Hey look! An electric harp performance by someone other than Deborah Henson-Conant or those creepy blond twins. If you’re not a fan of atmospheric electronica, don’t worry – some nice tight Celtic playing kicks in pretty quickly after the introduction. You can find out more about Duo Descofar via their website; they’re also on Facebook. (Main Vimeo channel here.)
More mad lever-harp skills on display. Some beautiful playing by Lina Bellard at the Concours de Harpe, Lorient.
Great arrangement, stellar playing. And she flips levers like a boss. I won’t be buying a newsprint dress anytime soon (awesome though hers is), but this has definitely inspired me to get back to some of my more jazzy repertoire.
You can find out more about Tamsin via her website: http://www.tamsindearnley.co.uk/
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!
I feel like I should have heard of this group before now. Such a great idea! I wish I was in a populated enough area to start something like this. The mission of the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble is “to deliver quality musical instruction on the harp, develop music reading skills and musicianship to at-risk, urban youth.” You can visit their official website at http://www.urbanharp.org/.
Here are some members of the group playing “What a Wonderful World” (the sound is a bit fuzzy but it’s still way cool):
Music to listen to by the fire while the snow whirls outside.
Harp & Arr. by Lee Che-Yi.
Harp & Soul doing a great mash-up of Come Together & We Will Rock You at Crocodile Shibuya. Visit harperkaoru’s channel to see more live tunes.
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.
Some fine playing by Corrina Hewat, performing a jig she wrote for Martyn Bennett (2006).