Benjamin Creighton Griffiths
Deborah Henson-Conant
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While Benjamin has received an amazing amount of support from professional harpists across the world one name that sticks out is Deborah Henson-Conant because if she had not written New Blues Benjamin may not have been so desperate to learn the harp.

After hearing about Benjamin's 2002 concert for BBC Children in Need Deborah sent 4 signed CD albums for the raffle together with a lovely letter and a signed poster for Benjamin. Deborah also helped Ben by mentioning his CD in her Newsletter.

Benjamin and Deborah had been exchanging e-mail ever since and eventually met for the first time in April 2006 at the Wales International Festival.

Benjamin had taken a workshop with Deborah which he thought was fantastic. Then the following day he found out that as one of the competition winnershe was invited to perform at the start of Deborah's concert, this was a great honour but more was to come ..... During the interval we went back stage to collect Benjamin's harp and Deborah said - "Hey, we have not played New Blues together" so they had a jam during the interval. Then Deborah said - "That was great, let's do it again during the concert!"

 
Deborah & Benjamin playing New Blues
 
Deborah & Benjamin after the performance
 
Deborah Henson-Conant
 
CD: Just for you CD: Altered Ego CD: The Frog Princess CD: The Celtic Album
Just for you Altered Ego The Frog Princess The Celtic Album
GC 99_009 GC 98-006-CD GC 00-010 GC 98-007-CD
Please visit Deborah's web site at www.hipharp.com
Letter
Poster
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Updated April 2006
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