About Molly Bauckham

I am a Celtic harpist (or harper, if you prefer) and singer who performs in the Seattle, Washington area. My repertoire includes a variety of traditional music as well as some classical and contemporary pieces. As a harpist I have performed in various shows and venues in the Pacific Northwest since 2001. I was lucky enough to be featured on two tracks of Eric Miller's debut album "There Is Nothing For You Here". I have a YouTube channel, and my videos have, to date, attracted over 140,000 views. People have been almost unfailingly kind in their comments, some of which are listed below (click on the asterisks to go to the relevant video).  I was a featured "cultural guest" on two segments of the Children's Music Foundation's "First Note" music education curriculum, demonstrating the Celtic harp and mountain dulcimer.

I have been playing the harp since 1998, and singing for most of my life. I was born in Stanford, California; grew up in California and Hawaii; attended college in Eugene, Oregon; and have spent my adult life in Oregon and Washington. I have a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon's Clark Honors College; however, upon graduation I decided to focus on my love of singing and playing instruments instead of pursuing a theatrical career. I have had some wonderful performance experiences in my life; in 1993, during my senior year in high school, I performed in Hawaii's statewide Brown Bags to Stardom talent competition and was awarded First Prize Vocal and the Grand Prize Overall. While living in Ashland, Oregon after college, I provided the singing voice of Princess Roxanne in the film "The Ruby Princess Runs Away".

Comments and Reviews:

"I attended the gala grand opening on Friday night of "Re-Unite," and felt very privileged to be invited to share in the celebration. The lengthy revue had many a highlight, but one would be unreasonable not to acknowledge the exceptional talents of Casey Kalmenson (Class of '06) and Mollie Bauckham (Class of '93). Both appeared in several stage pieces throughout the show, but my two favorites were Kalmenson's performance of her original song, "Maureen," and Bauckham's solo performance of "Songbird," written by Christine McVie with self accompaniment on the harp." --Michael Pulliam, The Maui News

"Molly's got a lovely, light touch on the harp and her voice rides a great line between classically trained and folk-informed." --Devon Leger, Hearth Music

"Molly’s clear soprano voice blends well with her enchanting sparse harp accompaniments. She has a trained voice and enunciates clearly so that every word is understood. Her songs and tunes reflect an appreciation of and respect for traditional Celtic music." --Stewart Hendrickson, Pacific NW Folklore Society

"Molly Bauckham's new recording, Maid On The Shore, is a rare treasure of soaring angelic vocals, enchanting harp music, and a selection of material that is warmly, hauntingly familiar, yet still fresh." --Pamela Burdwell, Victory Music

"...a perfect pairing of Molly's unpretentious voice with beautiful harp accompaniment that is never busy or overdone." --Brook Boddie, The Folk Harp Journal

"Molly sings like a slightly naughty angel." --Jemiah Jefferson, Author

"Classy and memorable."

"…a rare gem amongst the mostly trinkets found on YT." **

"Your hands dance with your voice." **

"Marvelous, enthralling, unearthly, enchanting! I'm going to see how long it takes for the 'Play' button to wear out." **

"Would bring tears to a glass eye! thanks!" **