Acacia Lyra harp duo, with Janine Dudding and Susan Sweeney Hermon, sing a wide variety of original and traditional songs in English, French, Spanish and Gaelic accompanying themselves on Celtic harps and guitars. Their compositions are a reflection of the duo’s Irish heritage and Canadian landscapes. Janine draws some inspiration from the haunting beauty of the far North where the has lived, while Susan tends to look southward , with thoughts of swaying palm trees and Latin rhythms. The duo has launched three recordings to sold out audiences at the NAC Fourth Stage, and are currently working on a fourth album.
“Susan and Janine’s music is a beautiful melding of voices, instruments and spirit. A true friendship in music”.
(Sharlene Wallace, harpist-composer)