Friday, May 22, 2009

Renaissance Magazine Calls Anne Roos’ Wedding CD "One of the Best Collections of Celtic Harp Music"

Haste to the Wedding is one of the best Celtic and Renaissance harp CDs you will ever find. It is also an excellent guide for any Olde World wedding,” proclaims Michael Lohr in Issue #67 of Renaissance Magazine. You’ll find his full review of Anne Roos’ wedding CD on pages 72 and 73 of this issue. Here are some highlights of the review:

“Anne Roos is a superb harpist...Haste to the Wedding is one of the best collections of Celtic harp music you will find. Full of Irish and Scottish courting and wedding songs, the CD is grouped by ceremonial sections: prelude music, processional music, unity candle/exchange of vows music, and recessional music.

Anne, who studied music theory at UCLA, proves to be a musical historian...A 48-page booklet accompanies the CD and provides a wonderful overview of traditional ceremonies and songs.

Haste to the Wedding is one of the best Celtic and Renaissance harp CDs you will ever find. It is also an excellent guide for any Olde World wedding.”

Renaissance Magazine is a print publication that features articles on history, castles, heraldry, culinary and herbal arts, and in-depth interview with the movers and shakers of the re-enactment and faire communities. Regular columns review period books movies, music, web sites, and games.

Haste to the Wedding is on the Cambria Master Recordings label. This and other albums by Anne Roos are available for purchase online at,, and many online stores. It is also available for purchase at retail outlets such as Barnes & Noble and Borders stores. Autographed copies can be purchased at

Monday, May 18, 2009

Anne Roos on Women Entrepreneurs -The Secrets of Success

I was interviewed by CoachDeb from blogtalkradio on Friday, May 15th. It was a thrill to be on the show.

Career Coach Deb Bailey interviews women entrepreneurs who speak honestly about their challenges and successes and give advice to women who want to go into business.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Spring Wedding and Party Tips

Planning an outdoor wedding or party? Always have a "Plan B"--an indoor choice in case thunderclouds appear, the site is infested with bees, the sprinklers turn the lawn to mud, or Mother Nature finds a novel way to be uncooperative.

Even if you are fine with inclement weather or varmints snacking on your appetizers and cake, your guests may not be so tolerant. And these unplanned surprises could prevent your vendors from delivering their services altogether.

Read your agreements with your vendors and be aware of what conditions make it impossible for them to do their jobs. Think of everyone's comfort by:

  • Providing shade or parasols to guests, and keeping water handy especially on hot days
  • Using heater lamps and passing out wraps or blankets on cold days
  • Having a tent or shelter available in case the weather turns
  • Planning on using an alternative indoor location if all else fails

If you are planning a wedding, or any other shindig, I am available to perform for your special event at (800)255-6318 and (available in the Tahoe/Northern California/Northern Nevada regions). I'm always happy to recommend other services for you, too (including suggestions for some fine outdoor and indoor locations)!

Host a house concert in your very own living room! Learn how at Concerts in Your Home, and while you are there, check out my profile.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Metallica, Leonard Skynard, and more...Played on the Celtic Harp

Metallica’s “The Unforgiven”, Coldplay’s “Clocks”, and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird” all played on a Celtic harp? Anne Roos performs these tunes, plus a few traditional Irish tunes in this March 14, 2009 broadcast from Sacramento’s KMAX-TV, Channel 31. Cody Stark and Kelly Chapman interview Anne on the Good Day Sacramento Show, having her play inside the studio, the station lobby, the Spanish translation booth, and even the shower! You’ve got to see this. Check this out on at The rock tunes will be featured on Anne’s next CD release. Find out more about Anne Roos at