Lisa Wynn, Celtic Harp
Lisa Wynn, composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, has been playing the Celtic Harp since 2002. With her harp she focuses primarily on therapeutic music (playing for patients at the bedside) and contemplative music (such as Taizé services or labyrinth walks). As part of the Harp and Wind duo, Lisa collaborates with Dennis Laughlin, a Native American Flute player, for various contemplative offerings. Lisa has sung in civic choirs all over the United States but retired from classical singing to focus on directing the SpiritSong Threshold Singers, who are volunteers who sing at the bedside of hospice patients.
In her retirement, when she’s not doing something musical, Lisa is a part-time Pastor for the West Point Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and also offers spiritual direction. Lisa is a retired oncology nurse with over 35 years of healthcare-related experience. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree, a certificate in Spiritual Direction through the HeartPaths Spirituality Center in Oklahoma City, is certified as a Clinical Musician through the Harp for Healing program, and is a licensed minister in the state of Oklahoma. Lisa is married to Steve Wynn, who is retired from the Air Force, and they have two children and five grandchildren.
Dennis Laughlin, Native American Flute
Dennis Laughlin discovered the Native American and Native American Style flutes in 2005. He has since developed a passion for sharing the soothing, peaceful sounds of his instruments with others. He has performed at festivals, worship services, memorial services, weddings, and funerals throughout Oklahoma and beyond. In 2016 he and Lisa Wynn, a Celtic Harp player, had their first opportunity to collaborate. As often happens, life got in the way and greatly limited their opportunity to work closely together until December of 2019, when they formed Harp and Wind.
Dennis follows traditional Native American Flute playing that relies less on formal musical training and more on engaging emotion, expression and improvisation. He is currently enrolled in the Clinical Musician Certification Program to further enable him to use his music in therapeutic activities and settings. Dennis is widowed and lives in an historic home in Guthrie, Oklahoma.
We are happy to play at any venue that is interested in contemplative-style music. Some examples include outdoor events, restaurants, art galleries.
Our music is well-suited for many types of church services, especially special services that are more on the contemplative side, such as Blue Christmas, or Maundy Thursday services.
You may request that we play for your loved one at the bedside. Music has power to heal the soul, and is especially comforting during our transition from this life to the next.
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We are available to play in and around the Oklahoma City metro area