are your rates? Cost varies depending on the situation. Please
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What type of harp do you play? Katie
spends most of her time playing on her pedal harps: Magnolia and
Heather! Magnolia came with her name and started a trend. She's
a gold Lyon and Healy semi-grand pedal harp built in 1914. Katie
is the second owner, the first being Helen Rogers, harpist for
Rodgers and Hammerstein. Katie does not use this harp for outside
performances, but will always play her for a Rodgers and Hammerstein
show. Heather is a 2007 concert Venus Premier built for the working
musician. Katie's added a pick-up and can bring her amp if it's
desired. Most pictures shown on this site are of Katie and Athena,
a 1997 concert grand Venus Diplomat which she played for nine wonderful
Lily, Faith and Sheila are Katie's folk harps. Lily is a 2004 Blevins
Seraphim, a lever harp, and is used mostly for teaching. Faith was
found at an antique store, but proved to be a newer Paraguayan harp
with a double neck. Sheila is a travel harp built by Katie's father
in 2001. This harp is made without a sound box so not to disturb
the harp be played outside? Yes, but please be aware that the
sun and changes in humidity are detrimental to the instrument and
dealing with wind, sun and uneven ground may be detrimental to the
musician. (The harp cannot be played in the rain; please have a
back up plan.)
Do you need anything from us? All I would need is electricity
if you request an amp or I need a light. If you request additional
musicians (ie flute), they will need a chair. I come with my instrument,
stand, stool, board (outside), rug, light and amp if necessary.
Can you move the harp upstairs? Yes, but an elevator is extremely
How often do you tune a harp? Every time you play it, and
yes, I tune it myself.
When do you arrive? I always arrive at least one hour before
an event to set- up and tune.
What do you wear? I usually wear a gown. I try to match the
colors of a wedding or wear formal black.
Who took the photographs for your site?
Top of home page: Brenda Saul Thomson at Chatham Bars Inn
Middle of home page: Susan Crowley at Wequassett Inn
My wedding photo: Jerry Lynch at Harbor Point
How to Succeed . . . : Jerry Lynch at Barnstable Comedy Club
Beauty and the Beast: Jerry Lynch at Falmouth Theatre Guild
Maroon dress with walnut harp: Jerry Lynch at The Lighthouse Inn
Green dress with gold harp: unknown photographer, private wedding
Cream dress with walnut harp: Jerry Lynch at the Museum of Fine
for the Maria Cassat Gold Card Opening
Walnut harp at a Marsh: Julia Cumes, Brewster/Dennis