By Margot Thomas
AMERICAN HARPIST Jan Bishop will be a central feature in a concert of “Music From the British Isles” that will take you down memory lane this weekend.
She will be supported byseven local musicians, Daniel Galvez, David Montero, Lorenzo Olivero, Eylin Rocha, Johana Rodriguez, Manuel Ruiz, and Susan Samudio) performing folk music and familiar tunes from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The presentations will supplemented with vocal support. Expats brought up in Ireland or Wales will certainly remember harp based ditties like The Harp that once Through Tara’s halls and Dafydd y Gareg Wen (David of the White Rock.)
Jan has lived most of her life in Ohio. She and her husband have had a home in Panama since 2009.
Since 1968 Jan has been principal harpist with the Lima Symphony Orchestra in Lima, Ohio and has soloed with the symphony on several occasions. She performs on a free-lance basis in the Findlay and Lima areas, teaches Suzuki harp and has an adjunct in harp instruction at the University of Findlay. She has been a member of two harp trios and An active board member of the American Harp Society and recently became one of the youngest people o receive the society’s Lifetime Achievement., award.
The concert is at St Luke´s Cathedral´s office, Calle Gorgas, Ancon at 3 pm on Sunday August 21.
The donation is $10, For tickets call 262 1280/6650 5252, or you can pay at the door.