"It is always exciting when two excellent harpers combine forces to play as a duo. The very essence of harp music is the ringing of strings, and the natural harmonics that develop through the vibrations. If done properly, this can be enhanced greatly by the use of harps with distinctive voices. Deborah Friou and Julia Lane (of Castlebay) have accomplished this beautifully with their new collection of winter holiday traditional music from the British Isles."
- Jo Morrison
Julia Lane and Deborah Friou met for tea one afternoon in 1998. Soon they were sharing harp tunes and for several years performed a summer concert and yuletide concerts at various locations in Maine. They were also featured performers at the Somerset Folk Harp Festival in 2002. Julia and Deborah collaborated on a recording and book of Yuletide harp duets titled Yuletide Treasure, where they join talents for the unique sound of two harps together.