Details on the Harp School classes available through Island Mountain Arts this summer are now up:
The daily schedule, including workshops and all activities has been posted on the site:
The Harp Gathering will take place from May 18-20, 2012 in Archbold, Ohio.
Major props to harpist Alex Bigney for giving the pedal harp a truly Celtic voice. Every other time I’ve heard Celtic music played on pedal harp it either sounded stilted or over-played. This set rocks!
Legends of the Celtic Harp: Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne, and Aryeh Frankfurter. Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, CA. More clips of the concert can be found @ PatrickBall1
One of the world’s great folk harp pioneers, still going strong. And that harp is simply amazing. If you want to hear all the truly unique sounds Alan Stivell can get a harp to make, go out and buy one of his CD’s. You won’t regret it.
From Mary Muckle, via the OntarioHarps list:
January 28, 2012
SAINT BRIGID’S EVE
A Celtic music performance in celebration of the female patron saint of Ireland.
7:30pm, SAINT BRIGID’S CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, 310 Patrick St., entrance on Cumberland St.
The concert features MARY MUCKLE, harp & voice; KIRSTEN CARLSON, flute; THE OTTAWA YOUTH HARP ENSEMBLE under the direction of Mary Muckle, and the vocal trio DAUGHTERS OF BRIEN. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 613-144-7373
The 2012 Dates and Info for the Goderich Celtic College & Celtic Roots Festival are up early this year! Both Kim Robertson and Sharlene Wallace will be there, along with a ton of other amazing Celtic and folk musicians.
Schedules and other updates will be posted on their main site, so keep an eye on http://www.celticfestival.ca/
If you’re on Facebook, you can visit the Celtic Roots Festival Facebook page here.
Goderich was hard hit by a tornado in 2011, and is still rebuilding, so they can use all the help you can give. Information on donations and volunteer efforts can be found here.
Amazing Grace and Auld Lang Syne on Celtic Harp, by JaimeeLeighJ
More lovely videos of Sharlene’s playing on her YouTube channel.
Robin Ward playing Lady Iveah (T. Connellan) and The Hawke of Baayshannon (T. O’Carolan), on the clarsach (traditional wire harp).