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A Brief Bio
Singer and harper Margaret Davis inspires her audiences with her heartfelt, evocative renderings of the music of the Medieval troubadours and Celtic bards. Margaret grew up in Illinois, where she received degrees in Music and French from Knox College, sang in several vocal ensembles, studied flute, and led the recorder ensemble. She came to California to pursue graduate study in French and Provençal Medieval literature and song, after which she studied voice for nine years with internationally recognized voice teacher Lillian Loran, recorder with Eileen Hadidian, and harp with Cheryl Ann Fulton and Diana Stork. Margaret performed for six years as lead vocalist and harper with the Medieval band Gai Saber and appeared as vocal soloist with the Renaissance music ensemble The Brass Menagerie. A life-long interest in the music of her Scots Celtic ancestry led to her work with the Celtic bands Magic Fire and Four Shillings Short.
Margaret currently leads Celtic/Early Music ensemble Brocelïande, performs with Celtic rock band Avalon Rising, and co-runs Flowinglass Music with her husband, singer/guitarist Kristoph Klover.
She has performed internationally at festivals, clubs, universities, conventions, and live on the radio. Margaret has recorded 5 CDs and her music has also been featured on educational CD-ROMS, on computer games, in videos, and is widely broadcast on traditional and Internet radio stations. Her Medieval and Celtic songs have charted in the top 10 in the Medieval and Celtic genres at mp3.com, and have been featured in compilations of women Celtic singers.
In addition to her musical career, Margaret is also an accomplished artist, whose illuminated Medieval-style calligraphy can be viewed and purchased on-line. She has contributed many illustrations to Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine