The Harper and The Minstrel
are Jay and Abby Michaels
Their unique sound is influenced by Celtic, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Folk Music.
The Harper and The Minstrel specialize in beautiful Ayres and Ballads, but are quite adept at Jigs, Reels & Dances. Their vast repertoire includes unique arrangements of Early Music from the 13th Century Spanish Cantgas de Santa Maria to the music of English Lutenist John Dowland to Ireland's Harper Turlough O'Carolan to their own enchanting compositions and much more!
"You can best judge a musician’s acumen by the way they interpret music, whether that music is familiar to you or obscure...Jay and Abby Michaels’ deft adaptations of songs from Sting to Robert Burns are thrilling, and they reveal the pair to be artists of some skill."
"Sheer uniqueness" -Dirty Linen Magazine
"Gentle, lovely music" -Renaissance Magazine