Harp Chronicles - Volume 1: The Secret Bride - Lest the Harp Strings Unravel (1994-1996)
Be transported to a distant time and place filled with levity, solace and repose. 21 enchanting traditional and contemporary Celtic airs are presented, each originally arranged and interpreted for Celtic folk harp with light self-accompaniment on acoustic instruments such as violin, viola, cello and guitar. Timeless, evocative, hauntingly plaintive and penetratingly beautiful.
A re-publication of my earliest work from 1994-1996, this CD contains beautiful, simple yet evocative Celtic melodies and airs. Romantic, tranquil, hauntingly plaintive, the music is great for relaxation, contemplation and quiet times. It is the one most often used by massage therapists to create a quiet, calming atmosphere for their practice and the lullaby-like character of the music also makes it a popular choice for parents looking for music to gently soothe their children (and themselves) to sleep. If you are looking for a great soothing and relaxation CD, this is it.
Please note: This CD was recorded using a 26-string Celtic harp which is slightly smaller than the one I currently use.
“Deeply emotive ... masterfully played. This music withstands the test of time, touching the heartstrings of the listener centuries after it was written” - Body, Mind, Spirit Magazine.
1. Ta Mi Mo Shui (I am Sitting)
2. The Selchie
4. Lude's Supper/The Broomielaw
5. The Foggy Dew/Nonsesuch
6. Sheebeg Sheemore
7. The Secret Bride
8. The Pearl
9. Clergy's Lamentation/Song of the Water Kelpie - mp3
10. Give Me Your Hand
11. Star of the County Down/O'Carolan's Cottage
12. Southwind/Planxty Fanny Power
14. Planxty IngerMarie
Program length: 76 minutes 16 seconds
To hear more excerpts of this album click here: Harp Chronicles Volume 1. You will see little musical notes to the right of each song. Click on the notes and hear a clip of the song.