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Last Update: September 29, 2005
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Tanya Brody and Matthew Gurnsey each play a plethora of exotic instruments ranging from bohdran & concertina to harp & hammered dulcimer; psaltery, pennywhistles and zils to name just a few.
The Muses add new life to old songs as well as adding original material to the Celtic repertoire. Since the moment they chose to blend their voices in song they began captivating the hearts of every audience from Hawaii to Maine, Vancouver to Florida, weddings and pubs to concerts and main-stages at Scottish Games and Celtic Festivals. The Muses perform with a ferocity and a strength of heart that embodies the music they both love so dearly.
Seeking the return of traditional Celtic folk songs (and a stage overflowing with instruments & vibrance), The Muses breathe new life into a music that will never die. “Through our music you can feel the green shamrocks underfoot, catch the aroma of a distant salt sea, and taste the highland rain upon your lips.”
Tanya Brody has played at Renaissance Festivals, coffee houses, conferences, concerts and events all over the country. She cannot remember a time when she wasn't singing and has been performing all of her life and has been playing the Harp for nearly 20 years. An accomplished artist with 4 albums to her name, she is pleased to not only be a part of The Muses, but to be partnered with (and married to)Matthew Gurnsey for life as well.
Plays: Vocals, Harp, Guitar, Hammered Dulcimer, Bass, Bodhran, Penny Whistle, Zils, Bones, Mandolin.
Matthew Gurnsey has also been performing all of his life. He grew up playing piano, violin and singing, excelling in all three and winning competitions and acclamations. He also spent most of his youth as an actor, usually in the lead role, where his singing came in handy as well. He has performed with many professional groups as well as traveled with Tanya to various Renaissance Festivals, coffee shops, Libraries and Scottish Games. He too is thrilled to be a part of The Muses as well as married to Tanya.
Plays: Vocals, Concertina, Bowed Psaltery, Acoustic Bass, Bodhran, Hammered Dulcimer, Penny Whistle, Mandolin, Bones, Dumbek, Bells
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