunity finally presented itself, I took it and set out from Australia to the UK to visit my mate in Glasgow.
Street in Glasgow, Scotland

I made a little side trip and used the opportunity to fly all the way out from Australia and visit the British Museum in London, since a major part of Celtic relics like shields, swords and various ornaments found in Britain are kept there.

The Museum is unbelievably big and the day went by in a snap. I've paid my respect to another British tradition by visiting a couple of pubs before going to bed. My mate in Glasgow was eagerly waiting for my arrival the next day.

I woke up and took off quite early, so I was in Glasgow by noon. We immediately drove away from
the city, as my mate Cedrick wanted to relax a bit after a busy week. We went to legendary Loch Lomond for a bit of fishing and hiking. It was truly mesmerizing, even more beautiful than I've envisioned it.
Loch Lomond

After a while we decided to check out the Antonine Wall and hang out a bit around the remains, nowadays covered with turf. I especially enjoyed the mild island climate. Although I was born and raised in Australia, I was never too keen on hot weather.

We then headed back to Glasgow for a substantial supper and what was supposed to be a nice, low-key evening at the pub. Of course, I was unaware that there is no such thing as a quiet evening in the pub with a bunch of Scottish lads! I know that us Aussies are famous for our accent and slang, but I assure you that it is nothing compared to the way these rowdy Glaswegians speak. I mean, in what other English-speaking country would you be called a glaikit (a fool) just because you don't get the slang, which is impossible to understand if someone doesn't explain it to you. But after a few beers and a couple of laughs, I got comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the evening.

The following day was all about a road trip adventure with the whole gang. We went to the beautiful Isle of Skye by ferry and enjoyed a couple of beers on the shore with the cool sea breeze was swooping along.

Eilean Donan Castle
I had to insist that they take me to see Eilean Donan Castle, which I wanted to visit since I saw it on television when was a boy. The castle was built in the thirteenth century on a small island. After I've had had my share of sightseeing, the boys took me to a tavern where we had a real feast. Warm baps (soft bread rolls), kippered herring from Loch Fyne and some smoked haddock, all drowned in streams of whiskey and beer - what more could a man ask for!

I wanted to see Loch Ness, but Cedrick and his mates had a different agenda and soon enough we were at the Celtic Park football stadium, as they wanted to show me their favorite site of the city. Although I am not a football fan, I was happy to see what my friend was so enthusiastic about.
The guys promised to take me to a big game the next time I visit. Of course, there was no way to avoid going to the pub once more, which somehow seems very natural, almost obligatory.
The visit to the magical land of my childhood ended with pints of beer and an evening-long performance of Celtic's fan-songs!"

Have you made a recent visit to a Celtic nation? The Celtic Harp Music Blog is just the place to share about your travels, and even include a few fun tips about special places to visit. Or perhaps you dream of visiting one of these lands and would like to expound about your visions? Contact me to be featured as a guest blogger through the email address posted on my website at

About our guest blogger: Mark Tomich is a father and a husband, so you may imagine what a rare treat it is for him to be able to fly out on his own to meet his friends. Apart from spending time with his family and traveling, Mark enjoys a good BBQ and a game of chess. You can reach out to him on Twitter - @TomMark84.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Tempestuous History of the Celtic Harp

The beautiful, bell-like tones of the Celtic Harp belie its turbulent history. When you read the following excerpt from Eliseo Mauas Pinto's e-book, "The Celtic Harp", you'll understand why:

"The English warlike power [by the late 15th century] were not only looking for Irish submission. The English insisted on the idea that the Irish were "barbarians"... [they wanted to] eliminate the custom of which kings and gentlemen shared the table with jugglers, harpists and crew members... 

[The above picture] depicts an Irish bard praising the harper (who plays a not very well drawn harp in the lower right hand corner) while the host and chieftain of the Mac Sweynes is seated at dinner. With the gradual weakness of the kings in their sovereign power, the fall of the leadership of the bards and the harpists began by the end of the 15th century. Thus, the harp found refuge in Scotland, where many noble were dedicated to it’s performance, even kings like James IV.
Between 1494 and 1503, extensive companies of harpists settled in the Highlands. Thus the Harp became the national instrument of Scotland. Each clan had its own harpist, but after several years of feudal expansion and fights for the power, the importance of the harp decayed by the end of the 17th century, and gradually it was replaced by the Scottish bagpipes (Highland Bagpipes). Ironically, while the Irish bards and harpists were persecuted and executed and their harps destroyed, Isabel I delighted with harpists at her court, who used to play jigs, strathspeys and hornpipes for her. Times passed by turning even harder.
Between 1650 and 1660, Oliver Cromwell ordered the destruction of harps and organs in both Catholic and Protestant circles. Five hundred harps were confiscated and burned in the city of Dublin alone, and some 2,000 in all Eire. Like the Highland bagpipes, the harp began to gain the status of a “forbidden instrument” and was the origin of revolt against the Crown. Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, the poetry and music of the bards decayed as a result of innumerable exiles and fears. This deliberate destruction and persecution finished with Oliver Cromwell; soon the Enclosure Laws in Scotland and the extreme hunger in Ireland, would again force these gaelic people to emigrate.
Since the 9th century through the Baroque era, the Irish harp represented the instrument of the upper classes in the Celtic countries. Perhaps this is why some survived to modern times."
--From “The Celtic Harp”, Smashwords Edition, ©2012 Eliseo Mauas Pinto, used with permission (including artwork). 

Interestingly, the harp is recognized as the national instrument of Ireland, appearing on its flag and coins. The harp stands for the struggles Ireland has endured throughout the centuries. 

Special thanks to my friend and wonderful harper, Eliseo Mauas Pinto, for his guest blog post. Share your love of Celtic culture, Celtic music, and Celtic harps, too! Contact me if you'd like to be featured as a guest blogger, contact me through the email address on my website at

About our guest blogger: Eliseo Mauas Pinto was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He took knowledge of the Celtic world at the age of twenty, motivated by his love for literary and musical subjects. He was the first to introduce the Celtic Harp and Celtic Festivals in Argentina. As a writer, poet, musician and reviewer, he has published printed books in Spanish, Galician and Asturian languages, enlisting some new works on eBook formats. Visit his Celtic Sprite blog.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Secret to a Relaxing Road Trip--Turn the Harp Music On

Anne Roos Playing in County Galway, Ireland
As a Celtic harpist performing for decades (feels like a gazillion years), I completely agree with guest blogger, David Drasnin--Here, he shares his love of harp music and a wee bit of harp history, too. Go to my website to sample the sound of this wonderful instrument, and if you still aren't convinced, read David's travel thoughts:

"People throughout the ages have always been fascinated by the idea of a trip, a journey. Perhaps it was centuries ago, when the first ships sailed off to conquer unknown lands, often taking musicians on board. Or maybe it was that nice weekend road trip you've planned, taking along your favorite CDs. Music is always part of the human experience.

If you are looking for relaxing music for the road, I think Irish harp music is an excellent choice.

Even if we take a closer look at history, it is obvious that harp players were always bound to the road, ever since Medieval times, when many bards played harps. Originally, the bards were poets, usually hired by a nobleman, in order to commemorate a special event while also providing a form of entertainment for himself and his guests. Later, for political and social reasons, the role of the bard was to travel about the land. One of the most notable of was Turlough O'Carolan, a blind harpist bard of the 17th century who traveled throughout Ireland to share his music. He is considered a prominent national Irish composer.

Today, you can take the bard along with you, just as travelers have done throughout the centuries. No wonder music works so well on a road trip.

For me, there is nothing more pleasant than listening to the magical, soothing sounds of an Irish harp while on the road. It almost seems incongruous to link the mechanical power of a car with traditional Irish harp music, which comes as if from the depths of time itself, almost out of place with the modern world. But I think that this is precisely the beauty of it--Celtic harp music evokes images of the world from centuries ago, and when I listen to such music, I imagine the atmosphere, the sights, and the colors of that world, as described in books I have read. This very mixture of the past and the present is what fascinates me. It's as if listening to the sounds of an ancient instrument heard many years ago makes everything fall into place. It's as if in a single moment, on the road, you know you are going exactly where you are supposted to go, as if you are travelling on the right track.

If this hasn't convinced you to listen to harp music in your car on your next road trip, just go online and search performers of this exquisite instrument. You'll see how music by harpers like Alan Stivell, William Jackson, Loreena McKennitt, Patrick Ball, and Anne Roos can enhance your travels."

--Special thanks to David Drasnin, a frelance writer and a sworn music fan from London. He loves talking about cars and his favorite tunes. Fortunately, while he is drafting vehicle towing articles, he also dedicates his free to creating entertaining articles about his true passions--cars and music.

Would you like to share your love of Celtic culture, Celtic music, and Celtic harps? I'm always happy to feature guest bloggers. Contact me through the email address on my website at to submit your article.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Visit to the Trinity College Harp

Guest blogger Jason Hall shares his experience of visiting the Trinity College harp:

"I recently had the good fortune to visit Ireland, the old country of some of my ancestors, and, like any good cultural historical tourist, I visited the Trinity College Library. They're famous for a collection of old and rare books. While most of Europe was soaking in the Dark Ages, Celtic monks kept learning alive and paginated. I walked though the dim rooms, viewing the Book of Kells and other illuminated incunabula. 

Then, I emerged as from a dark wood to view that willow instrument to familiar from teh cans of Guinness stout. The Trinity College harp  was enclosed in glass, as sensitive to heat, moisture, and light as the manuscripts. It is stringless now and stouter than any beer, in delicate appearance, even for a clársach. I don't know when it was last actually played, but I imagine it has a bit of that clangy resonance I love so dearly.

The Trinity College harp was claimed to have belonged to 11th century Irish king Brian Boru, although it more likely dates to the 15th century. Still, it is one of only three surviving medieval Gaelic harps, and the only one in Ireland. It outlasted other contemporary or earlier instruments and became the national symbol of Ireland.

While we were visiting Dublin, my mom got a tattoo of the harp:

Special thanks to guest blogger Jason Hall, author and Brand Manager for Budget Rent a Car (Brisbane, AU). He enjoys traveling immensely, as well as sharing his travels with others.

Would you like to share your love of Celtic culture, Celtic music, and Celtic harps? I'm always happy to feature guest bloggers. Contact me through the email address on my website at to submit your article.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ireland's Cherished Emblem

A contemporary “lever”, or “Neo-Celtic,” harp at The Cliffs of Moher, County Clare.
Photo 2008, by Audrey Nickel

Have you ever wanted to know more about the Irish harp? The folks at Bitesize Irish Gaelic just posted a wonderful little article that explains it all, complete with videos, too. What kind of harp is the true traditional harp of Ireland? How far does it date back in history? Find out about the true harp of Tara in their fabulous article

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Time for Wedding Gifts

Harp Charms Available at
I just discovered that my website store at was down. It wasn't working, and it showed no signs of being offline for many months. But it's now back with a new clean look and fully operational!

Go there and find lovely gifts for upcoming weddings, including pretty Celtic Charms designed by my artistic friend, Liam Hughes. You'll also find my recording of Celtic wedding music. This recording is very special, because the actual CD is tucked neatly behind a little book filled with Celtic lore, poems, recipes, and beautiful antique color images. this  "Haste to the Wedding" CD and Book (go to the link and scroll down to listen and open the pages of this book) are available now at my completely refurbished online store. Check out the charms, my CDs, and more.

What are you waiting for? Go Shopping!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I'm So Tickled!

I am so tickled with this news! WeddingWire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, announced that Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® 2013 for Ceremony Music in South Lake Tahoe, California

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos’ selection as a Bride’s Choice Award 2013 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews. While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos

The WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® 2013 are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on professional achievements from the previous year. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients. As a Bride’s Choice Awards winner, Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. 

“Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebrating the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Now in its fifth year, the Bride’s Choice Awards® program continues to recognize the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year. We are honored to recognize Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.” 

Anne Roos is thrilled to be one of the top Ceremony Musicians in California in the WeddingWire Network of sites, which include leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® for 2013. 

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