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Silver String: Music and Imagery of the Scottish Harp
     

The Silver String: Music and Imagery of the Scottish Harp

by Alison Kinnaird
 
The Silver String shows that there's more to Alison Kinnaird than music. Along with the CD there's also a DVD detailing her exquisite work with glass (there's also footage of her playing both harp and cello). The CD illustrates the breadth of her musical abilities. Featuring her on three different kinds of harp -- the

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The Silver String shows that there's more to Alison Kinnaird than music. Along with the CD there's also a DVD detailing her exquisite work with glass (there's also footage of her playing both harp and cello). The CD illustrates the breadth of her musical abilities. Featuring her on three different kinds of harp -- the gut-string, the clarsach, and the most remarkable bray harp -- on a mix of traditional and original material. She's helped out by a couple of members of the Battlefield Band, along with Ann Heyman, who often plays harp with her, and vocalist Christine Primrose. Certainly the most interesting piece is her own "Psalmsong," a recent composition for an art installation where Kinnaird plays the glass to unusual effect. It all adds to the album's diversity and beauty. The focus is very much on the traditional, however, and Kinnaird brings a full quarter-century of experience as a Scots harpist to bear on the material, giving each tune a jewel-like, thoughtful setting. A wonderful disc indeed.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2004
Label:
Temple Records
UPC:
0096045209621
catalogNumber:
2096
Rank:
187448

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Performance Credits

Alison Kinnaird   Primary Artist,Cello,Harp,Vocals,celtic harp,Clarsach,Gut String Harp
Mike Katz   Human Whistle
Robin Morton   Concertina,Bodhran
Christine Primrose   Vocals
Ann Heymann   Clarsach
Charlie Heymann   Trombone
Alasdair White   Fiddle,Human Whistle

Technical Credits

Alison Kinnaird   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes
Mike Katz   Whistle
Robin Morton   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Christine Primrose   Arranger
Ann Heymann   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Alasdair White   Arranger,Whistle
Simon Hollington   Cover Design

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