Friday, January 28, 2011

harps and Celtic Connections

The harp takes on many roles in Celtic music -- and other sorts of music too, of course. It may be by turns percussive or melodic, leading the song or following a singer. Though the harp has a lot of ethereal connotations, in practice it is a powerful, and powerfully used, instrument.

Below, three harp situations at the Celtic Connections in Glasgow where that was true: the musicians are Mary Ann Kennedy, Moya Brennan, and Siobhan Armstrong.

siobhan armstrong 2 copyright kerry dexter
moya brennan harp copyright kerry dexter
mry anne kennedy harp copyright kerry dexter

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Blogger Sonja said...

Beautiful instruments to photograph!

1:23 PM  
Blogger Anjuli said...

I absolutely LOVE the sound of the harp!!! You are correct it mentioning its strong and powerful sounds- but heavenly also.

4:55 PM  

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