A harp flash mob… nah, that just doesn’t sound right! Far too relaxing to be a mob. A delight, maybe? This one took place in Leerdam in August of this year.
Friday, September 7th:
Olov Johansson & Catriona McKay
Chief O’Neill’s 3471 N. Elston, Chicago IL 60618, 773-583-3066
$20 admission at the door.
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Ceolwind Productions presents: The traditional music of Scotland and Sweden, woven together by these two highly acclaimed and talented musicians: Olov Johansson and Catriona McKay – Swedish Nyckelharpa & Scottish Harp
Both traditional as well as newly composed music from Scotland and Sweden, performed beautifully in this new unique harp-duo by these awarded harpers. Catriona was appointed “Instrumentalist of the year” at “Scots Trad Music Awards 2007” Olov became “World champion in Nyckelharpa” in Österbybruk 1990. Olov is also a founding member in the Swedish folk band “Väsen”.
Come catch this one-of-a-kind performance: the very first stop on their tour of the states together!
This is a Ceolwind Productions concert. For more info on the artists and the event please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come early and enjoy the wonderful food! For dinner reservations and to reserve your seat at the concert, please call Chief O’Neill’s at 773-583-3066.
The regular Ottawa harp circle is back! Schedule & info below, courtesy of Joanne Griffin.
Sunday, September 30
Sunday, October 21
Sunday, November 25
Sunday, December 16 Special program with Janice Parton
Sunday, January 27
Sunday, February 24
Sunday, March 31
Sunday, April 28
(Summary – the last Sunday of every month until April, except for October and December)
TIME: 12:30 arrival, 1pm start (prompt)
WHERE: library of Oakpark Retirement Community, 2 Valour Drive Ottawa, ON K1K 1K1 (613) 260-7144
BRING: harp, music stand, tuners and tuning keys, music: Finale, Northern Lights International Collection. Books will be available for sale at each circle.
– to have fun
– to make friends
– to share musical ideas
– to solve harp related problems
– to encourage each other
– to play together as an ensemble
– to have opportunities to play solo
All ages and ability levels are welcome.
Contact: Joanne Griffin at joanne.griffin @ rogers.com (minus the spaces)
Some fine playing by Corrina Hewat, performing a jig she wrote for Martyn Bennett (2006).
Park Stickney doing what he does best: Jazz, baby! With Frédéric Folmer on bass, and Raùl Esmerode on percussion, Geneva 2008.
A truly rockin’ set on Scottish harp and Shetland fiddle. The track is “Isflak” off the CD “White Nights”. Check out the lever arrangement on Catriona’s harp. More videos here.
One of my favourite harpers of all time. Anyone who says the folk harp is limited has never seen him play.
Super groovy improv, guaranteed to brighten up your day. Via alizbar (Hungary). Sorry, not much info included with this one.