“Sahra is one of those rare musicians that belongs in the tradition, yet sounds very fresh at the same time. Her music is effortless, natural, and is imbued with her lovely spirit.”
~ Brian Pickell, Musician/Composer, Paris, Ontario _________________________________________________________
Sahra Featherstone plays with style and taste and contributes her talent and musicianship to many different styles of traditional and contemporary music. Her technique on the Celtic harp is unique and personal, and her arrangements are tasteful and elegant. Having a strong sense of improvisation, she is often sought-after for studio and session work.
In recognition of her accomplishments, she was honoured with the Auleen Theriault Young Tradition Award in 2001 at the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival. In 2003 Sahra released her first album of mainly solo harp, but also featuring other artists such as Don Ross, Oliver Schroer and David Woodhead. Sahra's natural talent and integrity shine through on this recording.
In 2003, Sahra co-founded the band Fig for a Kiss with fellow multi-instrumentalists Duncan Cameron (Tamarack, The Pierre Schryer Band) and Joe Phillips (Thunder Bay Symphony, The Pierre Schryer Band). In 2006 they received a Canadian Folk Music nomination for Best Instrumental Group with their album Fallen Leaf.
"Irish traditional tunes and songs arranged with imagination and delivered with lyricism and understated power. [Fig for a Kiss was] a huge hit at the 2002 Weekend in Paris!”
~ Charlie Cares, Artistic Director of Weekend in Paris
“Upon meeting Sahra Featherstone for the first time, I realized that I had stumbled upon one of the new crop of super-talented acoustic musicians. She's equally adept at a number of instruments, but I first had the pleasure of hearing Sahra play the harp. I know now that her skills as a fiddle player, flutist, harpist (and Lord knows what else!) all feed each other. She has a great ear, a wonderful musical intuition, and flawless chops. What a find!”
~ Don Ross, Canadian Fingerstyle Guitarist & Composer
“Sahra Featherstone represents the quintessential Celtic voice for any gathering. This talented individual expresses herself through her music and her harp. Sahra is personable, innovative, marketable and above all musical.”
~ Pierre Schryer, Celtic Fiddler, Northern Ontario
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