Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos

Why book Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos?

Anne Roos is considered at the top of her field as a Celtic Harpist. She is a many-faceted performer who excels as a soloist in concert, as well as with her ensemble. Her recorded music has aired internationally and is described as "lovely" and "enchanting".

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Very reliable and professional

Anne provided the ceremony music for our wedding. She was fantastic to work with, by far the most organized and responsive vendor we worked with in Tahoe. We met her a few months before our wedding and she very patiently played some of our favorite songs and helped us come up with which songs we should use at our ceremony. On our Big Day, the music was just perfect. We really appreciated how reliable and detail-oriented she was, probably the only vendor we didn't ever have to worry about! Thanks Anne!

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Reviewer: Meghan P.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Tahoe City, CA
Event Date: Sep 1, 2013
Hired As: Harpist

Response from Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos:

Thank you, Meghan, for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure playing at your wedding. All my best to you and Matthew!

Very satisfied!

Anne provided ceremony and cocktail hour music for our wedding outdoors in the Water Gardens at the Hyatt. She was very professional and helpful throughout the entire process. Anne was able to provide us with recommendations for other vendors. She also gave us a lot of guidance when we were trying to choose the music to play during our ceremony.
The day turned out great and we received a lot of compliments about how great Anne sounded during our ceremony.

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Reviewer: Jennifer L.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Incline Village, NV
Event Date: Jul 11, 2013
Hired As: Harpist

Response from Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos:

Thank you so much, Jennifer! It was a pleasure playing at your beautiful wedding. I hope you'll keep in touch.

Elegant, Beautiful, & Perfect

Anne did an absolutely beautiful job playing music during our ceremony at Edgewood in Lake Tahoe, NV! All of our guests were in love with the elegance of having a harp player during the ceremony, and greatly enjoyed listening to her amazing talent! The guests were so excited to be able to recognize the music she was playing, such as, her famous, "stairway to heaven" by Led Zepplin, and "Desperado" by The Eagles, along with many others! Just take a look at all of the songs she plays on the harp! She is amazing! I would 100% recommend others that want their ceremony to have that perfect elegant touch, to higher Anne for their ceremony! Thank you again so much Anne for performing at our wedding! It wouldn't have been as perfect and complete without you!
Thanks,
Me. & Mrs. A.

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Reviewer: Heather J.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in South Lake Tahoe, CA
Event Date: Jun 2, 2013
Hired As: Harpist, Harpist

Response from Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos:

Wow! Thank you so much, for the glowing review! It was an absolute pleasure playing for you and your invited guests! Please continue to keep in touch.

Wedding Music

I hired Anne to perform at my brothers wedding as a surprise. Anne was professioanl throughout the process and willing to learn new music if nessary to accomidate my new sister-in-laws wishes. Everyone at the wedding was impressed with the quality of the music and we all thought it really added a special touch to the day. My brothers wedding was on a beach in Tahoe and Anne was able to accomidate this by bringing a carbonfiber harp down on the beach along with an amp so that everyone could hear the music. I felt like the price was reasonable and she fulfilled her contract completely! Thanks Anne!
Jamie G

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Reviewer: Jamie G.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in South Lake Tahoe, CA
Event Date: May 18, 2013
Hired As: Harpist, Harpist

Response from Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos:

Thank you so much, Jamie! I loved being the surprise at your brother's wedding.

Beautiful music

Anne played for a 70th birthday celebration. She is incredibly talented and goes beyond what most musicians would do. She dressed in Celtic attire for the Irish guest of honor. Her musical selection included Celtic music to Broadway show tunes as requested. She was absolutely wonderful to work with and she made the event memorable for everyone. We loved her.

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Reviewer: Diana G.
Organization: Alta Sierra Country Club
Event: Birthday Party in Grass Valley, CA
Event Date: Jun 8, 2013
Hired As: Harpist

Response from Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos:

Thank you so much, Diana! It was a joy playing for the birthday girl and all of your invited guests. I'm glad everyone enjoyed it.

Beautiful Music

My husband and I wanted a harp player during our wedding ceremony. I googled harp player, took a chance, and called Anne. She was amazing!! All of my guests just loves her music. She was easy to work with, tons of music selections, & affordable! Anne was the perfect touch to our perfect day!

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Reviewer: Lindsay D.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in South Lake Tahoe, CA
Event Date: May 3, 2013
Hired As: Harpist

Response from Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos:

Thank you, Lindsay, for your very kind review. It was a pleasure playing for you on your beautiful wedding day. Congratulations to you and Steven!

Ideal entertainment for our Celtic Society

Anne performed for our local Celtic Society, and this was her second performance for us. The music is wonderful but what really makes the event is her interaction with the audience. We get to be 'in the know' of her instrument and her music. It makes the audience engaged and greatly increases the enjoyment. Highly recommend!

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Reviewer: Kevin F.
Organization: Gold Country Celtic Society
Event: Ethnic Celebration in Nevada City, CA
Event Date: Apr 24, 2013
Hired As: Harpist, Harpist

Response from Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos:

Thank you so much, Kevin, for your glowing review! It is always a great pleasure performing for you and the members of the Gold Country Celtic Society!

Thank you Anne for a beautiful & perfect wedding day!

Anne played for us during our wedding ceremony and everyone loved her! We would have her play again in a heartbeat! It truly made our day that much more special. Thanks again Anne!!!

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Reviewer: kristina m.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in South Lake Tahoe, CA
Event Date: Apr 28, 2013
Hired As: Harpist, Celtic Music, Harpist

Response from Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos:

Thank you so much, Kristina, for your lovely review. It was a pleasure playing for you and your guests. I'm so glad that I was available to perform for you, even at the last minute. All my best to you and your husband.

Anne made a special day perfect!

The enchanting and beautiful music Anne provided us for the ceremony was breathtaking! She is a credit to her profession. She is wonderful to work with and perfect attention to detail. Thanks Anne!

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Reviewer: CaroleAnne J.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in South Lake Tahoe, CA
Event Date: Oct 5, 2013
Hired As: Harpist

Fantastic performance

Anne provided such beautiful music, I couldn't have asked for anything better.  Not only that, she was an incredible resource prior to the wedding, suggesting other vendors and even locations as I was in the planning stages.  This was particularly helpful as we only recently moved to the area.  We're looking forward to attending other events that she will be playing at, such as wine and cheese tasting events, Celtic music sessions, etc.  

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Reviewer: Kelly J.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Truckee, CA
Event Date: Aug 26, 2012
Hired As: Harpist, Celtic Music

Response from Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos:

Thank you so much, Kelly! It was a joy playing at your wedding, and I look forward to seeing you at my future performances.

Elegant and Sophisticated ceremony - we'll never forget it!

Anne Roos added so much to our wedding ceremony. As a senior couple, we were confused by what music we should choose to make our church ceremony special. We definitely chose correctly with Anne Roos. She offers so many choices, and helped us by previewing several pieces with us weeks in advance. We were to have several people of German descent as wedding guests, and Anne played such beautiful pieces prior to the ceremony, they were in awe. From Strauss wattzes to modern pieces, it all came together so beautifully. It made our wedding very memorable, and we give her 10 stars for her overall presentation.

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Reviewer: Jeanne P.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in South Lake Tahoe, CA
Event Date: Jun 28, 2012
Hired As: Harpist

Lily-n-Rose Garden Wedding

My husband and I were married in our home and when our son Paul and his fiancé Jess requested to be married in the family home I was touched. They wanted to include a passage I wrote for my own wedding into theirs and in continuing the family tradition; I knew the Celtic harp would be appropriate for their wedding. I had heard Anne play and thought how wonderful it would be to have her perform for Jess and Paul’s wedding. She was booked for the day, but she opened up her schedule to accommodate the wedding. Ann worked with me to coordinate the appropriate music for the ceremony which included Eternity Candle lighting and traditional Celtic Hand Fasting ceremony as well. Ann’s choice of music before, during and after the ceremony was amazing. We highly recommend her and she added greatly to the whole experience for our friends and family in attendance. Well done Anne!

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Reviewer: La V. V.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Gardnerville, NV
Event Date: Jun 29, 2012
Hired As: Harpist, Celtic Music

Response from Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos:

Thank you so much for your kind comments! It was an honor to play at Paul and Jess' wedding. I always work to do my very best--I love to seeing everyone happy!

A wonderful addition to my Dad's 80th Birthday Celebration.

I was more than pleased to have hired Anne Roos to play her harp at my Dad's 80th birthday celebration. My entire family enjoyed the songs she chose to play and my parents can't stop commenting how much they enjoyed it. I would recommend her in an instant and I will definitely hire her again.

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Reviewer: Linda N.
Event: Birthday Party in South Lake Tahoe, CA
Event Date: Nov 23, 2011
Hired As: Harpist

Our Wedding

Anne Roos performed at our wedding ceremony. She did an amazing job. All our family and friends truly thought this was a great idea for a wedding. Prior to the wedding Anne was able to help assist me when I was stuck with the music selection. She answered all my questions and returned all my phonecalls. She was very professional and a delight to have at our wedding.

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Reviewer: Jennifer B.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in South Lake Tahoe, CA
Event Date: Jul 29, 2011
Hired As: Harpist

Beautiful Wedding Performance!

We hired Anne to play at our lakeside ceremony along with a few other msucians. She organized all the music and even coordinated practice sessions with the other musicians. We also had her play more folk/bluegrass style during our cocktail hour and what she put together was incredible and is still being talked about by our guests! We could not have been more pleased with the musical ambience her talent created and we highly recommend using her for any special occasion! From beginning to end she was a pleasure to work with!

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Reviewer: Anna L. K.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in South Lake Tahoe, CA
Event Date: Jun 4, 2011
Hired As: Harpist, Folk Band

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: varies
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  • Languages: English
  • Unions: Other

Overview

Beautiful music!

Additional Booking Notes

When Anne performs solo, amplification will be provided if needed. To assure that all your guests can comfortably hear her beautiful harp, Anne can use a microphone and small amplifier. The normally acoustic harp is amplified so that the natural sound of the instrument is not altered. Her sound system is battery powered, so an electrical outlet is not necessary. For large audiences and concert performances, Anne can provide her own PA system (electricity will be required).

Past Booked Events

04/02/14 Celtic Harp Music In The Cellar, The Cellar in the Smith Flat House, Placerville, California (performances the first Wednesday night of each month)
03/16/14 "Somehting Blue" South Lake Tahoe Wedding Expo, MontBleu Resort, Stateline, Nevada
02/14/14 Valentine's Day Dinner, 1862 David Walley's Restaurant, Genoa, Nevada
02/05/14 Celtic Harp Music In The Cellar, The Cellar in the Smith Flat House, Placerville, California (performances the first Wednesday night of each month)
01/17/14 Wine & Food Pairing Bistro, Wise Villa Winery, 4100 wise Rd., Lincoln, California
12/13/13 Wine Tasting and Celtic Harp Music, Synapse Wines, 304 Main St., Placerville, California
11/07/13 Traditional Celtic Music Session, Murphy's Irish Pub, 787 Emerald Bay Rd., South Lake Tahoe, California
11/06/13 Celtic Harp Music In The Cellar, The Cellar in the Smith Flat House, Placerville, California (performances the first Wednesday night of each month)
10/26/13 Trad-A-Palooza, Bows and Arrows, 1815 19th St., Sacramento, California
10/24/13 Traditional Celtic Music Session, Murphy's Irish Pub, 787 Emerald Bay Rd., South Lake Tahoe, California
10/09/13 Live from the Cellar!--Anne's Newest Virtual Concert--View from Your Desktop Computer from Anywhere in the World!
10/04/13 House Concert featuring David Nigel Lloyd & Anne Roos, South Lake Tahoe, California
10/02/13 Celtic Harp Music In The Cellar, The Cellar in the Smith Flat House, Placerville, California (performances the first Wednesday night of each month)
09/13/13 Pub Music House Concert, South Lake Tahoe, California
09/12/13 Traditional Celtic Music Session, Murphy's Irish Pub, 787 Emerald Bay Rd., South Lake Tahoe, California
09/05/13 Traditional Celtic Music Session, Murphy's Irish Pub, 787 Emerald Bay Rd., South Lake Tahoe, California
09/04/13 Celtic Harp Music In The Cellar, The Cellar in the Smith Flat House, Placerville, California (performances the first Wednesday night of each month)
08/30/13 Wine Tasting and Celtic Harp Music, Synapse Wines, 304 Main St., Placerville, California
08/23/13 House Concert featuring Ciana & Anne Roos, South Lake Tahoe, California
08/07/13 Celtic Harp Music In The Cellar, The Cellar in the Smith Flat House, Placerville, California (performances the first Wednesday night of each month)
07/14/13 House Concert featuring James Hurley & Anne Roos, South Lake Tahoe, California

Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos

Anne Roos' love of English and Celtic music blossomed as a child and young teen at Southern California Renaissance Fairs, when she became involved singing in madrigal groups, performing period music. She started playing the Celtic harp quite by accident. While employed at an incredibly stressful job, Anne serendipitously met Sylvia Woods at a booth full of little Celtic Harps at a Winter Solstice Fair and began taking private instructions from her as a creative outlet. Then came music theory courses at UCLA and eventually teaching music for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Anne has performed throughout the country for more than twenty years as a soloist at resort hotels, convention centers, cruise ships, concert venues, highland games, Celtic and Renaissance fairs, casino clubs, wineries, meditation retreats-- you name it. She has been invited to perform for several dignitaries, including the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland.

Her ability to play a wide variety of music, ranging from traditional Celtic, Early, Renaissance and classical music, to modern popular music from the movies, Broadway, Beatles, and even Metallica, have made her a popular and much sought after musician for all types of events. Most recently, Anne was the regularly scheduled musical entertainment at Llewellyn's restaurant on the top of Harvey's Resort Hotel in South Lake Tahoe. Fulfilling requests from dining guests, from "Canon in D" and "Greensleeves" to "Stairway to Heaven," showcased the extent of her repertoire.

Anne is not only comfortable performing in front of a live audience, but also on camera and behind a microphone. She has appeared on a number of television programs and radio shows, performing with the Celtic Harp. Several resort vacation videos promoting travel to beautiful Lake Tahoe, where she resides, showcase Anne on the Celtic Harp. She has been able to utilize her extensive knowledge of music as a Classical, Jazz, and World music announcer for National Public Radio.

Anne is also a published author and considered a wedding music specialist with her book "The Bride's Guide to Musicians: Live Wedding Music Made Easy and Affordable", published by Hal Leonard books. She also published a how-to manual for musicians who are interested in performing for nuptial occasions--"The Musician's Guide to Brides".

Anne is an active member of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Recording Academy. Anne is proud to be involved with this organization, which works to positively impact the lives of musicians, industry members and our society at large.

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Testimonials

“Anne Roos is an amazing harpist and this CD showcases her talents beautifully. A small musical group joins her on this effort, which highlights songs about woodland creatures such as fairies, nymphs and trolls. A 31 page hardcover book comes with the CD and it talks about various folk history and legends--a nice touch to a well thought out musical effort.

The group provides a lovely sound. CDs that are put forth only showcasing harp music can be nice, but it is equally wonderful to have some additional accompaniment; and it expands the amount of people that it will appeal to as well.

Roos' harp music is effortless. Gliding and sliding over notes, she shows her skill time and again, but this isn't "gaudy" music. It's simple, pretty fare. At 18 tracks, there are quite a few songs to enjoy here, each offering its own mood and feel. The gentleness of the harp is underscored in some pieces, the yearning almost palpable. If you love the instrument, you have to listen to this and see what can be done with the various arrangements. If you aren't a huge fan of the harp, there are still plenty of tracks here that you can enjoy.”

– Catherine L. Tully

Lahri Bond reviews Anne Roos’ CD, A Light in the Forest in the June/July 2008 issue:

"Here is a nifty little idea; combine a CD of Celtic harp music, thematically connected by songs about forest and faerie lore, with a CD-sized hardcover book of background information and stories associated with each song. In the hands of a lesser player than Anne Roos, this could have easily been an exercise in prancing around the pixie dust, but Roos’ research, design sensibility, and, most of all, her masterful playing makes this project a delight.

Joined by woodwinds, harmonium, percussion, viola, guitars, and fiddle, Roos takes center stage with her sweeping and articulate harp playing on 18 tunes. What brings this CD up a level from just another pretty harp album is Roos’ sharp and clean harp playing. She also has a fine ear for melody and timing.

The booklet is richly illustrated with paintings from such artists as Frank Goodwin and William Holbrook Beard and a host of Victorian postcard illustrations. Overall, this is an exceptional marriage of music, words, and visuals that both adults and children would enjoy very much.”

– Dirty Linen Magazine

Hot Review of Anne Roos' CD Mermaids & Mariners

In the August/September 2005 issue of Dirty Linen Magazine, Susan Hartman reviews Mermaids & Mariners, the latest album release by Anne Roos:

"Lovely" and "enchanting" are two words that come to mind in describing this CD. First, the packaging: in hardcover-booklet form, fronted by marbled paper surrounding a cutout through which shows a tinted illustration from a German fairy-tale book. Extensive notes include an essay on the nature of the "call of the sea," the history of each tune, and a biography of each musician. A perfect piece for gift shops...but how does the music stand up? Quite well, in fact. Anne Roos is an accomplished Celtic harpist, and she is joined by equally accomplished friends to form an ensemble that makes music at the crossroads of Celtic and "ancient music."

– Dirty Linen Magazine

Anne Roos' Music Heard Round the World!

Flying in May or June of 2005? A track from Anne Roos' CD Mermaids & Mariners will be featured on the Rhythms of the World Channel on United Airlines and Air Force One airplanes. This music can be accessed with on board headsets.

An official with the company says, "It's beautiful music and absolutely stunning packaging." Mermaids & Mariners is actually a 24-page book containing an instrumental CD, featuring Anne Roos on the Celtic harp, with guitar, fiddle, and viola. This recording celebrates the lure of the sea through ballads, laments, and sea shanties.

– United Airlines

Set List

Anne's repertoire is incredibly diverse. You'll find her complete list of music on her website. A typical set can range from one hour, to several hours (with breaks at each hour).

SAMPLE NEW AGE CONCERT BOOKSTORE PROGRAM

Solo Harp
Two Hours in Length

Planxty George Brabazon/Twa Bonnie Maidens (trad. Scottish/Irish)

From Haste to the Wedding CD:
Star of the County Down (trad. Irish waltz)

From Mermaids and Mariners CD:
The Mermaid's Tears (D.A. Hawkinson)
Aaran Boat Song/Skye Boat Song (trad. Scottish)
Metal Man (trad. Irish)

More Water Music:
The Water Kelpie (trad.-Isle of Mann)

Renaissance Period Music:
Greensleeves (Anon.)
Scarborough Fair (Anon.)
Epping Forest (Anon.)
Robin is to the Greenwood Gone (T. Robinson)

Modern Celtic Music:
The Legend (S. Woods)
Forest Nymph (A. Roos)

A Sampling of Modern Popular Music:
Valentine (J. Brickman & J. Kugell)
As Time Goes By (H. Hupfeld)
And I Love Her (J. Lennon & P. McCartney)
Wonderful Tonight (E. Clapton) or The Unforgiven (Metallica--J. Hetfield, L. Ulrich & K. Hammett)

Traditional Irish Music:
Carrikfergus
Brian Boru's March

INTERMISSION

More from Haste to the Wedding CD:
Give Me Your Hand (trad. Irish waltz)
She Moved Through the Fair (trad. Irish air)

More from Mermaids and Mariners CD:
Shanghai Brown/Jacky Tar (trad. American/English hornpipe)

Fairy Tale Music:
Fairy Child/Fairy Queen (trad. Irish/att. to O'Carolan)
King of the Fairies (trad. Irish jig)
The Golden Castle (trad. Irish)

Popular Irish Music:
Foggy Dew
Molly Baun

Music by Turloch O'Carolan, Renaissance Period Irish Harper:
The Bold Princess Royal/The Princess Royal (From Mermaids and Mariners CD)
Shebeg & Shemore
O'Carolan's Welcome
Lady Gethin/Planxty Hewlett
Morgan Magan
Maurice O'Connor
Planxty Sweeney

Last Song: Danny Boy (trad. Irish)

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SAMPLE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL PROGRAM
Solo Harp
45-Minute Set'No Intermission

This sample program is typical for any performance where there are rotating acts sharing the same stage. Of course, the music will vary: Scottish tunes played for Highland Games, Irish and Scottish for Celtic Festivals, and English music for Renaissance Fairs.

Planxty George Brabazon/Twa Bonnie Maidens (trad. Scottish/Irish)

The Water Kelpie (Isle of Man)

From Mermaids and Mariners CD:
Arran Boat Song/ Skye Boat Song (trad. Scottish)

Scarborough Fair (trad. English)
Casey's Hornpipe (trad. Irish)
Brian Boru's March (trad. Irish)

Epping Forest (trad. English)
Robin is to the Greenwood Gone (T. Robinson)
My Lady Care's Dompe (English, Anon.)
Lord Essex Galliard (J. Dowland)
Another English Galliard (Anon.)
Gamble Gold/ Abbots Bromley Horn Dance/ The Green Man (English, Anon.)

Greensleeves (English, Anon.)

King of the Fairies (trad. Irish)

Three Early French Dances:
Lai Et Rotrounge

Music by Turloch O'Carolan, Irish Renaissance Period Harper: Shebeg and Shemore
Carolan's Welcome
Lady Gethin
Hewlett
Morgan Magan
Lord Inchquin

Possible Encore-Brian Boru's March (trad. Irish)

Anne's ensemble set list will vary depending upon the number and type of additional instruments requested (possible instrument availability includes: fiddle, guitar, viola, bodhran, flute/pennywhistle/recorder, and/or bagpipes).

Influences & Inspiration

I am influenced by performers from many different genres, from pop to classical to rock to Celtic music. (And i'm not just influenced by harpists).

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