“Hauntingly beautiful ballads and lilting storytelling…it might spring from the 17th century…but the play seems as current as the latest troubles in Belfast…Patrick Ball’s acting is fine, his musicianship outstanding…A
“Hauntingly beautiful ballads and lilting storytelling…it might spring from the 17th century…but the play seems as current as the latest troubles in Belfast…Patrick Ball’s acting is fine, his musicianship outstanding…A small gem.” -Variety, New York
Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist. He has recorded nine instrumental and five spoken word albums which have sold well over one-half million copies internationally and won national awards in both the music and spoken word categories.
Along with Celtic Harp & Story, his beguiling blend of music and spoken word concerts, Patrick has written and currently performs three acclaimed solo musical theater pieces. O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music brings to the stage the legendary life, the turbulent times and the glorious music of Ireland’s most celebrated and beloved musician, Turlough O’Carolan. The Fine Beauty of the Island is a musical journey to Ireland’s legendary Blasket Islands in search of a deeply haunting tune and the vanished islanders who played it. Come Dance With Me In Ireland: A Pilgrimage to Yeats Country is a musical and dramatic performance based on the life and works of Ireland’s greatest poet. William Butler Yeats.
Patrick Ball is “a rare artist.” For in playing the ancient, legendary brass-strung harp of Ireland with its crystalline, bell-like voice and performing marvelous tales of wit and enchantment, he not only brings new life to two cherished traditions, but blends them in concert to create “a richly theatrical and hauntingly beautiful performance.”
Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door and are available online at: https://Patrick_Ball_cafep.eventbrite.com and at Cafe Paradiso