Thomas "Doc" Grauzer

Thomas "Doc" Grauzer

 Austin, Texas, USA

Traditional Celtic harp music of Ireland, Scotland and Wales, Medieval and Renaissance tunes with storytelling and historical anecdotes gratuitously thrown in. Available for weddings, parties special events of all descriptions and general merriment! I am also available to teach.


I am a harper and storyteller of the Irish tradition. I am fascinated with the traditional harp music of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. So I play whatever I feel like playing, generally without the assistance of the demon set list! I like to throw in a bit of historical background, folklore or some weird story between the tunes, because I think it's important to know the story of the music as well as the music itself.

From the moment I first touched an Irish harp in a South Austin pawn shop 21 years ago, I knew that this is what I am here to do.
In this 21st century, I think of myself as a link in a chain of musical and cultural tradition that goes back a thousand years or more.
To that end, I am also available to teach, for those interested in learning for themselves the beauty of Irish harp music.

Previous performance venues include:

With Cantiga and the New World Renaissance Band, Scarborough Faire, 2010
Mother’s CafÊ and Garden, Austin, TX; 1997-Present)
Things Celtic, Austin, TX--numerous (2002-Present)
San Antonio Highland Games (2004, 2006-2008, 2011, 2012)
University of Kansas at Lawrence, Audiobook release of Dr. Stanley Lombardo's Iliad and Odyssey (2006)
Irish Culture Day, Irish Cultural Society of San Antonio (2005, 2007-present)
Council of the Magickal Arts Festivals, Dripping Springs and Flatonia, TX (1994-2002, 2005)
Austin Celtic Festival, Austin, TX (1998-2004, 2006-2012)
Dr. Stanley Lombardo, Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas at Austin, annual Greek Epic Poetry readings (2000-2001, 2003-2012)
The Dog and Duck Pub, St. Patrick's Day Celebration (1995-2003)
Bass Concert Hall, University of Texas at Austin, with The Chieftains, 2001 (finale)
Dragon Dance Festival, Elk Creek, MO (2001)
Dublin Irish Festival, Dublin, OH (1998)
Scarborough Faire, Waxahachie, TX (1997, 2010)
Jubilee College Olde English Faire, Peoria, IL (1997)
Great Lakes Medieval Faire, Rock Creek, OH (1997)
Michigan Renaissance Festival, Holly, MI (1997)
Texas Renaissance Festival, Plantersville, TX (1997)
Cavalier Dayes, Austin, TX (1997)
North Texas Irish Festival, Dallas, TX (1995)
Canterbury Faire, Austin, TX (1994-1996)



But You Don't Look Irish--2001
Infernal Harp Racket--2005

Set List

Composed by Turlough O'Carolan:

Lady Athenry
Blind Mary
George Brabazon, First Air
George Brabazon, Second Air
Maggie Brown's Favourite
Carolan's Farewell to Music
Carolan's Quarrel with the Landlady
Carolan's Receipt for Drinking
Carolan's Welcome
Charles Coote
The Clergy's Lamentation
Madame Cole
John O' Connor
Maurice O' Connor
Bridget Cruise, First Air
Fanny Poer/ Colonel John Irwin
Lady Gethin
Loftus Jones
Lord Inchiquin
Morgan Magan
Eleanor Plunkett
Fairy Court Set (The Fairy Queen/King of the Fairies)
Fanny Poer
Henry MacDermott Roe
Miss MacDermott, or the Princess Royal
Sidhe Beag, Sidhe Mor
Squire Woods' Lamentation on the Refusal of his Halfpence

Amhrán na bhFían (National anthem of Ireland)
An Chúilfhionn
An Fáinne Geal an Lá (Dawning of the Day)
Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through the Night)
Ashokan Farewell
Bonny Portmore
The Crested Hen
The Fairy's Love Song
Farewell to Whiskey
Flight of the Earls/An Fáth mo Bhurthas (The Cause of my