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    What do you get when you mix the smooth Celtic stylings of Barbary Grant with the effervescent jazzy pop of Verlene Schermer?  A heady blend that is sure to entertain! 


    Barbary Grant's elegant arrangements of traditional Celtic music have won her critical acclaim from both Irish and Scottish communities throughout California. Her clear and powerful vocals  blend beautifully with Irish harp accompaniment to create music both rich and evocative.  An avid student of languages, Barbary sings in Irish, Scots Gaelic and Manx. In 1998 she won first place in the sean nós competition at the Great American Irish Fair in Southern California. (Sean nós — which means "old style" in Irish — is a highly ornamented, a cappella style of singing.)
    Verlene Schermer has brought a new meaning to the term “blues harp” with her jazzy, bluesy style of singing and playing harp.  A 1997 prizewinner of the Lyon & Healy Pop & Jazz Harpfest, she accompanies her dynamic, versatile voice on folk harp and cross-strung. She has recorded 4 CDs of original songs, and has performed in concerts throughout the US and Europe, inspiring international audiences with her poignant observations of modern living, and strengthening the capacity of each person to creatively envision a better reality. 

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