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On Friday 17th May, Above the Stage Theatre will be presenting a taste of Ireland, when an exciting new four-piece male vocal harmony group, The Harps, perform the World Premiere of their new show.

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The Harps fuse Celtic classics with modern pop and folk. Their programme is inspired by traditional Irish music that has been mixed and merged with more modern music from Irish artists such as U2, Van Morrison and Snow Patrol.

The programme also includes work from other artists including Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and even songs from The Greatest Showman, all given an Irish twist. Musical arrangements are by Toby Nelms with creative staging by Ian Good.

The hour long performance will start at 10.00pm and tickets are only £12.00.

The Harps is the creation of 30-year old Ryan Lynch, who hails from Strabane, Tyrone. Having
trained at Northumbria University and Associated Studios London, Ryan appeared in several productions including new musicals such as Bathhouse the Musical and The Clockmaker’s Daughter. Most recently he toured the world with a major cruise line playing leading roles in popular musicals including Tony in West Side Story. Fiercely proud of his roots, he has always loved Irish music and in 2017 developed a solo show singing some of his favourite songs. The response was so positive that he decided the way forward was to further develop the idea and form a four-piece male harmony group. With a busy work schedule it wasn’t until earlier this year that he was able to bring together the right-line up and the boys have already performed at the Kinky Kaberet, The Phoenix Arts Club and Archer Street, Soho. It is now all steam ahead with recording sessions and a potential UK tour.

In addition to Ryan, The Harps consists of 27-year old Conor O’Kane from Derry; Kian Zomorodian, 24, from Belfast and 24-year old Kevin Fagan from Dublin. Conor is a graduate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and has worked extensively as an actor-musician. Coming from a family of seisiún musicians and singers, he is particularly delighted to share the trad-pop fusion that The Harps have created. Kian trained at the London College of Music and has worked internationally and appeared in many concerts throughout Ireland. Kevin has worked as a performer since childhood as a cabaret host and singer and actor. He is proud of his Celtic background and thrilled to be a string of The Harps.

Ryan is confident The Harps and their programme of music, which includes «The Irish Rover», «Danny Boy», «You Raise Me Up» and «With or Without You», will have a wide appeal. It is their aim to introduce the beauty of Celtic music and voices to the world and The Harps intend to tour their shows internationally.

Be one of the first to see this talented new group as they embark on their emerald journey.

Listing // The Harps

Show: The Harps
Date: Friday 17 May 2019
Time: 22:00
Venue: Above the Stag Theatre 72 Albert Embankment, Lambeth London SE1 7TP UK
Tickets: £12.00
Nearest tube: Vauxhall

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