Rebecca Blair 

Rebecca Blair – Clarinet, Celtic Harp


Rebecca's career as a musician and teacher has been both rich and varied. Her musical studies began in the classical realm with the clarinet, culminating in 1996 when she graduated with a master’s degree in performance and musicology from the University of Victoria.

Since then, she has focused her interest on Celtic music and improvisation on the harp, attending many Celtic harp workshops all over North America and Ireland, where she studied with such notables as Kim Robertson and Sharlene Wallace.

Rebecca's approach to playing and teaching the harp draws on her classical background and combines it with her passion for Celtic music. Her teaching philosophy focuses on balancing disciplined technique with improvisation and creativity.

Rebecca has offered workshops through Early Music Vancouver and the De Danaan School of Irish Dance, and she  holds regular harp workshops at Place des Arts in Coquitlam which attracts people from all over the province. She is active in the Vancouver folk music scene, performing around the Lower Mainland as both a soloist and with groups such as the Maenads and Triskelion.

Rebecca works as a freelance musician, playing at many special events; her audiences have included the President of Ireland and the International Bar Association. She has also applied her skills as a studio musician and has been featured on CD's such as the Maenads and Orra Chan by Teresa Doyle. Rebecca keeps a busy schedule of teaching and performing, as well as studying Irish dance. 

Phone #  604 874-1733

and E-Mail :           "rlblair@telus.net" <rlblair@telus.net>

Visit her website which in "Under Construction" at     www.dancingharp.com  

Or at the School: 

Contact Prussian Music at   604-736-3036  3607 West Broadway 

Vancouver, BC V6R 2B8

Summer:  Teaching Tuesday

Fall:  Teaching Tuesday

Minimum age: 10 (unless students have at least two years of piano background and can read treble and bass clef)


Triskellion:

Rebecca Blair ,Michelle Carlisle, and Rosie Carver  take you on a mystical trip through the Celtic Isles - Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, with jigs, reels, laments and ballads. To add a special touch for other occasions, our trio also offers light classical music.  We perform for concerts as well as weddings, corporate events, parties, and other special occasions.  Be it on stage or in the background, our music is enchanting. Like the three-sided Celtic knot called the “Triskellion”, this group features three ladies; classic and elegant.http://www.michellecarlisle.ca/performance/triskellion.html

The Maenads

 Another of her groups; "The Maenads" with Linda Bull,  and Norah Rendell , who studied,  obtaining an MA in Irish Traditional Music at The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. But she is in Ireland at the moment. "Ireland’s Munster Express wrote that Norah & Brian's  music “brings sunlight into your heart and set your feet a dancing.”"


 © KenChristie 2014