Hello everyone,

I hope your having a good winter season and are looking forward to the upcoming year ahead. It's going to be another busy one here full of traveling and music. Two new recordings are almost done, a duo album with Aryeh and the first recording with our quartet "New World String Project" It's been a recording campout at our house for weeks on end. We are lucky to do the tracking at home before sending it off for mixing and mastering. By the next newsletter (April) I will likely have them ready to ship or downloads available. If you are friends with me on Facebook I will have more frequent updates.

Turning back to the home front, I'm excited that the first steps of barn renovation are happening. Right now it's still mostly a rustic space that was used for animals, now it's full of wood and random materials from the previous owner. (I have a little store in there called "GoddessWear Recycled" that will be packed away for the construction) Our vision from the beginning for our large barn is a folk arts center for music, dance, art and music workshops. Small town living is so wonderful. Friends neighbors, retired professionals lending their skills and wisdom to help us realize this dream. They are carting away the junk and some materials to reuse and stepping up to help with all of it. A real barn raising. It will be a boho-style shabby chic stylish multi-purpose community space with lots of rugs and fairy lights. (Can you tell I have been on Pinterest?) There is a homeless kitty who is often out there who looks like Nigel's twin brother. He eats the food I leave but always runs away from me. I hope he will still stay around. 

My health has been great and I'm grateful for that every day. Music is flowing and the home fires are bright. I'm active in the ArtsCare program at Good Samaritan hospital bringing harps to oncology patients and Teen Mindfulness classes, and playing background music in the radiology building which always surprises and delights people just expecting to go to an appointment. My mom who is a very young 80 is coming from Montana to live with us starting this summer. We are creating space for her to live independently on our property. She's fun and funny and a crafty adventurer too. 

We worry a lot about politics and the environment. Everyday. But we try to use the skills we have, music. We try to be one of a million tiny lights spreading something good that helps to fortify the other tiny lights in this great big beautiful world. 

I wish you lots of light in your world. I love hearing back from you, my friends near and far. Any questions for us or barn suggestions I love to receive and will write back as soon as possible. Please scroll down to see if there is a concert near you and hopefully I will see you in person soon. At the bottom, there are more fun photos from home and of course Nigel the rock star kitty. 

Lisa Lynne
Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter
Celtic Harps, Rare Instruments
& Wondrous Stories
Feb 06 - CA - Redding
Bohemian Art Loft
New World String Project
Feb 07 CA - Mendocino/Ft Bragg
Feb. 08 CA -Gilroy
Feb. 09: CA San Mateo /daytime
Feb 09: CA Menlo Park/evening
House Concert reservations
Lisa & Aryeh duo
Feb 18 OR - Dallas Library
Mar 05 OR - Lincoln City Cultural Center Tickets
Mar 06 OR - Manzanita Info
Mar 07 OR - Lake Oswego Mary's Woods
Mar 08 OR - Corvallis Folklore Society Concert & Workshop
Mar 11 OR - Lake Oswego
Mar 12 OR - McMinnville House concert - Reservations email
Mar 13 OR - Maupin Library
Mar 14 OR - Dalles Library
Mar 26 OR - Tillamook Library
Mar 27 OR - Tillamook Library
Mar 28 OR - Seaside Library
Mar 29 OR - Newport Library
New World String Project
Apr 16 OR - Bend
Apr 17 ID - Boise
Apr 18 ID - Twin Falls
Apr 20 MT - Bozeman
Apr 21 MT - Helena
Apr 22 MT - Missoula
Apr 23 WA - Spokane
Apr 24 WA - Pendleton
Apr 25 WA - Ridgefield
Apr 26 WA - Olympia

Lisa & Aryeh duo
Save the date - details on next newsletter
May 08 OR - Florence
May 09 CA - Fortuna
May 10 CA - Arcata
May 11 CA - Fort Bragg
May 16 OR - West Slope
May 07 OR - Tigard
June 10 OR - Roseburg
June 11 CA - Mt. Shasta
June 12 CA - Graeagle
June 13 CA - Auburn
June 14 CA - Pleasanton
June 25 OR - Lebanon
June 28-July 05 WA - Lisa teaches at Caz Family Camp NW
Aerial view of our barn and front of property
Our own house concert series features the finest in folk and International music and storytellers. Almost every month we host world class touring musicians for a concert/potluck and music party. If you are in the area perhaps you can join us! Click the image above for schedule & details.