Tom Donovan, Bagpiper
Celtic and Folk/Classical
Celeste specializes in Irish/Celtic and Folk/Classical music with Vocals and the Bowed Psaltery, (an ethereal harp/violin sound) She is accompanied by Guitar and flute (and rhythm section upon request.)
Her latest appearance for PETE SEEGER’s reception party in Manhattan was a hit!
The Los Angeles Times describes her voice as “a warm and pleasant instrument”…”her distinctive calling card is her skill with the bowed psaltery.”
Celeste also performs background piano and psaltery for an elegant backdrop to your special occasion.
Celeste Ray as a Duo
Celeste Ray with a Band
Irish Story Teller
Alice Kelly is a musician, author and storyteller. Born and raised in Ireland, She brings authentic stories from the Emerald Isle that address not only the contents of Irish culture and geography but the spirit and history of this mysterious and beautiful island, where stone walls, still line roads and grazing sheep still stop traffic and where many traditions, now found in America, were born. Stories are set in the 1970’s and told through real life accounts with musical accompaniment on guitar or badhran (Irish drum). A full power-point presentation throughout the stories shows pictures of the countryside in all its glory. Your guests will leave her session with a heightened sense of the Irish heritage, will be able to hold the badhran and speak a few Irish words (known to many Americans as Gaelic) that she intertwines throughout the story. She has performed for both the East Northport and Elwood school districts with her interactive programs.