Irish Harp & Guitar Lessons
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Iris Nevins has played in the NY/NJ area since the 1970's. She was the guitar accompanist for Irish fiddle legends Andy McGann and Johnny Cronin, and also Joe Accordion Burke and Joe Banjo Burke in the late 70's-early 80's Friday and Saturday nights at Tom O'Reilly's Pub in NYC and other gigs. During that same time, she was also a member of the group "The Crooked Road", house band at the O'Reilly's Pub on West 31st Street in NYC. She currently runs the monthly seisiún at the Irish American Association Of Northwest Jersey (IAANJ), and also hosts a concert series there, dating from 2005. Iris is a fingerstyle guitarist, and Celtic harper, and plays melody, accompaniment, and also composes tunes for the guitar and harp, and plays O'Carolan Harp tunes, and traditional dance tunes transposed for both instruments. Her accompaniment style on both harp and guitar is a hybrid of harmony and melody, to tie in closely to the dance tunes, jigs, reels, hornpipes etc. Iris' solo guitar CD of traditional and original fingerstyle tunes is called "Celtic Guitar Dreams", and her harp and guitar CD is called "String Theory". She also has another CD with melodeon player Alan Morrisroe, from Mayo and Dublin, "Old Irish Melodeon Masterpieces". Iris also builds her own harps, and teaches both harp and guitar. Currently she is a member of the trio, Hearts Content, along with Linda Hickman on flute and whistle, and Tom Dunne on fiddle and accordion.
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Iris Nevins, Irish & Celtic Harp, Guitar, Hand Marbled Paper, Handmade Jewelry, Instruments Available For Sale
Lessons available for both instruments. I often have a few harps available for sale or rent, if you want to try it out before buying one. Harp is easier than you think, and sounds beautiful played on any level. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org