Sarah is an award-winning and Billboard charting singer/songwriter and harpist who lives in the Dallas area. Sarah performs primarily on harp, but also plays piano, violin and baritone ukulele. She sings in Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Italian and English. Recent performance venues include: North Texas Irish Festival, Sherwood Forest Faire (Austin), The Celt (McKinney), Trinity Hall (Dallas), Kimbellfest: Scotland, ZMR Music Awards (New Orleans), Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games, and various weddings and private events.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Languages: English, Italian, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh
What to Expect
Sarah has a professional sound engineer that accompanies her to all performances. She owns a small PA and has access to larger PA systems. She uses a wireless microphone. Sarah has an an engaging personality and is comfortable either simply providing background music to enhance an event or delivering a lively presentation including anecdotes about the songs and the harp.
Sarah Copus is an award-winning and Billboard charting singer/songwriter and harpist who lives in the D/FW area. She has been performing and recording for over 7 years with her parent's platinum selling progressive new age band, 2002, and more recently as a solo artist. For a musician under 18, she has had some extraordinary success: two albums hit the Billboard charts that feature her as lead singer, radio airplay across hundreds of stations worldwide, and a Best Vocal Album award from the Zone Music Reporter Awards Show in 2015.
Her first recordings in the Irish language of Gaelic appear on the album “Winter Air” in 2013. Sarah has been featured as a soloist at concerts of major touring artists like Celtic Woman and The Irish Tenors. Last July, she sang a duet with Emmet Cahill of Celtic Thunder during his performance in Dallas. She has also performed with Irish musical sensations, Téada as an opening act for their Irish Christmas in America tour.
Sarah is an active member in the Texas Celtic music scene, having given 140 performances in the past 2 years with various bands. Performance venues have included The Celt, Trinity Hall, North Texas Irish Festival, Celtic Christmas Dallas, Kimbellfest: Scotland, Poor David's Pub, among others. In May, 2015, she performed at the ZMR awards show in front of over 700 attendees and will be performing solo again in 2017 where she is nominated again for Best Vocal Album
Sarah also performs as lead singer with the band 2002. The award-winning, progressive new age band 2002 has placed 11 albums on the Billboard Charts and made the list of top new age artists in a Billboard Magazine “Year in Review” issue alongside Yanni, Mannheim Steamroller, Jim Brickman, George Winston and Enya. Over their 25 year career, their ever-evolving sound has encompassed a wide range of genres – from wistful ambient soundscapes all the way to light progressive rock. This daring blend of musical styles has given them an undeniable “signature sound” that sets them apart from other recording artists.
In March 2017, Sarah was a featured performer at the venerable North Texas Irish Festival. She was also the headline act at Celtic Night 2017 at the Allen Civic Auditorium, performing to a sold-out, standing-room-only audience.
Sarah also plays violin, piano and baritone ukulele.
Vocals – album “Damayanti” by 2002 (2011)
Vocals – album “Believe” by 2002 (2012)
Lead Vocals (English / Gaelic) and Harp – album “Winter Air” by The North Texas School of Irish Music (2013)
Backing vocals – album “A Timely Misadventure” by Flashpoint (2014)
Lead and Harmony Vocals and Harp “Trail of Dreams” by 2002 (2014) – Winner Best Vocal Album (Zone Music Reporter)
Vocals (English / Gaelic) and Harp – album “Reflections” by The North Texas School of Irish Music (2015)
Lead and Harmony Vocals and Harp – album “Celtic Fairy Lullaby” by 2002 (2016)
Lead and Harmony Vocals, Harp, Percussion – album “Innisfall” by Innisfall (2016)
Lead and Harmony Vocals, Harp, – solo album “Moorland Winds” (2017)
Lead and Harmony Vocals - "Reformation 500 Anniversary Album" with Rachel Currea (2017)
Additional Booking Notes
Sarah's wireless headset mic receiver will be on stage, as well as the preamp pedal from the harp. Each of these will get a balanced XLR connection to the console, and will be at line level. We will be providing a Lexicon reverb unit. Sarah normally brings her own sound engineer, Randy Copus, a 35-year live sound and studio professional.
All Souls Night
All Through the Night (sung in Welsh and also English - "Ar Hyd y nos")
Away From the Roll of the Sea
Away In a Manger
Be Thou My Vision (sung in Irish Gaelic - "Bí Thusa ‘Mo Shúile")
Castle of Dromore
Dafydd Y Gareg Wen (Sung in Welsh - "David of the White Rock")
Don Oiche Ud I Mbeithil (sung in Irish Gaelic - "That Night In Bethlehem")
Down by the Sally Garden (sung in English and Scottish Gaelic - "Gort na Saileán")
Fields of Gold
Gleanntáin Ghlas’ Ghaoth Dobhair
Óró Sé Do Bheatha ‘Bhaile
She Moved Through the Fair
Silent Night (Sung in Irish Gaelic and English "Oíche Chiúin")
Suantraí (Lullaby in Irish Gaelic)
Tá Mé 'mo Shuí
The Parting Glass
Walking In the Air
Wexford Carol (sung in English and Irish Gaelic)
Will you Go Lassie Go?
Foxhunters / The Frost Is All Over
Galway Belle / Wexford Polka
Gan Ainm Polka
Garret Barry's / Clare Jig
Geese In the Bog / Canaughtman Rambles / Out On The Ocean
Harvest Home / Boys Of Bluehill
Hut On Staffin Island / Paddy's Trip to Scotland
Little Diamond Polka / Kerry Polka / Finnish Polka
Merrily Kiss the Quaker / Mist Covered Mountains
Rights Of Man / Off to California
Harp Airs / Instrumentals:
Dawning Of the Day
My Singing Bird
Star of the County Down
A Thousand Years
Dream of Flying
How Can A Moment Last Forever?
Song For Sienna
Baritone Ukulele Songs:
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Somewhere Over the Rainbow