The Butterfly - Artist's Biography

Shelley Phillips Winds & Celtic Harp

Shelley has a Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She plays and tours with The Anjali Quartet and The Coulter/Phillips Ensemble, performs as a duo with her husband, Barry Phillips, sings Shape Note music, and is currently collaborating with Rumi translator and poet Coleman Barks.

Shelley has appeared on many recordings on the Gourd music label, including her solo albums The Fairie Round and Pavane. She also has recorded music of the Shakers and produced a benefit album, Verdant Groves, for the Shaker village museums.

In addition to performing and recording, Shelley works as a music director within the Episcopalian church and is the founder and executive director of Community Music School of Santa Cruz, where she runs Celtic Camps for children and teens, concerts, workshops, and other programs.

She lives on the foggy California coast with her husband Barry and three very spoiled cats.

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