Mair Rathburn - vocalist/harpist

To Mair Rathburn

May the music of your tender harp,
Echo through the sweet green grass
May it warm the season's heart,
And let it last
May the willow trees sway to the music
Let the sun rise and set
May this music last forever
May it dip in the swamps and lakes
without getting sorrow, soggy or wet.

- Manon, age 9

(Thank you, dear Mandy!)

I'm still giddy from your Singing Strings concert. The variety of selections, close harmonies, the flute soaring overhead into the ceiling - a truly beautiful experience.

Thank you for the hard work and beautiful, moving performance. It was a strong start to the Accord Series.

Your dedication to music is inspiring to me!"

- Kate Cameron, past Dean American Guild of Organists.

One of the joys of Mair's concert was the variety of selections chosen; classical, folk and contemporary. Mair also has a rare gift of engagement. By engagement, I mean an artist who can draw the listener into the music. At SOS the invited artists are selected because they are successful in engaging listeners. Mair does this very well with each genre of music she played at Blessed Sacrament.

- Julie Hudson, Spreckels Organ Society, Trustee

"Yes, Mair was an absolute pleasure to have here at FH and we very much enjoyed both her music and her personable style!! All of our customers were very impressed and enjoyed her performance, and we would highly recommend her to any branch that is looking for a great performer!! :)"

- Molly, librarian for Fletcher Hills Branch Library

Dear Mair,

Thank you so much for your participation in the Memorial Ceremony. Your performance left an unforgettable impression on everyone in attendance. Your gift to the Veterans and their families was priceless and will be remembered for a very long time. Each and every one said how much they enjoyed your performance. It was a very moving ceremony and many a tear was shed.

- Mary Lou Caldwell, Disabled American Veterans

I recently enjoyed a beautiful concert held at our Church featuring Mair Rathburn and friends. The music was absolutely lovely! What a beautiful way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. The two settings of the Ave Maria were especially lovely.

The song choices were inspired and the history of the selections gave an added extra touch. The entire concert delightful! Beautiful!!!!

- Patti Burch, Choir Director (Traditional Choir), Blessed Sacrament Church

Dear Mair,

Thank you very much for the outstanding Sunday afternoon. You and your friends were marvelous. My husband and I... couldn't pass up this opportunity to let you know how very much we enjoyed your music and singing.

Your generosity is truly appreciated.

- Mr and Mrs S, San Diego