Monday, September 17, 2012

The Magic and Allure of the Celtic Harp: Healing and Transformation, Performance and Lecture from Marcie Swift

On Saturday, September 22, the Farmington Libraries will host certified music practitioner, psychologist, and researcher Marcie Swift, for a performance and discussion about the timeless magic, power, and allure of the harp.

This ancient instrument has been used for transformation and transition throughout the world. Come hear the history of this mystical instrument; learn of the modern application of harp therapy to ease pain, stress, depression and illness; hear the many astonishing tales of transformation during harp therapy sessions. Audience members will experience first-hand the soothing tones of the harp, when Marcie plays a wide range of beautiful music, paired with her own improvisations and story-telling. Ease yourself into bliss when Marcie weaves her colorful stories and guided images into the therapeutic massage of the music. Marcie will bring several of her Celtic harps, including her Reverie harp, which each member of the audience may play to experience its wonderful healing vibrations. Marcia also has recorded two CDs, both of which will be available for purchase.

Marcie Swift, M.Ed. NCSP CMP, is a nationally certified school psychologist, certified music practitioner of the harp, and board certified diplomate in behavioral health through the American Association of Integrative Medicine. She provides therapeutic harp music for chemo patients during treatments, and runs support groups for cancer patients, using harp therapy and relaxation therapy at several hospitals. Marcie is the Director of The Swift Center for Learning, LLC, in Simsbury, where she consults with patients on stress relief, pain, insomnia, and depression. For more information about Marcie and her practice, please visit her web site at

This program is free and open to the public and will take place at 2:00 p.m. at the Farmington  main library at 6 Monteith Drive.  Please contact the library to pre-register: 860-673-6791, or visit our web site:

If you have special needs in order to attend this program please contact the library in advance. The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.
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