Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter
“Celtic Harps, Rare Instruments & Wondrous Stories”
A Benefit for Long Tom Watershed Council and ART-Inc
Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter perform with two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Cittern and more. The audience will hear Traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland as well as heartwarming original compositions. They will present an enchanting blend of music and tales from their adventures as modern day troubadours.
On Friday evening, July 28th, the Festival will present a special concert to benefit Long Tom Watershed Council. The Council will introduce their new Executive Director, Steve Dear. Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter will present “Celtic Harps, Rare Instruments & Wondrous Stories” beginning at 7 pm. Doors will open at 6 pm and there will be refreshments available for purchase. Tickets are a suggestion donation of $20 (12 and under free)
The Long Tom Watershed Council is a community nonprofit with the mission of helping the community implement voluntary solutions to improve the water quality, habitat, and watershed health. Our work includes implementing restoration projects with willing landowners, collecting and sharing scientific data, and providing education and outreach opportunities for our community. We work in and along streams and rivers and in rare habitats like oak, prairie and wetlands. We work in both urban and rural areas, utilizing the collective wisdom of our community members. We serve and partner with private and public landowners, Tribes, community organizations, agricultural and forestry interests, businesses, and anyone who is invested in the health of the Long Tom Watershed.
About the new Executive Director, Steve Dear
Steve Dear has dedicated his career to working collaboratively to advance the missions of national, statewide, and local nonprofit organizations focused on community organizing around environmental and social justice issues.
Steve led teams that provided organizing and technical assistance among historically and racially segregated and underserved Southern rural communities and local and state governments, resulting in $58 million in desperately needed water, wastewater, and solid waste infrastructure projects. He wrote a book on alternative wastewater technologies for leaders of small communities, and he has worked as a newspaper reporter.
For the past eight years, Steve and his spouse have lived in the woods of the foothills of the Coast Range near the banks of the Upper Long Tom. He has been deeply involved in Eugene and Lane County community affairs and has served on a variety of water and environment-related commissions and boards. Steve enjoys playing guitar and drums in bands and helping their dog Joe explore Oregon’s coast and mountains.