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Harpist Martha Gallagher to perform

Martha Gallagher

Martha Gallagher

— Martha Gallagher will perform her one-woman show, The Wonders of This World, as part of the Essex Community Concert Series at The Essex Community Church, 2743 NYS Rt. 22, on Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will go to support the Essex Community Concert Series. Admission is a $10 donation.

Gallagher, an acclaimed singer and songwriter affectionately known in the region as “The Adirondack Harper,” adds the unusual twist in that her instrument of choice is the harp. She dispels the stereotypical image of the harp, playing her original songs that range from wailing blues to Latin grooves, from touches of Celtic to Classical inspirations, and from Swingin’ Jazz to richly varied contemporary Americana/folk/roots. With the comfort of a natural-born storyteller and actress, she weaves together the array of musical, poetic and theatrical elements, creating a one-woman show full of insights, inspirations, humor, warmth and joy.

Gallagher’s most current CD, The Water is Wide, was created as a benefit in 2011 for Irene flood relief in the Adirondacks, raising over 14,000. When not on tour, Gallagher resides in the Adirondack region of northeastern upstate NY.

For more information email adkharper@adkharper.com.

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