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Harpist  
Moira Greyland
Murrieta, California 92563
United States
Metro Areas:
  • Los Angeles
  • Riverside County
  • Inland Empire
  • San Diego
Available to Perform in:
  • All States
Booking and Information
Telephone: (951) 252-4145
Email: moirastern@msn.com
Website: www.moirastern.com
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Genres:

  • Classical

  • Celtic

  • Contemporary

Categories:

  • Harpist

  • Singer

  • Entertainer

  • Songwriter

  • Composer

  • Arranger

Harps:

  • Pedal Harp (47 string gold Salvi)

  • Irish Harps: 40 string, 38 string and 34 string.

Local Travel: 1000 miles
International Gigs: Yes

Performing Since:

1990

Description:  

A harp at your special event will provide the perfect touch. Moira Stern plays gorgeous, unobtrusive harp solos on an exquisite golden harp, and sings popular and Irish tunes while your guests enjoy themselves. You can relax and enjoy yourself, knowing you have impressed everyone with your excellent taste.

   

If you are arranging a music festival, Moira Stern will make a stunning addition to your lineup: she will play a rollicking set of Irish or Scottish music and traditional songs in authentic Celtic style on a beautiful Irish harp. Her album is a proven seller, and her mailing list will help fill your hall.

Biography:

Moira Stern sings and accompanies herself on the pedal harp. She sings in French, Italian, German, Latin, Spanish, Scottish and Irish Gaelic, and numerous native dialects. An award-winning Gaelic singer with a nearly five octave range, she specializes in the folk songs of Britain and Ireland.

When she was four, her mother noticed that Moira had perfect pitch, and could sing back any tune on the first hearing, whether an aria or a Gaelic folksong. She began memorizing folksongs at the age of six, and had amassed an enormous repertoire by her teens. From records and books, she taught herself to sing in Gaelic, and developed a passion for the harp. She played the harp in restaurants professionally for ten years.

Moira started memorizing operas in all languages at the age of ten, with Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte.” She began formal vocal training at the unusually early age of fourteen. She joined the Renaissance Faire at the age of nine. She sang and played the harp, led hundreds of parades, and directed Shakespeare plays and Irish dance shows.

She earned a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the University of Redlands, and did postgraduate work in Reno, Nevada. While in Reno, she taught both harp and singing, and directed the Celtic Youth Chorus.

Many singers have studied another instrument, but very few singers accompany themselves on the concert harp; fewer still would even attempt to sing opera while doing so. As a result, Moira’s talents have been in constant demand ever since she became a professional performer.

Moira has worked with award-winning vocal coach James Meredith, international opera star Olivia Stapp, Marjorie Call, harpist and wife of harp composer Carlos Salzedo, and Margie Butler, renowned harpist and singer from Golden Bough.

Repertoire Sample:

  • All I Ask Of You/Phantom - Sarah Brightman
  • Ave Maria (harp or karaoke) - Bach or Schubert Bach/Grandjany
  • Etude no.1(Harp solo) - Marcel Grandjany
  • Bridal March (harp solo) - Richard Wagner
  • Canon In D (harp solo) - Johann Pachelbel
  • Clair De Lune (harp solo) - Claude Debussy
  • Danny Boy (harp or karaoke) - Traditional Irish
  • Greensleeves (harp or karaoke) - Traditional English
  • Gymnopedies I-II-III (harp solo) - Erik Satie
  • Memory (harp or karaoke) - Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Music Of The Night (harp or karaoke) - Michael Crawford
  • My Heart Will Go On (harp or karaoke) - Celine Dion
  • Nessun Dorma (opera with karaoke) - Puccini
  • O mio babbino caro (opera with karaoke) - Puccini
  • Pavane/Belle qui tiens ma vie (harp solo) - Thoinot Arbeau
  • Prelude no.1 in C (harp solo) - Bach
  • Quando Me'n Vo (opera with karaoke) - Puccini
  • Schoene Errinerung (harp solo) - Adam Hahn
  • She Moved Through The Fair (a capella vocal solo) - Traditional Irish
  • Song in the Night (harp solo) - Carlos Salzedo
  • Summertime (opera with karaoke) - George Gershwin
  • The Little Fountain (harp solo) - Samuel Milligan
  • Think Of Me (harp or opera with karaoke) - Sarah Brightman
  • Trumpet Voluntary (harp solo) - Henry Purcell
  • Un Bel Di (opera with karaoke) - Puccini
  • Vissi D'Arte (opera with karaoke) - Puccini
  • Wedding March (harp solo) - Mendelssohn
  • Who Wants to Live Forever? (opera with karaoke) - Freddy Mercury
Listen to Audio Samples:

 

 
Guinevere's Song
The Pretty Girl Milking a Cow
Rhotesay Bay
Brochan Lom
The Bonny Boy
The Spinning Wheel
She Moved Through The Fair
Birnie Bouzle
Danny Boy
Desired Events:
  • Anniversary
  • Awards Night
  • Bachelor Party
  • Bachelorette Party
  • Banquet
  • Birthday
  • Casino
  • Christening
  • Christmas Party
  • Church
  • Club
  • Coffee Shop
  • Community Event
  • Convention
  • Corporate Function
  • Country Club
  • Cruise Ship
  • Dinner Dance
  • Featured Performer
  • Festival
  • Fund Raiser
  • Funeral
  • Graduation Party
  • Grand Opening
  • Hotel
  • Movie Soundtrack
  • Picnic
  • Private Party
  • Prom
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Resort
  • Restaurant
  • Reunion
  • Shower
  • Ski Lodge
  • Studio Session
  • Temple
  • TV Soundtrack
  • Wedding
  • Other - Featured Performer
 Price Range:

$500.00 - $4,500.00 per Event.

 Price Details:
  • Weddings 500.00 (Includes ceremony music and 1 hr. of reception at the same site. Each additional hour is 100.00, and moving the harp to a new location is 100.00

  • Receptions are 500.00 for the first two hours. Each additional hour is 100.00.

  • Concerts are 500.00 to 4500.00 depending on travel; call for price.

Visit my Website:

www.moirastern.com

 

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Reviews

“Moira has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard”

—Marion Zimmer Bradley, author; The Mists of Avalon


“I think your voice is better than Beverly Sills. The album is rollicking fun, absolutely bang-up!”

—James Meredith, award-winning opera coach


“Well done!”

—Mary O’Hara, legendary Irish recording artist


This album touched something very deep in me.

—Mimi Lucas

“She’s a star!”

—Katharine DeBoer, Ph.D, Vocal Chair, UNR


“She made the show!”

—Adam Winkle, from “Cats” on Broadway


“Outstanding!”

—Redlands Daily Facts

“People were still buying the albums and talking about Anthem For America the next day. It was wonderful!

—Beverly Colgan, principal harpist, Reno Philharmonic


“Your CD arrived today. I played it immediately and it is quite beautiful. I love the choice of songs and the clarity of your voice - not to mention the fine harp playing. The instrumental piece - Lament - is lovely and very haunting. You are truly a maker of beautiful music. I'll be playing it constantly for the next few days”

—Playwright John Misto

“I was struck by the depth of expression. You have a lovely voice and accompany yourself beautifully.”

—David Bugli, conductor, Carson City Symphony


“Gutwrenching!”

—Robert S.

“You made me cry. It’s gorgeous.”

— David L.

Audio Samples
Guinevere's Song
The Pretty Girl Milking a Cow
Rhotesay Bay
Brochan Lom
The Bonny Boy
The Spinning Wheel
She Moved Through The Fair
Birnie Bouzle
Danny Boy
RECORDINGS
Avalon's Daughter