This piece can be found on Cynthia’s CD ‘Alchemy of a Rose’ (which I highly recommend). Not only is Cynthia an extremely accomplished wire harp player, she has also put out several excellent method & repertoire books for wire harp. You can visit her website at cynthiacathcart.net
I just can’t get enough of these kids. Although it’s hard to find YouTube videos of them with any kind of decent sound quality (believe it or not, this is one of the better ones). One of my favourite performances of theirs is a street performance of Video Killed the Radio Star that we posted earlier here. The official Wrong Trousers MySpace page can be found here.
Grainne Hambly and William Jackson. Presented by the Blue Ridge Irish Music School on Saturday March 31st, 2007. The music is lovely; although it’s too bad you can’t see Grainne’s hands when she’s playing. Warning: Occasional shaky cam action.
Update February 2009: Found a version of this concert on YouTube, so I was able to embed it below. Enjoy!
Playing two harps at once is quite a feat; but doing it well is even more impressive. You can learn more about Vincenzo Zitello by visiting his website: http://www.vincenzozitello.it
Harpo Marx playing Liszt’s 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody, 1946.
Update Feb. ’09: Also found this version on YouTube; enjoy!
The sound quality isn’t ideal, but it’s a wonderfully unique use of the instruments, and the kids do a really good job (somewhat strained vocals at the end not withstanding).
On a slightly weirder note, there’s harptallica.com – harp duet versions of 10 Metallica songs, coming soon to a CD near you (be afraid… be very afraid).