October 19, 2008
Anne Roos' love of English and Celtic music blossomed as a child and young teen at Southern California Renaissance Fairs, when she became involved singing in madrigal groups, performing period music. She started playing the Celtic harp quite by accident. While employed at an incredibly stressful job, Anne serendipitously met Sylvia Woods at a booth full of little Celtic Harps at a Winter Solstice Fair and began taking private instructions from her as a creative outlet. Then came music theory courses at UCLA and eventually teaching music for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Anne has performed throughout the country for more than twenty years as a soloist at resort hotels, convention centers, cruise ships, concert venues, highland games, Celtic and Renaissance fairs, casino clubs, wineries, meditation retreats-- you name it. She has been invited to perform for several dignitaries, including the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland.
Her ability to play a wide variety of music, ranging from traditional Celtic, Early, Renaissance and classical music, to modern popular music from the movies, Broadway, Beatles, and even Metallica, have made her a popular and much sought after musician for all types of events. Most recently, Anne was the regularly scheduled musical entertainment at Llewellyn’s restaurant on the top of Harvey’s Resort Hotel in South Lake Tahoe. Fulfilling requests from dining guests, from “Canon in D” and “Greensleeves” to “Stairway to Heaven,” showcased the extent of her repertoire.
Anne is not only comfortable performing in front of a live audience, but also on camera and behind a microphone. She has appeared on a number of television programs and radio shows, performing with the Celtic Harp. Several resort vacation videos promoting travel to beautiful Lake Tahoe, where she resides, showcase Anne on the Celtic Harp. She has been able to utilize her extensive knowledge of music as a Classical, Jazz, and World music announcer for National Public Radio.
Anne is also a published author and considered a wedding music specialist with her book "The Musician's Guide to Brides", published by Hal Leonard books as a how-to manual for musicians who are interested in performing at weddings.
Anne is an active member of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Recording Academy and served on the Board of Governors for the San Francisco Chapter. Anne is proud to be involved with this organization, which works to positively impact the lives of musicians, industry members and our society at large.
Celtic Radio Comments:
Anne Roos' CD - "A Light in the Forest" - is a masterpiece of music and sounds that will gently take you away to a world of ancient melodies, majestic forests, fairies, castles and witches. This musical creation includes Anne on the Celtic Harp along with musicians playing flutes, recorders, whistles, percussions, viola, guitars and fiddles. Beautifully organized and arranged, "A Light in the Forest" is a splendid way to spend an autumn evening listening to the sounds of the season.
The CD comes in a gorgeous hardcover mini-book with 32 pages of full color pictures and commentary as well as historical background on each song. This production is very unique and top quality with the CD produced in super audio. It will definitely have a special place in your Celtic music collection. And if you love "A Light in the Forest", we are certain you will love Anne's other 2 similar productions; "Haste to the Wedding" and "Mermaids & Mariners" - also in the same format with hardcover mini-book included.
Celtic Radio gives Anne Roos' "A Light in the Forest" a 5+ star rating for truly a masterpiece production of sound and music. The included CD mini-book is certainly the best and most unique production that we have seen in our 7 years of operation and makes this a very compelling package to add to your Celtic music CD collection or as a gift to that someone special!