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You Tube!
 
Anne Roos hits YouTube! This classy little music video, under 2 minutes in length, shows her playing the “Fox Hunter’s Jig” at many  lovely vista points around Lake Tahoe, where she resides.

Enjoy the video, and visit YouTube to rate the video and share it with your friends. Add a comment about the video, too. Your feedback will raise the video’s rankings on YouTube so that more people will view it. Simply click here for the link on the YouTube site.  

Special thanks to Phill Sheffield of Sheffield Multimedia for his videography services. Also thanks to The Chateau at Incline Village and Zephyr Cove Resort for their gracious permission to shoot. Filmed August, 2007.






Okay, so it isn’t TV and it isn’t radio, but this is definitely "new media":

Anne Roos’ Music Debuts on Banjo Bunny E-Cards!


Anne Roos is pleased and tickled to announce that her music is now part of Banjo Bunny’s land of whimsical, inventive, and funny animated Internet greeting cards!

You’ll find Anne’s music embedded in Banjo Bunny’s 2009 Gratitude e-card, or Thanksgiving e-card, “Grateful Harp”. This card is graced with the song “Epping Forest”, an old English dance tune dating back to 1670. The full version of this tune is a track from Anne’s A Light in the Forest CD. What a fabulous way to sample the tune! (You can purchase it as a download on iTunes and at Amazon.com).

The gorgeous photography in the Grateful Harp e-card was shot by Susan J. Preston, Bunny in Charge at Banjo Bunny E-Cards. When you visit her rabbit hutch at www.banjobunny.com, you’ll find more than 150 E-Cards from which to choose--A number which, like bunnies, continues to multiply. Banjo Bunny’s mission is simple--To reduce the amount of droopy-eared depression in the world, one goofy, elegant and whimsical e-card at a time.

Like multiplying bunnies, there are many more e-cards on their way that will include Anne’s music. So, what are you waiting for? Hop to BanjoBunny.com and start sending those magical cards!

Click on the image below and jumpin’ jehosephat, you’ll be transported to the card as if by magic.




And new for 2010, fresh from the ripe imagination of Banjo Bunny, you'll also find a lovely Mother's Day e-card!  This card, “Only One Mother” features Anne's version of the traditional Irish waltz, “The Gentle Maiden”, a tune published in 1903 in the Bunting Collection. You can listen to the entire tune on Anne's Haste to the Wedding CD (purchase a download of this tune on iTunes and Amazon.com). This card includes more of Susan J. Preston's gorgeous photography.

Click on the image below and be amazed!




TV Appearances & Videos


Music for Riding a Horse and Gig

Here's a novel use of Anne's music: Corey and Liam from the Irish Fireside Blog and Podcast used Anne's sprightly rendition of “The Gold Ring” from her A Light in the Forest CD for their July 7, 2010 Ireland travel video “Liam's Horse Ride Through Knockahopple in Ireland”.  It's Liam's first lesson driving a horse and gig. Will he end up in a ditch? You've got to click on the image below to view the video and find out...




How Did Anne Roos Get Started Playing the Harp?

Hear the answer to this and other questions in Cody Stark’s December 20, 2009 interview with Anne on the weekend Good Day Sacramento show. You’ll also get to hear Anne play “Holly Jolly Christmas”, an old popular Christmas classic (arr. of song by Maryjean Zarick).

Just click on the image below to be taken to the video page.




Anne’s Angelic Visit with the Folks from the Good Day Sacramento Show


She played Led Zepellin in December of 2008, and Metallica in March of 2009  (scroll down below), and Anne is back again on CBS affiliate, CW Channel 31’s Good Day Sacramento show. Anne is joined by two TV hosts dressed up as angels, in honor of National Be An Angel Day, August 22, 2009.

Cody Stark interviews Anne, and you'll hear a little sampling of Anne playing "Wind Beneath My Wings"--a perfect tune for the angel in all of us. Cody also refers to Anne's CD, Haste to the Wedding, in the broadcast. Check out this CD here.

Just click on the image below to be taken to the video page.



Special thanks to the entire production crew at Good Day Sacramento!


Celtic Wedding Music!
Anne’s Spring Appearance on RSN-TV’s Tahoe Tonight Show


When spring is in the air, it’s time for weddings at Lake Tahoe, where Anne resides. She performed a traditional Irish tune, appropriate for weddings, and chatted a bit about her CDs, book, and using live music at weddings with host Brandi Ledbetter on this May 11, 2009 broadcast.

Watch, rate, and comment on these broadcasts on YouTube. Click on the images below, and you will be taken directly to the YouTube pages where these videos live:

Anne Plays “Star of the County Down Waltz” from her album Haste to the Wedding:


Special thanks to Brandi, Meghan, Tim, and the entire staff of RSN-TV.





Anne’s Second Visit with the Folks from the Good Day Sacramento Show

She played Led Zepellin in December of 2008 (scroll down below), and Anne is back on air again on CW Channel 31’s Good Day Sacramento show. Can she she top her last performance in the elevator? You get to decide—watch the videos below. Just click on the images to be taken to the video pages.

Here’s Anne, rocking out on the Celtic harp to Metallica’s “The Unforgiven” in the TV station lobby, with a quick interview by host Cody Stark.

Metallica....On a Celtic Harp



Then, Anne was brought into the studio to play behind Cody’s weather report. You’ll hear Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight”, appropriate for Cody’s forecast.

Cody’s Most Peaceful Weather Report, with Accompaniment by Anne Roos




Watch, comment, and rate Anne's video clip on YouTube. View the entire compilation from Anne’s visit to the set of Good Day Sacramento. 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 9 minute video. 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. The rock tunes will be featured on Anne’s next CD release.

Click on the image below and you will be taken directly to the YouTube Page where this videos lives.

Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and More...Played on the Celtic Harp by Anne Roos:



Many thanks again to Cody, Kelly, Tracy, and the entire staff of the weekend Good Day Sacramento show. Anne had a blast!





Video Travel Souvenir of Liam and Corey's Irish American Roadtrip
with Anne


Anne was thrilled when Liam and Corey, the hosts of the Irish Fireside Podcast, decided to stop by for a visit on their Irish-American Roadtrip. They zig-zagged West from Milwaukee in search of all things Irish on their winter travels.

They headed up to Anne’s home at Lake Tahoe for a special Celtic harp concert, chronicling their journey and visit with Anne in video.  You can find these videos on their website, or on iTunes. But to make it easy for you, just click on the images below, and you’ll be taken to the YouTube Pages to view them.

Here is their visit with Anne Roos, their 22nd Video from the Road. Anne gives a tour of the Celtic harp and you’ll see a casual little private concert of “Brian Boru’s March” as Anne plays in the comfort of her own home. She even entertains us with a bit of Gershwin (yes, jazz can be played on a Celtic harp).



If that video wasn’t enough for you, here is an extended video that includes “Carrickfergus”, "Give Me Your Hand", and Anne accompanying Liam as he sings “She Moved Through the Fair”. Good stuff.



Here’s the bonus video: Liam and Corey’s trials and tribulations to get to Anne’s abode at Lake Tahoe in February. This part of the roadtrip, the 21st Video from the Road, includes fields, fruit trees, a snowy mountain road, and a run-in with the law.



Many thanks to Liam and Corey for making the trek to Tahoe to visit with Anne!





Live Elevator Music and Led Zeppelin on a Harp!

You may have heard that Anne plays “Stairway to Heaven” on a harp. Now, Anne’s performance has been caught on TV. She also played holiday tunes inside an elevator--“Live Elevator Music” so to speak.

Watch clips of these unbelievable feats from Anne’s December 13, 2008, live appearance on Good Day Sacramento, on Sacramento’s KMAX-TV, CW Channel 31. Hosts Cody Stark and Kelly Chapman interview Anne on this entertaining morning show. Here are those three video clips from the Good Day Sacramento website video archives:

Anne’s Elevator Interview (The Metallica song was not caught on camera)




Anne’s Performance of “Let It Snow”, Live Elevator Music!





And

Anne’s Rendition of Led Zeppelin played on the Celtic Harp—Yes, it can be done! (with lots of lever flipping with the left hand)




Watch, comment, and rate Anne's video clips on
YouTube. Click on the links below and you will be taken directly to the YouTube Pages where these videos live.


Anne’s Hilarious YouTube version of “Live Elevator Music!”
—Anne treats viewers to “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” while elevator doors constantly open and close. No interview, just silliness.

“Led Zeppelin...On a Celtic Harp” on YouTube!
--Anne plays "Stairway to Heaven" like you've never heard it before. (This will be a track on Anne's next CD release)

Special thanks to the entire crew of Good Day Sacramento.


Radio and Podcasts



Howie’s Morning Rush on KRLT Fm, South Lake Tahoe, July 21, 2010


It’s always a treat to perform on local radio, especially on comedian Howie Nave’s fabulous morning radio show on KRLT called “Howie’s Morning Rush”. Not that we have a morning rush here at Lake Tahoe at all. The pace is slow. And on Howie’s show, the mood is decidedly silly.

Piper Seán Cummings joins me in the interview as we promote our 5th Annual Celtic Concert, part of the Valhalla Summer Music Festival.

Hear Seán and I play “Mist Covered Mountains” (Seán plays the Scottish whistle on that number with me on the Celtic harp). Listen closely and you’ll hear me play a few notes of “Stairway to Heaven”. Find out why bagpipes are played at weddings and laugh along with us.

Thanks, Howie! We had a blast! (click on the links below to listen)

Harpist Anne Roos & bagpipe player Sean Cummings pt 1 (4min 18 sec)
Harpist Anne Roos & bagpipe player Sean Cummings pt 2 (4min 01 sec)




The Irish Fireside Podcast, Episode #97-Christmas In Ireland

If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to spend Christmas in Ireland, this is the podcast for you! Learn about holiday traditions from Imen McDonnell, an American married to an Irish farmer. She'll keep you enthralled with her discussion of holiday delicacies from the Emerald Isle in this November 24, 2009 episode of the Irish Fireside Podcast.

During this episode, you'll hear Anne's rendition of “Shanghai Brown” from her Mermaids & Mariners CD and “Mairi's Wedding” from her Haste to the Wedding CD. Listen to this episode at the Irish Fireside website and download this and other episodes from iTunes.

The Irish Fireside Podcast is the ultimate place where you can get the inside scoop on Irish travel and culture from hosts Corey and Liam. And while you are visiting the Irish Fireside website, enter the Irish Fireside Holiday Gift Giveaway 2009 where you can win one of Anne's CDs! Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year!

Sample Anne's CDs-take a trip to her Listening Room.




The Musicians Cooler Podcast

Originating from http://www.musicianscooler.com

Anne's newest gig, recording music for the e-card company Banjo Bunny, landed her notice in Jammin Dave Jackson’s Musicians Cooler Podcast. Here are the show notes from this November 26, 2009 episode:

Thinking Outside the Box

One artist that is thinking outside the box is Anne Roos who is a Celtic harpist and author of the book “The Musician's Guide to Brides” (great book by the way). She loves E-cards. She happened to notice that one e-card company uses instrumental music. She contacted them about using her music. They liked her music so much they've invited her to record music exclusive music for their cards.

Other fabulous ideas about how to think differently than other musicians and gather notice are included in this fun informational podcast, just for musicians.

The Musicians Cooler Podcast
is a weekly podcast to help musicians get more gigs, more fans, and more music sales by harnessing the power of the Internet through relentless marketing, efficient use of music promotion tools, and a driving desire to spread their music to the world.

View Anne’s book





Celtic Roots Radio Podcast #12--"Don't Make A Whole Song About It!" and Celtic Roots Radio Podcast #9--"Root 'n' Troot Supper, Hey!"

Raymond McCullough, host of the Celtic Roots Radio podcast, included the popular wedding tune "Mairi's Wedding" from Anne Roos' Haste to the Wedding CD on his October 24, 2009 episode. Her music is in good company in this episode, with lovely acoustic Celtic tunes from around the globe.

This isn't the first time Anne's music has been featured. Her tune "Considine's Grove", from A Light in the Forest CD, was featured in the September 4, 2009 episode called "Root 'n' Troot Supper, Hey!". What does this saying mean? "Fish 'n' chips" in the North Antrim County lingo.

This podcast originates from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and offers the listener more than just music. McCullough explains some of the common terms used in Northern Ireland, along with descriptions of what life is like in that part of the world. Of course, the music is the star of his podcast, spanning a broad spectrum of Celtic folk, folk/rock, Applachian, bluegrass, Scottish, Irish, Breton, and Cajun music. As McCullough declares at his website, "If you enjoy Celtic, roots, or acoustic music, you'll find it here on Celtic Roots Radio."

Thank you, Raymond, for including Anne's music on your outstanding podcast!

Listen to this Podcast streaming online or listen and subscribe at iTunes. Anne's other tunes are also featured on the Celtic Roots Radio Live365 station. Sample Anne's CDs, too.





The Irish Fireside Podcast, Episode #91--Getting Through Irish Immigration

Traveling to Ireland soon? Learn about the steps you'll need to take to make sure you don't get turned away upon arriving at the Emerald Isle in this August 11, 2009 episode of the Irish Fireside Podcast. You'll hear Anne's rendition of the beautiful traditional Irish air, "She Moved Through the Fair", a track from her Haste to the Wedding CD. Listen to this episode at the Irish Fireside website and download this and other episodes from iTunes.

While you are at the Irish Fireside website, be sure to check out the 10 Tips for Getting Through Irish Immigration.

The Irish Fireside Podcast is the ultimate place where you can get the inside scoop on Irish travel and culture. Hosts Corey and Liam are your tour guides in this popular podcast.

Sample Anne’s CDs—take a trip to her Listening Room.




Celtic Myth Podshow


Anne's music is once again included on the Celtic Myth Podshow! Back in October, Hosts Gary and Ruth included Anne's tracks in Episode 018 and Episode 019, and in January, her music was included in Special Episode 08.

In the current episode, you’ll hear “My True Love's Hair” from Anne’s Haste to the Wedding CD. Listen to this new episode:

Episode 029--There and Back Again
Aired July 28, 2009

This episode is the third and final part in the Saga of Manannan, which contains two stories. This is also the last episode in the Irish Mythological Cycle. Find the previous episodes on the Celtic Myth Podshow website.

The Celtic Myth Podshow shares ancient tales and legends of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Mann, It brings you the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent pantheon of gods and goddesses and the magic and wonder of druids, faeries and folklore. This show weaves together the rich, beautiful tapestry of mythological history, battles and sagas of the Celts. Join Gary and Ruth and their friends as they tell you the great stories from Celtic legend. 

More details about Anne and her albums can be found on her Contributor Page at the Celtic Myth Podshow website.

Sample Anne’s CDs



Listen to Anne Roos on Coach Deb’s Women Entrepreneur’s Secrets on BlogTalkRadio. In Anne’s May 15, 2009 interview with Coach Deb, Anne talks about how she got started as a musician and how she grew successful. This chat is about 45 minutes in length. Simply click on the image below and you'll be directed to the interview:



More about Coach Deb’s interviews: Stories of transitions from women who have followed their dream to become entrepreneurs. What is success? How do you stay motivated? How do you connect with your passion and turn it into a business? 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. Visit her blog to make comments on this interview and for more information on other shows.





Celtic Shaman Podcast

Meditation, shamanic journey, Celtic tradition

Anne is pleased that her music is featured in the February 1, 2009 edition of the Celtic Shaman Podcast in honor of the festival Imbolc, which is one of the four principal festivals in the Irish calendar, celebrated among Gaelic peoples. Imbolc is most commonly celebrated on February 2nd, which falls halfway between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere.

Fire and purification are an important aspect of this festival. The lighting of candles and fires represents the return of warmth and the increasing power of the Sun over the coming months. The holiday is dedicated to Brighid or Bride, the Gaelic goddess of poetry, healing, and smithcraft, and in the Christian period, Imbolc was adopted as St. Brighid’s Day.

In the following podcast, you'll be treated to stories and Anne’s music in celebration of this Celtic festival. Here’s an excerpt from the show notes:

Bride: Light of Imbolc

"Brighid of the Mantles, your mantle over me. Brighid of the Fair White Hands, your hand in mine."

Included is Dillon Carlyon’s reading from A Book of Saints and Wonders by Lady Gregory [1906] Book One: Brigit, The Mary of the Gael found at Sacred Texts.

Tira Brandon-Evans comments on traditions connected with Bride and Imbolc and reads from notes and invocations from the Carmina Gadelica. Smooring the Fire, Guarding the Flocks, and The Spell of the Fox. Dillon alternates with Tira reading the invocations in Gaelic and English.

The invocations are followed by “Epping Forest”, a song from the album A Light in the Forest by Anne Roos.

If you enjoy our podcasts you may wish to join our public group or visit our homepage at www.faeryshaman.org. Have a happy and blessed Imbolc. Be well, be strong, be free!

Sample Anne’s CDs—take a trip to her Listening Room.





The Irish American Roadtrip

Liam and Corey, hosts of the popular travel podcast, the Irish Fireside Podcast decided to take a drive from the shores of Lake Michigan to the Pacific Coast in search of all things Irish. And they are chronicling their tales from the road in short video snippets. They have graciously included Anne’s music in several of their videos souvenirs from their travel journeys across America.

You’ll find Anne’s music in their Seventh Video from the Road. Liam and Corey used “Metal Man” from her Mermaids & Mariners CD when they visited the birthplace of John Wayne (an Irishman through and through) on January 24, 2009.

From their Tenth Video from the Road, you’ll hear “Red is the Rose” (also known as the Scottish song “Loch Lomond”) from Anne's Haste to the Wedding CD. In this video, they visited a mine in Ajo, Arizona, on January 30th.

On February 1st, Liam and Corey commented that they heard Anne’s music in a Redlands, California, antique store, to everyone’s pleasant surprise. She’s hoping they’ll come for a visit at Lake Tahoe, and also visit the Northern California Sierra foothills—the birthplace of the California Gold Rush, where Irish traveled to stake their claims.

Hear more wonderful Irish music and watch Liam and Corey’s ongoing trip on video. They would love to hear your comments on their blog, too.

Sample Anne's CDs--take a trip to her Listening Room.





The Musicians Cooler Podcast

Originating from http://www.musicianscooler.com

Anne’s blog and positive thoughts about gigs landed notice in Jammin Dave Jackson’s Musician’s Cooler Podcast. Here are the show notes from this January 27, 2009 episode:

Keeping a Positive Attitude


Today we hear a story from Anne Roos from her “What’s Up With That Gig” blog where things just did not go according to plan. However we see that:

She did her homework
She had her marketing material ready
She didn’t let all the obstacles ruin the show for her

In the end there are more ways to gauge a gig besides sales. You could make a great contact (I once played a gig to 6 people. One of them hired th band for a gig where we sold 122 t-shirts). Just because things aren’t going your way doesn’t mean the gig is a wash.

Anne is the author of the book The Musician’s Guide to Brides.

The Musicians Cooler Podcast
is a weekly podcast to help musicians get more gigs, more fans, and more music sales by harnessing the power of the Internet through relentless marketing, efficient use of music promotion tools, and a driving desire to spread their music to the world.

View Anne’s new book




Celtic Myth Podshow


Once again, Gary and Ruth, hosts of the Celtic Myth Podshow, are featuring Anne’s music! (Back in October, her music was included in Episode 018 and Episode 019.)

In the current episode, you’ll hear “Mairi’s Wedding” from Anne’s Haste to the Wedding CD, along with great music from other folk artists and a reading of a poem from the Book of Taliesin. Listen to this new episode:

Special Episode 08 – New Year Music Special 2
Aired January 10, 2009

The Celtic Myth Podshow shares ancient tales and legends of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Mann, It brings you the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent pantheon of gods and goddesses and the magic and wonder of druids, faeries and folklore. This show weaves together the rich, beautiful tapestry of mythological history, battles and sagas of the Celts. Join Gary and Ruth and their friends as they tell you the great stories from Celtic legend. 

More details about Anne and her albums can be found on her Contributor Page at the Celtic Myth Podshow website.

Sample Anne’s CDs






Marc Gunn’s Irish and Celtic Music Podcast #61—The Best of 2008!

Anne is quite honored to discover that one of her tunes is included in Marc Gunn’s Best Music of 2008 Podcast. Which tune did he choose? “Considine’s Grove” from Anne’s 5.1 Surround Sound album A Light in the Forest.

Take a listen at www.celticmusicpodcast.com and then vote for Anne’s tune in the Celtic Top Five. If Anne’s “Considine’s Grove” is voted as the most popular from Episode #61, he’ll play it again at the end of the next podcast, Episode #62.

A wee bit about Marc Gunn’s Irish and Celtic Music Podcast – This twice-monthly podcast features music by the best independent Celtic music groups: Irish drinking songs, Scottish folk songs, bagpipes, music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Wales, Nova Scotia, Galacia, Australia and the United States. Hosted by Marc Gunn of the  Brobdingnagian Bards.


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The Irish Fireside Podcast, Episodes #60 and 61

Anne Roos' music is featured in not one but two episodes of the Irish Fireside Podcast, the ultimate place where you can get the inside scoop on Irish travel and culture. Hosts Corey and Liam are your tour guides in this popular podcast.

In Episode #60—The Giveaway, posted December 14, 2008, Anne’s music is played during the details of their 2008 Holiday Giveaway and Irish gift suggestions.

You’ll also want to catch Podcast #61—Merry Christmas, Armagh, Down & the Cooley Peninsula posted December 25, 2008. Hear Anne’s “I am a Maid That Sleeps in Love” from her Mermaids & Mariners album as Corey reads an excerpt from “Tales from an Irish Hermitage”, a book written by a Sister of Grace with tales of her life living as a solitary nun in Ireland. This episode also includes a fascinating interview that Liam conducted with Michael Carr, former mayor of Newry and Mourne (regions between Belfast and Dublin).

Here are details of the tunes you’ll hear in these two episodes:

Episode #60—The Giveaway
“The Bold Princess Royal/The Princess Royal” from Mermaids & Mariners
“Star of the County Down (Waltz Version)” from Haste to the Wedding
And
“Considine’s Grove” from A Light in the Forest

Episode #61—Merry Christmas, Armagh, Down & the Cooley Peninsula
“I’ll Cross the Stormy Sea” from Mermaids & Mariners
And
“Star of the County Down (Waltz Version)” from Haste to the Wedding


Sample Anne’s CDs





Artist Empowerment Radio Podcast


Artist Empowerment Radio is all about giving musicians, artists, writers and more the marketing ideas and inspiration they need to succeed. Hosted by Bob Baker, the podcast features self-promotion tips and inspiration for musicians, artists, writer and creative people of all kinds.

Bob features an excerpt of his interview with Anne in the following podcast, posted November 17, 2008. Here is his description of the podcast:

Episode 33 – Wedding Gigs & Lucrative Niche Markets

On This episode, I interview Anne Roos, author of “The Musician’s Guide to Brides: How to Make Money Playing Weddings.” Don’t think this is all about playing the “Hokey Pokey” and dealing with difficult Bridezillas. There’s a lot to be learned here for anyone who wants to make money within a niche market.

Featured song in the podcast: “Three Old English Tunes” from Anne’s CD A Light in the Forest.

Want to hear the entire interview that Bob conducted in October of 2008? Join Bob Baker’s Indie Music Marketing Insider’s Club. Here is Bob's description of the complete interview:

Wedding Profits and Bridezilla!

Anne Roos is a full-time Celtic harp player, an Insiders Club member, and author of the new book “The Musician's Guide to Brides: How to Make Money Playing Weddings”.

Okay. You may or may not have any interest in playing weddings, but that doesn't mean you won't learn a lot from this 55-minute interview. Anne shares a ton of information that can be used by anyone working a niche in the music business.

We cover the nuts and bolts of networking, marketing, sales, and the importance of follow-up and getting referrals. And she answers the questions, "What exactly is a Celtic Harp?" and "Who is Bridezilla?"

Anne makes a strong case for playing more lucrative specialized gigs — like weddings. And you might be able to profit from them ... without playing "The Hokey Pokey"!

Bob Baker is an astute author, musician, and worksop leader who is dedicated to helping creative people of all kinds get exposure, connect with fans, and increase their incomes through their artistic passions. He's also a good friend. Check out Bob's websites.

View Anne’s new book



Celtic Myth Podshow


Anne’s music is featured in Episodes 18 and 19 of the Celtic Myth Podshow, which tells of ancient tales and legends of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Mann, It brings you the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent pantheon of gods and goddesses and the magic and wonder of druids, faeries and folklore. This show weaves together the rich, beautiful tapestry of mythological history, battles and sagas of the Celts. Join Gary and Ruth and their friends as they tell you the great stories from Celtic legend. 

Episode 018 – The Judgement of Fintan
Aired October 18, 2008

In this story, which is part 1 of a 2-part story, we hear the tale of the oldest and greatest Seanachi or storyteller of Ireland, Fintan. It was the job of the Shannachie to travel the land of Erin and collect stories from far-flung corners, and this tale tells of his long life and his place in the history of the magical Isle of Erin.

In this episode, you’ll hear the following tunes:

“My Lagan Love” from Haste to the Wedding
“High Barbary” from Mermaids & Mariners
And
“Craigieburn Wood” from A Light in the Forest

Episode 019 – The Hawk of Achill
Aired October 25, 2008

In this story, which is part 2 of the 2-part story of Fintan, we hear how the oldest and greatest Seanachi or storyteller of Ireland, Fintan, meets his end. Before he does however, he meets the world’s oldest Hawk, an old friend never before seen, and they share their life histories.

In this episode, you’ll hear the following tracks from Anne’s albums

“Bridget Cruise” from Haste to the Wedding
“The Seas are Deep” from Mermaids & Mariners
And
“The Golden Castle” from A Light in the Forest

More details about Anne and her albums can be found on her Contributor Page at the Celtic Myth Podshow website.

Sample Anne’s CDs




The Musicians Cooler Podcast

Originating from http://www.musicianscooler.com

The Musicians Cooler Podcast is a weekly podcast to help musicians get more gigs, more fans, and more music sales by harnessing the power of the Internet through relentless marketing, efficient use of music promotion tools, and a driving desire to spread their music to the world.

The Musicians Cooler Concept is simply stated as this:

When you go to a party, there will be that group of musicians in the corner trading advice, stories, and insights into their bands. That group is the Musicians Cooler, and now we have taken that concept of "Trading Advice" to a global level.

Jammin Dave Jackson, a dynamic personality with interesting questions and anecdotes, hosts the podcast. Here’s the info about Anne’s interview with Dave, from the Musicians Cooler website:

Show #208: Getting More Wedding Gigs
Posted August 26, 2008

Today I talk with Anne Roos, who is the author of the book The Musician’s Guide to Brides: How to Make Money Playing Weddings and has a huge amount of experience playing weddings. There are some great tips in the book (and this interview). If you’ve been afraid to play a wedding, this book walks you through the whole process. The tips in the book are great for the music business in general (so if you’re playing clubs, the marketing tips will work for club bookers as much as brides).

Some great points include:

“Showing up late with a great excuse does not equal “on time.”
“It’s all about the bride.”
“Coming up with the right price.”

She has had some fun experiences such as the time someone wanted to hear Chuck Berry’s “My Ding a Ling.” Keep in mind Anne plays the harp.

There are some strange issues with the audio where Anne occasionally drops out. This was a Skype satellite phone issue, but these weren’t anything that stopped us from understanding her main point.

Special thanks to Bob Baker at http://www.thebuzzfactor.com for introducing Anne and Dave.

View Anne’s new book




CD Baby DIY Musician Podcast

The CD Baby DIY Musician Podcast (brain child of Kevin Breuner) is just another way for like minded musicians to reach out and share their experiences, tips, know-how, mishaps and mistakes with a global community that is no longer limited by time and place, age or experience. iTunes voted the CD Baby DIY Musician Podcast the best of 2007 podcasts.

Kevin interviewed Anne in an episode that aired on August 1, 2008. Here is the show info:

Episode 030 : Anne Roos - How to Make Money Playing Weddings


Making a living as a full-time musician is a dream-come-true for most of us. But many artists are so busy looking for their ‘big break’ they forget to consider the more common and obvious sources of income in their own community. Anne Roos is a Celtic harpist who has made a successful career in playing weddings. She entered the field as a novice and learned a lot along the way. She’s recently wrote a book called “The Musician’s Guide to Brides: How to Make Money Playing Weddings” published by Hal Leonard. You’ll be surprised at how much there is to know about this profession. Join Kevin and Anne as they explore the ins and outs of playing and profiting in the wedding business.

View Anne’s new book



KDVS Radio Interview

Anne is interviewed in a live radio broadcast from KDVS Radio, 90.3 FM, Davis, California. Bill Wagman chats with Anne on his Saturday Morning Folk Show, February 17, 2007. The sound clip is about 20 minutes in length, so sit back and relax as you listen to her music, hear about why Anne got into playing the harp, how she went about recording her projects, and more.

Special thanks to Bill Wagman and KDVS Radio. Visit their website at www.kdvs.org.


Channel 8 Video Interview

Anne appears live on the Daybreak Show on KOLO TV, News Channel 8, the ABC affiliate in Reno, Nevada. Aired on the first day of summer, June 21, 2006, Carlos Faura interviews Anne about how brides can go about selecting their music. You’ll also see a clip of Anne playing Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel.

Special thanks go to Jennifer Rogers, Carlos Faura, Danita Cohen, and the entire Daybreak crew. Click here to discover more information about the Daybreak Show: www.kolotv.com/daybreak.


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