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This piece gains a whole different voice when played on harp, but is, I think, equally majestic in its own right. Performed by Amy Turk.
Some lovely playing here:
Haley Hewitt performs on the Celtic Harp in New Salem, MA on June 18 at 7:30 pm at the 1794 Meetinghouse, North Quabbin’s Performing Arts Center. Adults $10. Call 1-413-335-3489 or go to http://www.1794meetinghouse.org for more info.
Harp Cover with Loop Station, by harpist Viviane Nüscheler.
Apologies for the lack of posts these last few months, real life got in the way. More news and links to come, but in the meantime, here are three featured Canadian harpists in the news and in concert:
Harpist revives old ways in the new world from Annapolis County shop (article on luthier Timothy Habinski)
Live at The Record Collector, July 2011. “Something” cover arranged and performed by Erin Hill.
Some great high energy playing here (made to look effortless of course), with some impressively subtle dance moves to go along with.
According to the Harp Spectrum,
“In the 20th century, a new demand arose for a national instrument rooted in ancient times, yet still contemporary. In 1964, Konghou was revived in Shenyang, China, and during the 1980s several musical instrument factories in China began to design and produce a new type of Konghou combining the Guzhang (koto, like a movable-bridge zither), Pipa (lute) and Qin (mandolin), and utilizing the modern technology of the pedal harp.”