"You were a delight, a treat, and a revelation to hear solo. Your stage presence is wonderful. Love your phrasing, polish, and everything in your playing." NB Clark, Cincinnati Celtic Festival
Lorinda began her love of music playing the piano as a young child. Continuing through college, the extensive background in piano allowed her to quickly learn the harp, after falling in love with the instrument at a folk music festival. It was there she was introduced to the rich musical history of this ancient stringed instrument. With occasional workshops by folk harpists Kim Robertson, Margie Butler, Christina Tourin, and others, Lorinda is a self-taught harpist. Using her own arrangements, and after just three years of playing, she produced her first CD, featuring herself as a multi-instrumentalist, as well as a harp player! She has since produced five more CD recordings of Celtic, Christmas, and Renaissance music. Lorinda has also self published "The Folk Harp Tutor", an instructional book and CD compilation. She teaches at camps and festivals across the United States, including the Cincinnati Folk Festival, Louisville Irish Fest, and John Campbell Folk School, in North Carolina. She teaches privately, and is the director of The Heartland Harp Ensemble, where she continues to arrange music for multi-level players.