Life with Cordeline & her sisters


Attempting to make a joyful noise

And right now I question the joyfulness of my harp playing! But I am having fun learning this new instrument and hopefully someday I will be able to say, "Now that's what joyful is!"

I began playing harp in 2011 on a Lyon & Healy Folk Harp that we purchased from our dear friend Katie (who departed this world much too early -- RIP). After hauling the heavy harp to various venues, I chose to look for something lighter -- welcome to Cordeline ("Cordes de Lynn"), a Camac Ulysse (carbon fiber + spruce soundboard; 17 lbs). Not bad for transport until I add the very well-padded case. I am super happy wth Cordeline and we are working together toward that joyful sound. Cordeline has two siblings: the original L&H Folk Harp (lovingly called Katie, after her original owner) and a Stoney End Brittany-22. A girl can never have too many harps!


EXTRA! I was called to deliver a sermon for a friend recently at Desert Palms Presbyterian Church in Sun City West, Arizona. Maybe I should work on accompanying a sermon with the harp!


NEW! I played "Still, Still, Still" on harp for a friend who I met in a most unexpected way. Thanks, Allen, for your kindness -- Merry Christmas!