Upcoming Public Engagements - Celtic Harp music by Jo Morrison


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May 6 all day Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
Howard County Fairgrounds, off Rte. 70
West Friendship, MD
Playing and hanging out at the Common Ground on the Hill tent all day.
Playing at the Pavilion: 12:30pm - 1:20 (with Port Righ)
May 7 all day Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
Howard County Fairgrounds, off Rte. 70
West Friendship, MD
Playing and hanging out at the Common Ground on the Hill tent all day.
Playing at the Pavilion: 12pm - 12:45 (with Port Righ)
May 28 10:45am Playing harp for healing service
St. Paul's UCC Church
Westminster, MD
June 3 all day Deer Creek Festival
Jo will be the Celtic judge at the Deer Creek music competitions
The competitions are not just for fiddles; there are contests for bands, ensembles, and other instruments.
There are great prizes, and the Celtic category is often under-represented.
See the website for rules and competition details.
Carroll Country Farm Museum
Westminster, MD
June 25 - June 30   Common Ground on the Hill Traditions Week 1
Westminster, MD
Teaching workshops and performing.
Classes: Introduction to Celtic Harp -- Runs from 9am - 10:15am each day.
Stress-free Harping
July 2 - 7   Common Ground on the Hill Traditions Week 2
Westminster, MD
Teaching workshops and performing.
Full harp program this week, featuring Therese Honey and Jo Morrison.
July 8 all day Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music and Arts Festival
Carroll County Farm Museum
Westminster, MD
December 17

Date is tentative.
10:45am Celtic Christmas Service
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
17 Bond St.
Westminster, MD
With Port Righ.



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Past Appearances Include:

1998 - 2016 Common Ground on the Hill
Westminster, MD
Taught workshops and performed.
2001 - 2003, 2008 Somerset Folk Harp Festival
Somerset, NJ
Taught workshops and performed.
1999 - 2016 Common Ground on the Hill Festival
Westminster, MD
2002, 2011 Ohio Scottish Arts School
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
2008 - 2011 Meadow Highland Games & Celtic Festival
(Previously Richmond Highland Games) Doswell, VA
Performed With Port Righ.
2005, 2006,
2010, 2014
Celtic Festival and Highland Gathering of Southern Maryland
St. Leonard, MD
Judged the harping competition and performed With Port Righ.
2000 - 2015 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
(with Port Righ)
Howard County Fairgrounds, off Rte. 70
West Friendship, MD
Played and hung out at the Common Ground on the Hill tent.
2006, 2008 Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Concert Series
Chincoteague, VA
With Port Righ.
2005, 2007,
2009, 2014
Ligonier Highland Games
Ligonier, PA
Judging the harping competition and performing.
1998 - 2002 Mount Vernon By Candlelight
Mount Vernon, VA.
2000 - 2003 Maryland Renaissance Festival
Crownsville, MD
(with Port Righ)
1999 - 2001 Potomac Celtic Festival
Morven Park International Equestrian Center
Leesburg, VA
(with Port Righ)
2002, 2003 Jacksonville Highland Games
Jacksonville, VA
Taught workshops, judged harp competitions, and performed with Port Righ.
2010, 2011 St. John's Church
Hampstead, MD
Providing music for the service.
With Port Righ.
2001, 2002 Frederick Celtic Festival
(with Port Righ)
Beatty-Cramer House
Frederick, MD
2007 - 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 Annual concert for the Washington
Area Folk Harp Society
1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005 Benefit concert for the Washington
Area Folk Harp Society
2005, 2006 Christ Church Concert Series
Christ Church
La Plata, MD
2007 - 2015 Carroll County Farmer's Market
Westminster, MD
2004, 2005, 2007 A Greater Gift (formerly SERRV International)
New Windsor, MD
(with Port Righ)
1998 - 2003 Brunch in the Commons Restaurant
Smithsonian Institution's Castle, Washington, DC
various dates
1998 - 2015 Strathmore Hall
Rockville, MD. Afternoon tea.
various dates
2004, 2005
2006
Wine Down Friday
wine tasting
Elk Run Vineyard
Mt. Airy, MD
various dates
1998 - 2002 Borders
various locations
1998, 1999 The Reader's Cafe
Hanover, PA.
February, 2014 Burns Supper at the Bruce House Inn
Cumberland, MD
With Port Righ.
November, 2012 Taught workshops at the Washington Area Folk Harp Society's Annual Getaway
Gettysburg, PA
September, 2012 Adams County Heritage Festival
Gettysburg, PA
With Port Righ.
August, 2012 Workshops at Dusty Strings
Seattle, WA
May 2012 Minnesota Scottish Fair
Dakota County Fairgrounds
Farmington, MN
Judged the harp competition.
July, 2011
and 2012
Taught and judged at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
Grandfather Mountain
Linville, NC
June, 2011 Judged at the the Ohio Scottish Games
Wellington, OH
August, 2011 House concert at the Bruce House Inn
Cumberland, MD
With Port Righ.
May, 2010 Concert and workshop at James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Church
Madison, WI
With Port Righ.
May, 2010 Concert at Spring Creek UCC (co-sponsored by Charlotte's Web)
Rockford, IL
With Port Righ.
May, 2010 Harp workshop
Galleria Evangelia
Columbus, OH
April, 2010 Concert at Springfield Presbyterian Church
Sykesville, MD
With Port Righ.
February, 2010 A Celtic Valentine Concert
Emmanuel UCC Church
Hanover, PA
With Port Righ.
February, 2009 Concert at Allegany Art Council
Cumberland, MD
With Port Righ.
February, 2009
January, 2010
Evensong Concert Series
Church of the Ascension
Westminster, MD
With Port Righ.
Spring, 2008 Harpa '08 Tour
Norway
March, 2008 Flights of Fantasy CD release concert and multimedia presentation
McDaniel College
Westminster, MD
February, 2008 Burns Supper of the Frederick St. Andrew's Society
Frederick, MD
January, 2008 Burns Supper at Southwest Virginia Community College
Richlands, VA
December, 2005, 2007 Concert at the Library of Congress
Washington, DC
Sponsored by the Scots Gaelic Language Table.
with Port Righ
October, 2007 Stone Mountain Highland Games
Judging the National Scottish Harp Championship of America
Atlanta, GA
July, 2007 "From the Misty Isles" Art Show Opening Reception
Carroll Arts Center
Westminster, MD
April, 2007 CD Release Concert for Port Righ's Na Bi Gòrach
Carroll Arts Center
Westminster, MD
March, 2007 Concert at St. John's Broad Creek Episcopal Church
Fort Washington, MD
With Port Righ.
December, 2006, 2007 Christmas Eve service
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
Westminster, MD
With Port Righ.
November, 2006 Art Opening Reception for Christina Collins-Smith and Barbara Neel
Carroll County Arts Council Gallery
Westminster, MD
February, 2006 Cabin Fever Concert Series
The Bottling Works Romney, WV
(with Port Righ)
November, 2005 Ceilidh House Concert and Harp Workshop
Newcastle, Maine
with Port Righ
November, 2005 Workshop for the Nashoba Valley Harp Circle
Littleton, Massachusetts
November, 2005 Music for Robin house concert
Lexington, Massachusetts
with Port Righ
September, 2005 WestSide Cafe
1A W. 2nd Street
Frederick, MD
301-418-6886
with Port Righ
June, 2005 Martha Washington's 274th Birthday Reception
Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, VA.
with Port Righ.
April, 2005 Opening the "Music from the Isles" Concert
Carroll Arts Center
West Main St.
Westminster, MD
(With Port Righ.)
April, 2005 Loch Norman Highland Games
Giving a workshop, judging a competition, and playing at the ceilidh.
October, 2004 Chesapeake Celtic Festival
(With Port Righ.)
Furnacetown Living History Museum
Furnacetown, MD
June, 2004 Colonial Tavern -- Home to the Irish Brigade
(With Port Righ.)
Fredericksburg, VA
May, 2004 Workshop and concert
All Souls' Cathedral
Asheville, NC
December, 2003 Concert at The Lyceum -- Alexandria's History Museum
(with Port Righ)
Alexandria, VA
June, 2003 Suas leis a Ghaidhlig seminar at the Smithsonian Institution.
Provided music for the seminar, with with Port Righ
S. Dillon Ripley Center
Washington, DC
June, 2003 Celebrated the docking of the Jeanie Johnston at the Broadway Pier
(with Port Righ)
Market Square
Fells Point, Baltimore, MD
March, 2003; June, 2004
March, 2006
Concert at Erickson Conference Center     (with Port Righ)
Catonsville, MD
January, 2003 Concert at Glenview Mansion
Jo performed with harpers Sue Richards and Sharon Knowles
Rockville, MD
September, 2002 Piney Run Festival (with Port Righ)
Piney Run Resource Center
Sykesville, MD
June, 2002 Irish Moon Coffee House (with Port Righ)
Taneytown, MD
May, 2002 Opening reception of Inspioraid
A Block Print Exhibition by artist Mara
(Performing solo and with Port Righ)
Anam Cara
Beara, Ireland
April, 2002 The Brickskeller          (with Port Righ)
Washington, DC
Scottish Beer Tasting:
Appeared with brewer Bruce Williams of the Heather Ale Brewery in a program featuring Scottish beer and Scottish music.
September, 2001 Alexandria Scottish Heritage Festival
Alexandria, VA
(with Port Righ)
February, 2001 Concert with (opening for) Robin Huw Bowen
A Music For Robin concert
Lexington, MA.
May, 2000 A Celebration of the Celtic Harp
Jo Morrison, Sue Richards, Heather Yule, and Castlebay gave a two-hour concert.
The Mainstay
Rock Hall, MD
January, 2000 Folklore Society of Greater Washington's Mini-Fest Evening Concert
January, 2000 St. Andrew's Society of Baltimore's
Burns Nicht Supper
Maryland Club
September, 1999 Concert, with several guest musicians
Westminster, MD
September, 1999 VIP Reception for the Wildlife Art Festival at the National Zoo
Washington, DC
April, 1999 National Tartan Day
played at the U.S. Capitol




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