Some lovely playing here:
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.”
According to Stef Conner’s website:
“The Flood’ is a creative collaboration between Stef Conner, Andy Lowings (instrument-builder, harpist and creator of the Gold Lyre of Ur Project) and Mark Harmer (sound engineer, producer and harpist). Based on Mesopotamian texts from as early as the 4th millennium BC and composed for voice and the Lyre of Ur (a reconstructed 4500-year-old instrument excavated in the early 20th century from the Royal Graves at Ur), the album is the first ever CD of new music sung entirely in Sumerian and Babylonian.”
Sarah Deere-Jones, playing a duet for wind and Celtic Harp. Recorded at Castlerigg Stone Circle, Cumbria.
It’s pieces like this that make me wish I had a pedal harp.