I have been playing the Celtic Harp since 2009, when I heard the instrument for the first time at a Shakespeare festival. It was love at first sight (or rather, hear)! I immediately bought a "starter" Celtic harp and began my harp journey.
Since then, I traded in my first harp for the professional quality one I play now- a Dusty Strings 36 string lever harp made of Bubinga wood. Its sound is mellow and full and resonates the music beautifully.
I have played professionally at weddings, restaurants, art galleries, events and private parties since 2012, and in 2015, I won the award for "Best Performance of the Day" at the harp competition at the Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
I was classically trained on the piano as a child, playing both solo and ensemble, and while I still dabble on the piano, harp is my true calling.