Online Harp Classes
and Workshops through
Join Star Edwards in playing an Irish Session. In this 4-week
workshop youll learn well-known tunes like "The Morpeth
Rant" and "Innisheer" that fit in perfectly with
any session you go to, be it in the States or across the pond. Star
will cover jigs, reels, marches, and how to put tunes together for
medleys. Beginners and all instruments are welcome!
Learn top Renaissance era songs to play as an ensemble! This
light, lively and gregarious music will be done in three part harmony,
with some accidentals. Learn popular songs such as "Basse Dance",
"Parson's Farewell" and "Staines Morris" This
ensemble is open to all instruments - it isn't just for preparing
for the Renaissance Fair... its just for fun! Reading music notation
will be helpful, but is not necessary.
Music Lessons Online
for more info
harpers! Keep safe during these uncertain times and keep filling
hearts and the airwaves with music! Available for online lessons
using Skype or Zoom. Peace
Star Edwards and Mel Bay Publishing
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BBC Series is set in the 18th century quaint village of Cranford,
in the county of Cheshire in North West England. The traditional
way of life moves towards uncomfortable changes as signs of progress
intrude on daily life. Cranford is delightfully filled with classic
town characters with the gossip, the snob, the meek and humble,
rigid spinsters, the separation of classes, the soft and accommodating,
the would be creative, the learned and unlearned, the desperate
looking for husbands, the trickster and handsome healer. The warmth
and real concerns of the authentic setting in Cranford are enduring
and speak of timeless themes for our modern day where most troubles
can be resolved over a nice hot cup of tea.
Celtic Harp Solo and Harp and Cello Duet arrangements
The songs are arranged in the key of G with 2 accidentals - lever
flips. The lowest note is G, (1 1/2 octave below middle C). Intermediate
New Releases from
Star Edwards and
Lyon and Healey
Welcome to Star Edwards Celtic
Edwards is a multi-faceted performer in concert venues to background
ambiance, Mel Bay music Publications author and Swallow Hill Music
School harp teacher. She is at home delivering historical musical
presentations for group of 30 to 500 people.
weddings, or special events that require a professional, artistic
touch, nothing says elegance and ambiance more than harp music!
Performing an expansive repertoire: classical, pop, swing/blues,
Renaissance, medieval, South American, folk, Celtic, movie tunes,
multi-cultural, Broadway standards, holiday, Disney, operatic
feels equally comfortable playing rock n roll tunes from Van Morrison,
Leon Russell, Elton John, Paul Simon, Sting, Beatles, Carol King,
Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Lady Gaga, Andrea Bocelli, Bruno Mars,
Adele and more!
delivers an entertaining performance that brings magical cultural
connections with heart felt stories and humorous observations
of life. Her playing is steeped in the mythology of harp from
the Celtic cultures recalling the ancient voice of her heritage.
A truly contemporary interpretation speaks through her own finely
crafted original songs.
musician, equally comfortable on the stage of the Paramount Theater
playing for 2000 people or playing for an intimate romantic dinner
for two. Star is flexible and able to think on her feet at times
where events experience a glitch in plans.
that blends the rhythm of the heart with the spirit of the world.
interpretation, professionally performed" -- Dave Lacomte,
My Brother's Bar, Denver
solo or trio, background for a reception or as a featured headliner,
count on her audience thrilling artistry and consummate professionalism"
-- Jim Schwartzkopff, Venture West Talent Agency
listening to Star Edwards' recent harp recordings, her talent
is abundantly clear. I am especially impressed not only by her
technical proficiency but also with the musicality with which
everything is performed. Star's arrangements have a pleasant upbeat
character reminiscent of traditional folk harp tunes, some of
which are complimented by guitar, koto and drums. Whether in live
performance or on CD, everyone should check out her work."
-- Dr. Ted Nichelson, pedal harpist
"Star's music represents the finest of her genre, evocative
and powerful yet with a lightness of spirit and touch. Listen
closely and let the music take you where it will." -- Don
Slepian, host of ArtMusicCoffeehouse.com
When the din of the drum sets of rock bands, the chant of the
pipes, and the silvery sounds of ballad singers find some distance,
my favorite moment of any Irish Festival has been to sit in the
shade and hear Star Edwards play the harp ... not simply to play
it, but to play it in that way that made it the national symbol
of Ireland. And it is, and her music is, Irish like nothing else."
-- Brian Clancy, Irishrow.com
Star Edwards' band or trio is a perfect act for an outdoor festival.....very
magical!" -- Rhonda Welch, Greeley Arts Promoter
you can learn on your own time and in your own house. Lessons
are $18 and start at the very beginning. They start with
the free introductory lesson on Youtube: First Lessons Folk
at the beginning with lesson one or start in the
middle according to what you want to learn at this point
in your musical lesson. Contact me for more info.
name of this harp is Golden Gaia. Its shape
lends itself well to be a double harp, diatonic, with middle
C in the center of the harp. On each side of middle C, is
the same configuration of strings. Its sweet celestial sound
is unique and bell like. The sides have a wood burning design
of the ouroborus.
I designed this harp based on my dream and eventually had
it ceated for me by wire harp maker, Alex Golden.
Available for Presentation Engagements
Harp History and Song - Travel the path of long ago
when Irish Bards held the keys to Irish history through
their wit of storytelling. Learn how the harp came to Ireland
and the influence of Italian music on a most famous 17th
century harper composer and more!
Dream Changed History - presenting original music celebrating
historical dreams that changed history including dreams
from Einstein, St. Patrick, Kekule, G.W. Bush, Jefferson
and Adams, Larry Page, Constantine, Hitler, Otto Loewi,
Louis Agassiz, Madame Walker, Mary Shelley, John Lennon,
Elias Howe, Neils Bohr, Abraham Lincoln, Stephanie Meyer
(Twilight), General Patton, and many more!
Dreams Behind the Music - presenting the music and amazing
dreams which resulted in wildly popular songs from music
legends such as Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Rolling Stones,
Jimi Hendrix, Beach Boys, Pharrell Williams, Taylor Swift,
LL Cool J, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, David Bowie,
Johnny Cash, George Frederic Handel, Beethoven and more!
and Our Final Transition - presenting dreams and tools
to allay anxiousness surrounding this natural life transition
for patients and families using dream re-entry, dream transfers,
dream rehearsals and active imagination. Presenting several
actual dreams of patients in hospice resulting in a welcoming
connection to our deepest longing for resolution, hope and
Edwards and KingBeat
and KingBeat combined forces in 2010 to create a five piece
folk rock band. Imbuing new wave Irish-rock versions of ancient
Celtic tunes with their jazz-fusion flavor, their exploration
of Celtic, Folk, New Age, Fusion Jazz and Rock music exemplifies
the unique sound they call World Harp Rock. Performing hits
from the likes of calypso icon, Harry Belafonte, Nouveau flamenco
artist, Ottmar Liebert, and jazz guitarist, George Benson they
focused their energy on expanding the boundaries of contemporary
Celtic, New Age and World music.
to music sets kids and adults up for success. Music education
builds vocabulary, strengthens social skills, promotes literacy,
enhances creative thinking.
Thanks for stopping by!