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Michael O’Leary and Carol McIntyre  Website Harp & Bard
8-8:45 & 9-9:45

Michael O’Leary and Carol McIntyre photo

The ‘January Man’ is coming and we’re so glad to be back to celebrate New Year’s in Rockport! Please join us as we send out the old year and bring in the new with a selection of traditional songs and tunes from the Celtic countries. Michael is a singer of traditional and contemporary songs and ballads from Ireland, Scotland, England and America. A native of South Dakota who has soaked up songs and the sea air of Cape Ann for the past thirty years, he has performed at the Rockport Celtic Festival, Boston Celtic Music Festival, Irish Connections Festival and New England Folk Festival and hosts Celtic music sunset sails on schooner Ardelle in the summer months.

Carol performs on Celtic harp in many musical settings around the North Shore, including orchestras, ensembles, church services and public and private events. She received her BA in Music from Stanford University, where she studied Classical music on the pedal harp. Since then she has been drawn more to folk and Celtic music, which she plays on the lever harp. She has been a member of the New England Irish Harp Orchestra, a teacher at the Comhaltas Irish Music School in Boston, and a past winner of the Scottish Harp competition at the New Hamphsire Highland Games. She teaches private harp lessons at her home studio in Ipswich, MA.