«The Four 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, creative staging by Ian Good and accompanied by Magnus Giljam on piano.
The performance will start at 7:00pm and tickets are £20.00.
«The Four 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 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, Archer Street, Soho and Above the Stag Theatre. It is now all steam ahead with recording sessions and a potential UK and Irish tour.
In addition to Ryan, «The Four Harps» consists of 27-year old Conor O’Kane from Derry; 24-year old Kevin Fagan from Dublin and 27-year old Fergal O’Hanlon from Galway. 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 Four Harps» have created. 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 Four Harps». Fergal is the newest member of the team. He trained in Ireland and has appeared in various film and stage productions, including work in the USA.
Ryan is confident «The Four 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 these Celtic Charmers intend to tour their shows internationally.
Show: An Evening with The Four Harps
Date: Monday 4th November 2019
Venue: The Crazy Coqs – Live at Zedel
20 Sherwood Street
London W1F 7ED
Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus
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