CONCERT SERIES – HarpRouge NOV 23, 2012

In Performances by vfa

FRIDAY NOV 23 – 7:30 pm, Memorial Hall, Silverton
Admission by donation

“A HARPCHICK THAT CAN SING LIKE AN ANGEL AND PLAY LIKE THE DEVIL” – with crystalline vocals, feisty carbon-fibre harp playing and an unfettered sense of fun, Keri Lynn Zwicker has been a bright addition the Western Canadian folk music scene. Her eclectic repertoire and quick wit delight listeners who are surprised at how truly entertaining a harp show can be!

Keri Lynn brings to the stage a craft built solidly on Classical training, a stage presence polished by over 14 years of touring with David Wilkie’s Cowboy Celtic and a wealth of knowledge from a Masters Degree in Ethnomusicology. She has toured and showcased in Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan with her versatile trio, HarpRouge featuring Tami Cooper on flute and Jeff Faragher on Cello. While playing folk clubs and festivals from Enderby to La Ronge and from Edmonton to Bragg Creek, Keri Lynn has garnered rave reviews for her lively stage presence, beautiful Gaelic-styled singing and her ability to demonstrate the versatility of the Celtic harp. A HarpRouge show features Keri Lynn’s fresh take on traditional folk songs, finger-blazing jigs & reels and fiery Latin instrumentals. Her lively arrangements ensure that her carbon-fibre instrument is always the driving force – never the frill.

Keri Lynn has independently released three albums; “The Devil’s Mill” produced by Shannon Johnson of the Juno award-winning McDades, “Rich & Rare” co-produced with David Wilkie and most recently a Christmas CD “Winter Ramble”.

Keri Lynn has been playing music since she was 5 years old beginning with her classical training on the piano and culminating in a Bachelor of Music in piano and harp from the University of Alberta. She plays second harp with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and has performed major harp & choir works with award-winning choirs such as Cantilon Choirs, ProCoro Canada and Kokopelli. She is a private instructor at the Alberta Conservatory of Music.