"Harpist Catrin Finch takes a musical journey to discover the ancient and fascinating history of the harp in Wales and the world, with interviews and performances from internationally-renowned guests including Alan Stivell, Carlos Orosco, Alemu Aga, Isabelle Perrin and Elinor Bennett." (courtesy of BBC4 and SkitlerRemix).
What: Ottawa Harp Concert November 3, 2012
Who: Lucile Hildesheim, Gordon Johnston, Acacia Lyra and Zephyr Harps
Place: St. John the Evangelist (154 Somerset West at Elgin Street)
Time: 7:30 pm / Tickets: $20
Reception following the concert
Exhibit tables of harp accessories will be in place. This concert will formally kick off the Northern Lights Harp Fest scheduled for October 2013. Registration will begin soon with a Christmas special in December. The line-up of presenters for the fest will be announced at intermission.
Info courtesy of Joanne Griffin.
Park Stickney doing what he does best: Jazz, baby! With Frédéric Folmer on bass, and Raùl Esmerode on percussion, Geneva 2008.
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!
Harpo Marx performing Guardian Angels (a piece he wrote) in 1945, from the movie War Bond Drive. The sound is a bit muddy, but still worth it for the rare chance to hear Harpo playing something he composed himself.
The force is indeed strong with this one. Benjamin is now a teenager, performing internationally. You can visit his channel here.
Along with his inimitable charm, Harpo Marx had truly mad harp skillz – and, hands down, the best comedic timing of any harpist to date.
Harpo Marx playing Liszt’s 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody, 1946.