San Luis Obispo Folk Music Society


'Winter Gift
will be the last concert I booked for SLOfolks

Hope to see all our SLOfolks Friends for our Holiday Concert.


Winter gift musicians

Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynn and Aryeh Frankfurter performing for SLOfolks
December 13 at Castoro Cellars


An Introduction To SLOFolks

SLOFolks, a non profit organization, brings you live music from Appalachia to Mali, a diversity reflecting the cultural history and expression of the people's music played on a variety of instruments.
You will hear sea shanties, ballads, work songs, gypsy music, West African Kora, Celtic. Bluegrass as well as French Musettes and Brazilian instrumentalists.

"You know what music is? God's little reminder that there's something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connections between all living beings, everywhere, even the stars."  Robin Williams

"Let this be my epitaph:
The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music"

Kurt Vonnegut

"I know what music is and what music does to that next person.
I know that music unites people. Music gives hope and
Music is a way of life.  That I know"

Oliver Mutkudzi

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“A Winter Gift” with Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter


Holiday concert 2014


Castoro Cellars, Saturday, December 13, 7:30 PM   $22

Celtic legends, along with Irish and English literature woven together with beloved and rare pieces of holiday music. 
You will hear Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter perform on three Celtic harps including the rare wire strung harp. Nyckelharpa, mandolin, fiddle, bandura, guitar and Bodhran are woven through stories of wit, humor and enchantment. 
“A Winter Gift” is a concert that celebrates the central message of the Season. Hope. Hope for something wondrous.   Hope for a light in the darkness.



When  Patrick Ball was asked:
"What do you think the audience most enjoys about this performance? "

Patrick answered;  "Most people have never experienced our type of performance. Of course, they've attended music concerts, theatrical presentations and movies. But our concert has an intimacy and a directness that surprises and delights the audience. It's dramatic and funny and full of marvelous music. But, it's essentially one heart speaking to another.–Ee7Xl8OUo

Published on Feb 13, 2014

"A Winter Gift" with Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter
Joyous pieces of Holiday music woven into seasonal Celtic legends and beloved English and Irish stories of winter. A concert that celebrates the central message of Christmas. Hope. Hope for something wondrous. Hope for a light in the darkness.

Patrick Ball – Celtic Harp, Spoken Word
Lisa Lynne – Celtic Harp, Irish Bouzouki, Mandolin
Aryeh Frankfurter – Celtic Harp, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Cittern

Filmed live at the legendary Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, CA on December 19, 2013.
Video filming and editing by Sam Pelgrift and LIndsey Rallo.,


Patrick Ball is an American master of the Irish harp and a captivating spoken word artist. He has recorded nine instrumental and three spoken word albums which have sold well over a half million copies internationally, winning national awards in both the music and spoken word categories. Patrick’s critically acclaimed concerts and solo theatrical productions have toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and the UK, and have been awarded grants by the California Arts Council and the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Association.


Lisa Lynne is a multi-instrumentalist and performer who has gained worldwide recognition for her original music featuring her Celtic Harp. She is widely acclaimed for composing memorable and heartwarming melodies on the Windham Hill/Sony music labels that have repeatedly placed in the Top 10 & Top 20 on the Billboard New age music charts. Lisa tours year round performing at large US festivals and performing art centers. Her work in Therapeutic music has gained recognition from NBC, CNN, Fox News Atlanta and numerous newspaper and magazine articles including Wall Street Journal. Lisa's music is heard throughout the award winning PBS special "Alone in the Wilderness," amongst many other soundtracks for commercial television and independent films. Lisa was recently named one of 50 Most Inspiring Women by LA Magazine.

Aryeh Frankfurter is also a renowned Celtic harper and world traveling multi- instrumentalist who went from virtuosic progressive rock violin to intricate Swedish folk and Celtic Music. He began with Classical violin at the age of three, his early studies and successes led him to explore various ethnic and international musical genres. Aryeh taught himself to play a variety of instruments bowed and plucked and most recently the rarely seen Swedish Nyckelharpa. His uncommon approach to the Celtic harp and folk harp repertoire, his numerous critically and commercially successful albums have
earned him credit as a musician, recording and performance artist of extraordinary talents and abilities.






































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