This duo specializes in beautiful Aires and Ballads and unique arrangements of Traditional and Early Music from 13th Century Spanish Cantgas de Santa Maria to the music of English Lutenist John Dowland to Ireland's Turlough O'Carolan.
For the past decade The Harper and The Minstrel have brought their music to many venues in America including Folk, Renaissance, Medieval, and Celtic Festivals, Coffee Houses, Libraries, Schools, Senior Residences and Farmers Markets.
The Harper and The Minstrel are featured Entertainers at Florida's Annual Fort Myers Medieval Festival, The Hoggetowne Medieval Faire and The Florida Renaissance Festival.
They have performed at The ICONS Irish Festival, The Boston Green Fest, The Dundee NY Scottish Festival, The Sterling Renaissance Festival, The Great Lakes Medieval Faire, The Soule Homestead Folk Festival, The Taunton River Folk Festival, The Connecticut Renaissance Faire, King Richard's Faire, The Beal House at The South Shore Folk Music Club, The Phoenix Faerie Festival, The Southern California Pleasure Faire, The Boston Spring Flower Show and at many other events.
Jay and Abby Michaels are members of
Early Music America
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Click on the CD cover to preview & purchase WYNTER WAKENETH The latest CD from The Harper and The Minstrel featuring Wynter Music from Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque times. The Album is also available for digital download on iTunes by CLICKING HERE
"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