Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region

Harp Master Class/Performance w/Patrick Ball and Mia Theodoratus by midatlanticcce
November 10, 2009, 1:47 pm
Filed under: Concert, NYC, Workshop

Celtic Harp Master Class and Performance with Patrick Ball and Mia Theodoratus

Sunday, Nov 22 @ Irish Arts Center.  Master Class: 2:00pm to 5:30pm, performance: 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Master class fee*:         $45 general / $40 members, students, seniors

Concert fee only:          $18 general / $15 members, students, seniors

*includes performance admission

Book class reservations through Rachael at 212-757-3318 ext 209 or

Concert tickets only can be purchased through SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind master class in Celtic Harp, taught by one of the world’s premier Celtic harp musicians, Patrick Ball, and the IAC’s own Mia Theodoratus. Students will spend time with each instructor. With Patrick, students will delve into the captivating music of Turlough O’Carolan, the 17th-18th century harpist and composer, while exploring the various ways to arrange his pieces to bring out the beauty and lyricism of his compositions. With Mia, students will learn how to look inside a tune and pull out what you feel the song is saying, and more importantly, how to practice tips to give a clean performance. Instruction will also go over some “tricks” like extended modern harp methods and chord spacing. All skill levels welcome.

Patrick Ball is considered one of the premier Celtic harpers and storytellers in the world today, tours extensively throughout the United States and Canada, and has recorded nine instrumental and three spoken word albums which have sold well over one-half million copies collectively and earned national awards in both the music and spoken word categories.

Mia Theodoratus’ harp playing crosses over the boundaries of folk, jazz and pop through witty, beautiful arrangements of Traditional Irish music, Radiohead, Purcell and her own music. She has performed in Athens, Shanghai, Los Angeles and New York in the group Adam & Mia with singer Adam Dugas. Mia teaches group lessons of Celtic Harp at the IAC.


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