Upcoming Events

Friday, October 11, 2019
Celtic Spirituality with Christine Valter Paintner at Mercy by the Sea. 9-3:30: SOLD OUT

Sunday, October 13th, 2-3 pm
Fiddle & Harp, Meditation Program at Church of St. Mary, Portland CT. The Heart Is True by Marcie and Gordon Swift. Soothing harp and spirited fiddle join to create meditative sanctuaries of sound to heal and inspire. $10 offering.

Sunday, October 13th, 7-9 pm
Candlelight Full Moon Labyrinth Walk with Marcie Swift, Intuitive Harp and Brandon Nappi, Director and Founder of Copper Beech Institute, at Holy Family Monastery, 303 Tunxis Rd Farmington.  Learn moreSOLD OUT

Saturday, November 2nd: 9-12
Metro Bis Every Day is a New Beginning: Join us for this pre-holiday inspirational event designed to nourish you on every level. Discover how you can cultivate resilience through a variety of well-being practices including harp therapy, mindfulness meditation, songs, and stories. Leave with ideas about building new beginnings as well as feeling a greater sense of hope and connection. Includes lunch at Metro Bis Restaurant, ranked one of Connecticut’s top five for American food by the Zagat Survey. The workshop is 9:00am-12:00pm and lunch will be 12:00-1:00pm. Purchase Tickets Online

Friday, November 15th, 7-9 pm
Storyteller’s Cottage “ Last Night on the Titanic”. Fiddle & Harp play theme song and other watery tunes! Immerse yourself in your favorite book like never before! What was it like on the night the Titanic sank? Come dressed in your favorite Edwardian formal gown & tux and enjoy a fantastic meal based on the actual first class menu on the night of April 10, 1912. Enjoy live harp and fiddle music, a visit from the Captain, beautiful poetry readings and a visit from the Unsinkable Molly Brown. Don’t worry about bringing your life jacket — we have plenty! Enjoy themed decor and discussion, and curiously original literary games! Click for more information or to Register online.

Saturday, November 16th:
Copper Beech Institute: Harvest Dance: Marcie Swift Celtic Harpist for gala celebration of donors.

Saturday, November 23rd:
Private Wedding, Fiddle & Harp.

Fiddle & Harp Events

As the duo Fiddle & Harp, Gordon and Marcie Swift (husband and wife) perform Celtic and American tunes in concert and for parties, weddings, receptions and other special occasions. Soothing harp and spirited fiddle join in a program of musical meditations, sparkling jigs and reels, romantic waltzes and more.

Sample audio clips:
The Lovers’ Waltz (Ungar/Mason, 3:13)
Glenlivet / The Gravel Walk (Scottish / Irish, 2:09)
Searching For Lambs (Irish, 3:28)

Marcie, a psychologist and therapeutic musician, creates sanctuaries of sound that both heal and elevate. She brings her warmth and energy to concerts, retreats at Copper Beech Institute and Holy Family, assisted living centers and private homes.

After studying Western classical and South Indian classical violin, Gordon has played in bands ranging from jazz-rock fusion to reggae to country-and-western. He holds a doctorate in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University and leads The Lost Acres String Band.

For information and bookings contact Marcie at (860) 670-0452 or