Join us at Rockcliffe Park branch for an evening of unique artistry, featuring two local musicians of international caliber! A newly formed ensemble, Susan Toman and Andrew Mah present a concert on Celtic harp and guitar, with composers from the 17th and 18th centuries. Music by O’Carolan, Connellan, Playford, Purcell, and more. Don't miss a rare opportunity to enjoy this beautiful and seldom heard instrumental combination!
English. Drop-in. All ages.
Susan decide to take up the Celtic harp, fueled by a love of Irish & Scottish music. Having briefly studied harp basics with Annabelle Renzo in Montreal, she decided to immerse herself in Irish culture and tradition by learning from an Irish master of the harp. After intensive studies with Grainne Hambly in County Mayo, Ireland (and inspired by many castles!), Susan returned to Canada and prepared to record her first solo harp album (Emerald Shores), publishing her arrangements in her book "Dance Tunes & Airs." Since then she has recorded a solo Christmas album (Angels on High), and an album of Irish and Scottish traditional
music with singer Ellen MacIsaac.
Canadian guitarist Andrew Mah is a unique and exciting musician, widely regarded for his virtuosity, versatility, and heartfelt musicality.
Born in Ottawa into a family of guitarists, he has performed professionally on classical guitar for more than 26 years, carving out a uniquely eclectic international career as a solo concert artist, chamber musician, teacher, arranger, producer, and adjudicator.
Having concertized throughout Canada, the US, and Europe, he was the first North American ever to tour in the Republic of Cape Verde.
Adjunct to his performing career, he has been active in a presenting capacity as former President of the Ottawa Guitar Society, and is often sought out for his expertise in the arrangement and notation of music from other cultures and styles into readable scores for classical musicians.
His long term project to record J.S Bach's entire catalog of solo music for lute, violin, and cello is currently underway.
For more information please visit www.andrewmah.com