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Saturday, May 4th
2:00 pm (Doors open at 1:30 pm)



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The Shepherd Center
34 Center Street (William Street Entrance)
Fairhaven, MA 02719



Celebrate the merry month of May with The Harper and The Minstrel!
Enjoy a wide variety of music spanning hundreds of years including traditional May songs, traditional contemporary music from Ireland and Scotland, Medieval and Renaissance tunes, unique acoustic arrangements of some Classic Rock songs, and original music by Jay and Abby!

About the Artists

Jay and Abby Michaels are a husband and wife musical duo The Harper and The Minstrel. They have performed throughout this country for the past 22 years. 

Jay Michaels is known as The Harper. He has several Historical Harps designed after early Renaissance instruments, wire-strung Irish Harps, and the more contemporary Electric Harp. In addition to Harps, he is adept at the Viola da Gamba, Rebec, Dulcimer, and Baroque and Classical Guitars. Jay currently serves as President of The Historical Harp Society in the States. He is also a member of The Historical Harp Society of Ireland, Early Music America, and The Viola da Gamba Society. His music has appeared in Television Programs and Independent Films.

Abby Michaels is the Minstrel in this dynamic duo. She is also a mulit-instrumantalist who plays Flutes, Recorders, Pennywhistles, the Aulos (divergernt flute), Bowed Psaltery, Guitar, Harp and Hammered Dulicmer. Her lovely voice partnered with Jay’s baritone creates spellbinding harmonies.

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