Some great high energy playing here (made to look effortless of course), with some impressively subtle dance moves to go along with.
Sarah Deere-Jones, playing a duet for wind and Celtic Harp. Recorded at Castlerigg Stone Circle, Cumbria.
O’Carolan’s Dream, played by Mark Harmer.
I’m off to play a house concert tonight, and then a relaxed ceili with musical friends next weekend. Feels good to be getting back into the Celtic zone again!
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.
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
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.
One of my favourite tunes. TinWhistler playing with Ulli from Germany.