Jay and Abby Michaels are a husband and wife musical duo The Harper and The Minstrel. They have performed throughout this country for the past 22 years. They will delight you with Medieval, Renaissance, and Celtic Music sung and played on at least a dozen instruments. They also play lovely acoustic arrangements of Standards and Classic Rock.
Jay Michaels is known as The Harper. He has several Historical Harps designed after early Renaissance instruments, wire-strung Irish Harps, and the more contemporary Electric Harp. In addition to Harps, he is adept at the Viola da Gamba, Rebec, Dulcimer, and Baroque and Classical Guitars.
Jay currently serves as President of The Historical Harp Society. He is also an Early Music America and The Viola da Gamba Society member. His music has appeared in Television Programs and Independent Films.
Abby Michaels is the Minstrel in this dynamic duo. She is also a mulit- instrumantalist who plays Flutes, Recorders, Pennywhistles, the Aulos (divergernt flute), Bowed Psaltery, Guitar, Harp and Hammered Dulicmer. Her lovely voice partnered with Jay’s baritone creates spellbinding harmonies.
"Just Beautiful" - JON ANDERSON of YES
"You can best judge a musician's acumen by the way they interpret music, whether that music is familiar to you or obscure...Jay and Abby Michaels' deft adaptations of songs from Sting to Robert Burns are thrilling, and they reveal the pair to be artists of some skill," - MOTIF MAGAZINE
"Gently, lovely music...stunning voices." - RENAISSANCE MAGAZINE
"Sheer uniqueness" - DIRTY LINEN MAGAZINE