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The Peregrinnatti

Harpist and Storyteller of Scripture

Harpist and Storyteller, Steve and Shirley Rees of the Peregrinnatti travel from place to place helping to build "Echad" (Unity) in the body of Messiah. The name “Peregrinnatti” comes from early Celtic pilgrims or missionaries that journeyed from place to place sharing the gospel story.  Like our ancient, missionary brethren we seek to honor this tradition of traveling from place to place sharing the gospel, through the art of storytelling and harping. In some small way, we hope to revive this age-old practice of presenting scripture so people may experience the old, familiar narratives with new life, understanding, and clarity. It is our hope and prayer that you will be impacted positively by these slices of life that we share with you.

Our Story

On Memorial weekend of 1992, Shirley met her Savior, Yashua haMashiach (Jesus Christ), up close and personal; was filled with the indwelling presence of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit); and her life was forever changed! It quickly became her life’s passion to communicate to the world the life-changing reality of a personal encounter with the King of Kings, Yashua. Shirley brings her wonderful talents as a dramatic storyteller to present the Gospel stories in a vivid colorful portrayal that many people say “it was like watching a movie!”

In 1998 Steve built a small harp to see if he could master the instrument and thus began his now 2-decade love affair with the harp.  By 2001 he was taking the harp into the hospital to play for his patients who were on dialysis. As a Registered Nurse, he began to notice the beneficial physiological effects of the music on the patients as they listened to the calming music. Noting a specific scripture in 1 Samuel that described David playing the harp and the music causing a “troubling spirit” to depart King Saul, Steve began to wonder if there might be a connection between the Psalms that King David would later write, and what that music might have sounded like. In 2006, he began to study how there might be a connection between the Hebrew text of the Psalms of David and musical notes that might give clues to how David’s music might have sounded.

Now 12 years later Steve has recorded more than 10 CDs and continues to work with the music of the Psalms of David as related to the Hebrew text. Steve and Shirley travel extensively in the USA and internationally and give musical performances, stories and lectures to share the joy of the “Harp and Story” ministry.

spend time with us...

We invite you to spend some time with the stories of scripture and the music of the Psalms of David presented by The Peregrinnatti –YHVH’S Minstrels - Harpist and Storyteller, Steve and Shirley Rees. Come be drawn and changed through the renewing of your mind by the Holy Spirit as you find yourself, through the stories, walking the dusty paths with Yashua and those that walked with Him.