5th Annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along with Harps Concerts
Unfortunately, due to health issues, we have cancelled the 2019 concerts. We hope to resume our Christmas concerts next year on December 5 and 6, 2020.
Come sing your favorite Christmas carols accompanied by two amazing harpists: Sylvia Woods
and Madeleine Brandli. In addition to caroling, these festive concerts will
also feature beautiful harp solos and fun surprises! This year we are featuring carols from the 1940s and 1950s.
Don't know the words? No problem! Bob Smith will lead the singing, and your printed concert program will include the lyrics for the carols.
Sylvia Woods is a world-renowned Celtic harpist who lives
Madeleine Brandli plays the large concert pedal harp and
now lives in Honolulu.
The singing will be led by Princeville
musician Bob Smith.
Celebrate the Holiday season in full voice!
Singing Advent Carols and Christmas music brings great delight and joy. We
hope you will join us for a fun night of holiday music! Come sing along with
Tickets $15 at the door
Meet our three performers:
Woods is a renowned harpist, teacher, composer, and arranger
who has gained an international reputation as one of the foremost folk harp
players in the world. In 1980 she won the prestigious All-Ireland Harp
Championship in Ireland, and in 1999 The Harp Column magazine named her
one of 45 "Most Influential Harp Forces of the 20th Century." Sylvia
performed on the sound-track of Dead Poets Society, and was featured three
times on A Prairie Home Companion. She owned the world's largest harp store
near Los Angeles for over 20 years. She has written, arranged, and published
over 50 books and pieces of sheet music which are used by harp players
internationally. Sylvia has owned property on Kauai since 1990, and moved
here full-time in 2013. Sylvia's three CDs will be for sale at the concert:
Three Harps for Christmas Volumes 1 and
2, and her original composition
The Harp of Brandiswhiere: A Suite for Celtic Harp. You can read more about
Madeleine Brandli has
inspired audiences with her lyrical voice and uplifting poetic songs for
many years. She won two national singing competitions as a young folk
singer, the beginning of a lifelong journey in music. Honoring her Celtic ancestry and her decades-long connection to
the people and culture of Hawai'i, she wove the spirit of these two ancient
traditions together in a CD of her original songs, In Shades of Green.
Madeleine has been a part-time resident of Kaua'i since 1982, and now lives in Honolulu. As a singer,
composer and multi-instrumentalist, she has won top awards in the Kaua'i
Mokihana Composers Contests since 2001, accompanying herself on piano,
guitar and harp. Madeleine's In Shades of Green CD will be sold at the
aka "Shantybob", has performed and recorded multiple CDs of Celtic and Irish
music for three decades with two premier bands, Wind That Shakes the Barley,
and Extra Stout in New England. His primary instrument is a classic
Wheatstone English Concertina that was made in the 1890s. Intuiting that
in a former life he sailed over the "Bounding Main", he loves bellowing sea
shanties and telling stories of whaling in the Atlantic and Pacific
fisheries. Here, on island, Bob entertains with the high energy Irish
band Whiskey-O. Currently, at Kauai Hospice, he is part of a team
launching a "transitional music" program designed to accompany folks who are
preparing to journey into the next life. Whiskey-O's CD will be for sale at