Biography

Chris discovered the celtic harp while going to the Maryland Renaissance Festival in the early 1990's with her two sons. Then some friends took her to the Alexandria Scottish games on July 24, 1994, and she won the "So You Always Wanted to Play the Harp" Contest sponsored by the Washington Area Folk Harp Society. The prize was the free use of a celtic harp for a year! She started taking lessons from Linda Titolo, who along with her husband, Roger Cornell, also helped her get her first harp. She later studied with Charlotte Roe to learn more about this beautiful instrument. in 2002, she got her second harp after marrying Myke, who has always been her greatest fan. She has been playing celtic harp ever since, and loves sharing music with anyone who wants to listen!

Chris plays her harp for afternoon teas, senior center concerts, retirement parties, memorial ceremonies, weddings, and other special events. She is a past member of Trillium, a harp, flute and fiddle trio, and currently performs with Heatherwood, a harp ensemble. Due to COVID-19, Chris is not taking on any harp gigs at this time, but hopes to do so again in the future. Check back at harp.cmvd.us for future updates.

Rates vary- Contact Chris at harp@cmvd.us for more information.