Silverwood is a flute and guitar duo playing both Euro/American classical and traditional Celtic music (Irish, Scottish, British) spanning 800 years. The duo has been entertaining Louisville area audiences for over 25 years and is available for your private party, wedding, corporate function, retail promotion, or other special event.
Christmas / Winter Holiday
Nancy Harris, flutist, and John Grammer, guitarist, have played together as the duo Silverwood since 1993. Silverwood has a split personality. It is a classical ensemble, playing European and American music of the past eight centuries. It is also a traditional Celtic band, playing jigs, reels, strathspeys, hornpipes, and waltzes. As a Celtic ensemble, bodhran (Irish drum) is often added to the mix.
Nancy Harris began her musical training on accordion at the age of five. She began playing flute at the age of 13 and studied with Francis Fuge at the University of Louisville, where she received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education. In the past 40 years Nancy has played in ensembles featuring Irish and Scottish music as well as classical styles ranging from medieval to contemporary. Her flutes include silver flute, soprano and alto recorders, and penny whistle (tin whistle), plus a dabbling in various ethnic flutes. Nancy is also a music contractor, assembling freelance musicians in pit and stage orchestras for touring shows as well as choral and dance ensembles (see Orchestra Contracting).
John Grammer began his musical studies on percussion and piano at the age of seven. He continued at the University of Louisville and Bellarmine College (now Bellarmine University), studying percussion with Elizabeth Fries and Theodore Otten, French horn with William Sloane, and music theory and composition with Don Murray. It was at Bellarmine that John began playing the guitar and fell in love with the instrument. He has performed in Europe and throughout the Midwestern and Southern United States with orchestras, musicals, folk-rock duos, rock bands, jazz/fusion and chamber ensembles. As a teacher of guitar and music theory for more than 35 years, his diversity of musical styles enables him to communicate both basic and advanced techniques to all ages and levels of ability.
Silverwood would be delighted to play your special event! Contact Nancy at nancy [at] harrisentertainment.com.
All music used on this website is public domain.