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Song and Harp Kickstarter

November 20, 2017

I am delighted to announce the launch of my Kickstarter campaign “Ceol agus Cláirseach” or “Song and Harp;” A solo album of Traditional Irish songs in the Irish language with harp accompaniment.

For more information about my project and to learn how you can support my new album visit the page below. I am so excited about this project and the music I have been making!

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Round Ireland With a Harp

May 16, 2017
Hannah Flowers

Suitcase (check!) Harp (check!) Camera (check!) I’m almost ready…

T-minus seventeen days until I hop on a plane and head back to Ireland for the summer. Where has time gone?

For those of you who don’t know, I learned a few months ago that I was awarded a Gaeltacht Summer Awards grant through the Ireland-United States Commission for Educational Exchange (Yes, it’s a mouthful) to study the Irish language at Oideas Gael in Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal. Along with the time I will be spending in Donegal, I am also playing harp for a choir tour of Northern Ireland during the first two weeks of June, going to a summer school for traditional music, and visiting some friends down in Waterford. Suffice to say it’s going to be a busy summer!

When I was in Northern Ireland last summer I started a blog to write about my adventures: https://harptunesandtales.wordpress.com. However, that blog is now officially moved here to my website and I will be posting updates and ramblings as frequently as I can during the summer. Please check back frequently for new posts and updates!


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Wedding Ceremony Music Suggestions

January 9, 2017

Wedding Ceremony Music Suggestions

Below is a list of suggested pieces from Hannah’s repertoire for each part of the ceremony. This is not a comprehensive list, merely a guide from which a couple might go about choosing the music they want to make their ceremony special. See wedding ceremony music for more details about hiring Hannah to play in your wedding.

Prelude: A mixture of Classical and Celtic selections. (10-15 minutes)

Processional Suggestions:

  • Canon in D, Johannes Pachelbel
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, J.S. Bach (also recessional)
  • Prelude in C, Bach
  • Trumpet Voluntary, Jeremiah Clarke (also a lovely recessional)
  • Greensleeves, Trad. English
  • Bridal March from Lohengrin (Here Comes the Bride), R. Wagner
  • Prelude in C, J.S. Bach
  • A Time for Us, From “Romeo and Juliet,” Music by Nino Rota

Recessional Suggestions: 

  • Trumpet Voluntary, Jeremiah Clarke
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desirings, J.S. Bach
  • Wedding March (From “A Midsummer Night’s Dream), F. Mendelssohn
  • Spring, Opus 8, No. 1, Vivaldi
  • Mairi’s Wedding, Traditional Irish
  • The Star of the County Down, Traditional Irish
  • Purple Heather/Princess Nancy—Traditional Irish Jigs
  • Flatwater Fran, Waltz, Trad. Scottish

Unity Candle or Special Music Suggestions:

  • Ave Maria, Schubert
  • A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
  • Be Thou My Vision, Trad. Irish (Recessional or Unity Candle)
  • The Gentle Light that Wakes Me, Phil Cunningham (modern Scottish tune)
  • Moon River, From Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Sunrise, Sunset, Jerry Bock (Fiddler on the Roof)