Our guests this year are Sue Richards and Abbie Palmer. Bios for them are given below.
More information coming soon!
Covid information - Shepherd's Spring's would prefer that attendees wear
masks while inside the conference building, except whilst eating or drinking.
However, it is not required.
Sue Richards is a traditional Celtic harper; she studied classical harp as a teen at Oberlin College and then Ohio State University.
When she discovered Celtic harps, she immediately abandoned the pedal harp and turned to the Irish and Scottish music of her heritage, winning the American National Scottish Harp Championship four times.
Until 2021, she taught at and ran the harp program at the Ohio Scottish Arts School. She has performed for President Clinton and Queen Elizabeth, has sat in with the Chieftains Irish Band, played accompaniment for Jean Redpath on the Prairie Home Companion, and has toured with the Harpa Ensemble in Norway and Scotland. Currently Sue performs and composes with Ensemble Galilei in multi-media concerts sponsored by the National Geographic Society and the Metropolitan Museum of Art photography collection.
Currently EG is touring a concert of music and poetry themed around wounded warriors, "Between War and Here," using Irish and Scottish and original music. She has three solo recordings on the Maggies Music label, and three books of arrangements of Celtic music for harp. She also has published a book of her own compositions, "Morning to Midnight."
Recently Sue has teamed with guitarist Robin Bullock and they have just released their CD, "Highland Ramble." Currently Sue teaches in Asheville, NC.
More information on Sue is on her website:
More information on Abbie is on her website: www.abbiepalmer.com.