Tania Opland and Mike Freeman – The Masterharper of Pern


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Tania Opland, Mike Freeman & Anne McCaffrey create the music of Pern, the setting of many of McCaffrey’s best-selling books.

“Anne McCaffrey contacted us when she began writing Masterharper Robinton’s life story. She wanted to include some of his music in the book, and asked if we would write it. Through a series of unfortunate circumstances, the book was published without the music. But meanwhile, the concept had grown from a handful of tunes to a full 50 minute CD of songs and instrumentals, using Anne’s lyrics from the original Pern books, plus some expanded lyrics that she wrote specially for this project.”

The musical interpretation draws on many cultures and eras, and features a wide range of stringed, wind and percussion instruments, vocals, and beautiful production.

Tania Opland: vocals, guitar, violin, recorders, hammered dulcimer, keyboards, Kiowa (Native American) flute
Mike Freeman: guitars, vocals, djembe, darabouka, cymbals, snare, timpani, frame drums, various other percussion

Additional voices: Hilary Spencer (U.K.), Brian Bedford (U.K.), William Pint (U.S.A.), Alicia Healey (U.S.A.)

Harp: Madeleine Doherty (Irela


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Weight 3.2 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5.5 × .25 in


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The Masterharper of Pern


Tania Opland and Mike Freeman

Southern Fried Filk Charity Effort

Filker and actor Michael Liebmann passed away on July 26, 2016, due to complications from surgery. He was a native New Yorker who had lived in New York, in California and finally in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a graduate of California State University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Business Administration (Accounting suboption). He worked as a legal secretary. He was also a veteran, having served in the United States Navy from 1979 to 1984.

Additionally, he was instrumental in starting GAFilk, a filking convention in the Atlanta area which has been going on since 1999, and he was known as a vendor of filk and Celtic music at local highland games and Celtic festivals.

Read an interview with him here (click!).

Items sold here have part of their proceeds donated to the American Brain Tumor Association, which has been helping people fight brain cancer since 1973.

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