With a choice of Medieval, Celtic, Electric or Pedal Harp Betsy offers a wide variety of musical styles for all occasions. Although her specialty is Early Music, particularly music of the Renaissance period, she also enjoys playing arrangements of sacred and popular music.
Betsy has performed at weddings, funerals, dinners, receptions, and in a variety of church settings. In addition, she works regularly with nursing homes and retirement centers, where she provides harp music for residents, especially in assisted living and Alzheimer’s units. As a Certified Clinical Musician (CCM), Betsy works in hospitals and hospice settings to provide harp therapy to aid in relaxation and improve the quality of life for patients.
As a performer, Betsy works with Village Productions, and with the Tapestry Historic Dance Company. She has provided period appropriate music and danced in costume for the Renaissance, Baroque, Colonial, Regency, and Civil War eras. She frequently works with classical guitar player Russ Ferrara to provide a wide variety of music for dinners and cocktail hours. She has also performed in the pit band for musicals as well as on stage in character roles.
Whatever your needs, let Betsy help make your event a day to remember!
If your group is looking for an interesting program, ask about:
"The Bard's Apprentice" (the fictional story of Arion, a woman who became a Bard in the Celtic tradition)
"The Healing Harp" (using the harp in hospital and hospice)
"A Brief History of the Harp" (Tailored for the group, with musical examples)
"From Weddings to Funerals, or I Can't Believe That Happened!" (A humorous look at things that have actually happened at events Betsy has been a part of!)
Other programs are available on request to fit your theme - email for details!
To buy Betsy's first CD, "Rose: Solo harp music for reflection and relaxation" click here:
To buy Betsy's second CD, "Because We Care: Spoken word for inspiration, harp music for relaxation" recorded with Rev. Barry Moyer of Caring Hospice you can buy the CD here - PLEASE NOTE - THIS CD IS ALMOST SOLD OUT! GET ONE OF THE LAST FEW COPIES AT CDBABY!: