Ontario Harp duo Acacia Lyra, live music appearances

This Celtic Harp duo enjoys performing for audiences of all sizes, from music festivals to private concerts.

The following are public performances; if you are interested in booking our duo for your private event, do send an e-mail to duo@acacialyra.com.

Live music appearances 2014

December 22, 2014
Solstice Song, A Celtic Christmas
St. Bartholomew's Church

September 5
Concert, Gaia Java Café

August 7
Fundraising House Concert for Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio, hosted by Alex Beraskow and Bill Caswell

May 4
Shamrock Tea, Concert, Residence of the Ambassador of Ireland

May 3
"Bring on Spring" Concert, Juno-nominated P.E.I. Singer Teresa Doyle and Ottawa Celtic Harp Duo Acacia Lyra came together for an evening of unique and colourful musical travels around the world, Westboro Masonic Hall

Live music appearances 2013

October 5
Concert, Northern Lights Harp Fest

March 21
Harpers in the Hall: Irish Myths from Beneath the Hollow Hills with Ottawa Storytellers Gail Anglin, Daniel Kletke and Nicole Lavigne
National Arts Centre, Fourth Stage

March 14
A Celebration of the Rideau Canal Workers
St.Brigid's Centre for the Arts

March 9
A Celebration of St. Patrick
Our Lady of Fatima Church

Live music appearances 2012

December 18
Solstice Song - A Celtic Christmas
Church of St. Bartholomew

December 5
Celtic Christmas Concert
Our Lady of the Annunciation Church
Gatineau (Hull)

November 3
Circle of Friends Harp Concert
Kick-off concert for the Northern Lights Harp Fest 2013
Acacia Lyra was in very good company in this performance with Lucille Brais Hildesheim, Gordon Johnston and Zephyr Harp Duo.

Live music appearances 2011

December 15
500 Years of Christmas
National Arts Centre
Fourth Stage

December 3
Acacia Lyra CD Release Concert
National Arts Centre
Fourth Stage

November 30
Celtic Christmas Concert
Our Lady of the Annunciation Church
Gatineau, Quebec

November 19
Community Bible Church

March 26

Spring is Sprung! Concert
Réserve Ecologique Forêt-la-Blanche
Mayo, Quebec

March 3
Girls Night Out
Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre

Live music appearances 2010

November 27
Acacia Lyra CD Release Concert
NAC Fourth Stage

October 31
Workshop: 1+1=DUO
followed by Acacia Lyra concert
Sponsored by Harpissimo Quebec
Beloeil, Quebec

October 23
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
Carleton Place, Ontario

August 20
House Concert
Irish Society, Ottawa

June 12
All Saints Anglican Church
Westboro, Ottawa

May 23
Museum of Nature Grand Re-Opening

May 9
Ar n-Oran Concert
A Concert of Fine Celtic Performing Arts
Bells Corners United Church, Ottawa

May 1
The Yellow Door

April 10
Free Times Cafe

March 16
An Evening of Harps and Irish Ballads
Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts

January 31
Music in the Galleries/Musique au Musee
National Gallery of Canada

Celtic harp musicians Acacia Lyra at NAC's Fourth Stage

Acacia Lyra at the NAC's Fourth Stage.
Photo: Lois Siegel.


Harp musicians Susan and Janine with Mary O'Hara

Susan and Janine with Mary O'Hara during her visit to the Northern Lights Harp Fest, October 2009.

Live music appearances 2009

November 29
Musical Travels Concert
Rendezvous Rupert

October 2
Concert, Northern Lights Harp Fest

October 4
Harp Workshop “How Do You Duo?”
Northern Lights Harp Fest

August 15
Westport Music Festival
Westport, Ontario

August 8
Lumière Festival
New Edinburgh, Ottawa

July 11
Celtfest Magick Saturday
Almonte, Ontario

May 2
The Warm Breath of Spring, a benefit concert in support of the Réserve écologique of the La Blanche Forest.

March 10
A Festival of Irish Music
National Library of Canada Auditorium

Live music appearances 2008

November 28
"Hint of Winter Concert" at the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage.
We had another capacity audience at this Yuletide concert, and had great fun performing with guest artists Greg T. Brown, fiddle, Duncan Gillis, pipes and bodhran, Bill Locke, bass guitar and Sheila White, flutes.

October 18
Guest performers at a Ceili of the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann

August 22
Concert at the Branch Restaurant
Old Town, Kemptville

May 29
Benefit performance for the DIVA Foundation Gala
National Arts Centre

May 2
Concert at McGill University, Montreal
Child Welfare League of Canada

March 14
Guest performers at The Parkdale Gallery

February 16
The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa
Hispania! Hispanic Songs across the Ages and Continents. A concert to warm up mid-winter. Spanish classical art song and haunting Sephardic Jewish music, as well as traditional and contemporary Latin American tunes.
Performers: Janine and Susan, harps and vocals, Sylvia Larrass, mezzo-soprano, Ed Honeywell, classical guitar and Erica Smith, piano.

January 26
Concert at All Saints Anglican Church
A musical Odyssey with Celtic, French Canadian and South American music. Donations to benefit the Carlington Chaplaincy.

Live music appearances 2007

December 1, 2007 - Christmas Concert
Centre Forestier du Lac La Blanche
Mayo, Quebec

November 18, 2007
House Concert - Hispanic Song through the Ages, with Sylvia Larrass, mezzo soprano

October 18, 2007
National Arts Centre Fourth Stage
We had a full house for our CD Release Concert at the NAC's Fourth Stage. Janine and Susan (harps, vocals, guitars) were joined by guest musicians Sheila White, flutes, Bobby Lalonde, bass and fiddle, Bill Locke, bass guitar, and Duncan Gillis, pipes and bodhran.

To purchase a copy of our harp music CDs, please visit the CD page.