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‘Clair de Lune,’comprises harpist Michael Johnson, Megan Kenny on flute and Violinist, Matthew Arnold. Their concerts are always musically haunting, lyrical and soulful and sometimes jaunty and percussive. While these three talented musicians have played in many classical ensembles, their skills have been equally utilized within Celtic folk, pop, rock and jazz.

Michael Johnson has been performing around Australia for nearly thirty years. He has played alongside a diverse range of performers such as Kate Ceberano, Judy Jacques, James Morrison, Christine Sullivan, Suzanne Johnston, Graham Goble and The Australian and Victorian Welsh Male choirs. Michael is resident harpist for the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

Megan Kenny has been a professional flautist for the past 20 years. She has toured with the UK, Europe and Asia. She has performed with many orchestras including Melbourne Symphony and Opera Orchestra of South Australia. While mainly working in orchestras and chamber ensembles, Megan has had much experience popular artists such as Margaret Urlich and Kate Ceberano.

Matthew Arnold was born in Melbourne to a musical family. Travelling the globe, his life experiences have greatly influenced his place in the musical world. He has been performing professionally for over twenty years. His violin playing sits equally well within swing, celtic folk, Indian ragas with a touch of Grapelli and Reinhardt thrown in for good measure. His unique improvational style has grabbed the attention of many well known artist such as Judy Small, Kavisha Mazzella, Debra Byrne, Joe Dolci, The great chefs of Europe and Tim Finn

Michael , Megan & Matthew are three of Australia’s finest instrumentalists and have performed in many major concert venues and festivals throughout the country.. They perform a broad repetoire of original and traditional compositions, drawing influences from Ireland, Spain, the Renaissance and the classical tradition. Their music has been heard by many Australian audiences at sell out concerts and has gained a large following both here and overseas.

Check out our five piece ensemble..Light of the Moon with David Jones, Evri Evripidou and Matthew Arnold

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