Celtic Harpestry: A Contemporary Celtic Collection

Celtic Harpestry: A Contemporary Celtic Collection


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A sequel to 1997's Harpestry collection, Celtic Harpestry features exquisite performances from a vast range of artists including the Belfast Harp Orchestra (a group of 20 musicians ranging in age from 11 to 25), Deborah Henson-Conant, Sileas, Rudiger Oppermann and Maire Ni Chathasaigh.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/1998
Label: Philips
UPC: 0731455835120
catalogNumber: 558351
Rank: 72588

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sìleas   Track Performer
Cheryl Ann Fulton   Harp,Track Performer
Deborah Henson-Conant   Track Performer,Electric Harp
Rüdiger Oppermann   Percussion,Harp,Track Performer,Wire-Strung Celtic Harp
Patsy Seddon   Harp,Vocals,Electric Harp
Maire Ni Chathasaigh   Track Performer
Nollaig Casey   Violin
Roy Dodds   Percussion
Mary MacMaster   Harp,Vocals,Wire-Strung Celtic Harp
Paul McCandless   Human Whistle
Chris Newman   Guitar
Tracy Silverman   Violin,Viola
Brendan Monaghan   uillean pipes
Rainer Granzin   Keyboards
Gráinne Hambly   Concertina,Leader
Hannsjörg Scheid   Bass
Claire Shane   Harp
Jennifer Shane   Harp
Belfast Harp Orchestra   Ensemble,Track Performer
Roísín Hambly   Harp
Patrick Davey   Whistle (Instrument),uillean pipes

Technical Credits

Cheryl Ann Fulton   Arranger
Deborah Henson-Conant   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Rüdiger Oppermann   Arranger
Patsy Seddon   Arranger
Dawn Atkinson   Producer
Micaela Boland   Art Direction
Will Jennings   Lyricist
Howard Johnston   Engineer
Mary MacMaster   Arranger
Chris Newman   Arranger,Engineer
Jonathan Wyner   Producer,Engineer
Janet Harbison   Arranger,Director,Producer
Jim Sutherland   Producer,Engineer
Walter Pfeiffer   Cover Photo
Kai Schlünz   Engineer
Diana Stork   Producer
Belfast Harp Orchestra   Contributor
Teed Rockwell   Liner Notes
Michael Boland   Art Direction

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Celtic Harpestry: A Contemporary Celtic Collection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This uplifting compilation CD from Imaginary Road Records, actually the soundtrack to the public television special “Celtic Harpestry at Lismore Castle, Ireland”, is simply beautiful. Especially wonderful are the five numbers by the Belfast Harp Orchestra, an ensemble of 12 harpists who demonstrate remarkable intonation and stunning coordination as they play together on instruments that are difficult enough just to play solo. What a great concept, and what great musicianship! Also featured are individual performers such as Maire Ni Chathasaigh on Irish harp, Rudiger Oppermann on wire-strung harp, Cheryl Ann Fulton on a contemporary lever harp, the harp and song duo Sileas, and Deborah Henson-Conant on a “Camac ‘Baby Blue’ Celtic electroharp”. Other instruments, including Uilleann pipes and whistle, violin, viola and concertina, occasionally join in, but the focus is on the harp itself. In all its many forms and combinations, the harpestry on this recording remains soothingly delicate in timbre while at the same time scintillating in technique--in short, a pure delight. If you enjoy “Celtic Harpesty”, you’re sure to like it’s companion release, “Harpestry: A Contemporary Collection”, featuring more of a worldwide assortment of harpers. Another great harp compilation CD is “Faces of the Harp” from Narada.