This is a book of music designed for intermediate-advanced harp players interested in developing a stylish and interesting repertoire of Irish traditional music, from ancient, traditional and contemporary sources.
Katy has selected some of her favourite pieces from the ancient Irish harp repertoire, namely the Bunting Collection. Hailing from Northern Ireland, this collection is of particular interest to her as it was at the Belfast Harp Festival in 1792 that the young Edward Bunting transcribed the music of the harpers who attended, thus preserving the unique musical heritage of the Irish harp.
This volume also includes recent compositions by contemporary Irish traditional musicians, from the north of Ireland and Donegal. Katy loves to draw inspiration from the vibrant traditional music community performing and composing today, which is an endless source of creativity and inspiration.
This volume is a stunning collection of music, old and new. The ancient Irish harp repertoire is fused here with contemporary ‘trad’. A stylish and authentic addition to your harp repertoire.
The Waltz of the Spirits / Jason O’Rourke
Sheep Island / Jason O’Rourke
Tabhair Dom Do Lámh (Give Me Your Hand) / Ruaidri Dáll Ó Catháin from the Bunting Collection
Bonny Portmore / from the Bunting Collection
The Sailor’s Return / Traditional
Caisleán an Óir (The Golden Castle) / Martin “Junior” Crehan
The Inver Bank / Patrick Davey
The Shores of Lough Gowna / Traditional
The Gentle Maiden / from the Bunting Collection
Miss Hamilton / Cornelius Lyons
The Glen Road to Ballybeg / Mánus Lunny
Tolá’s Hurl / Catherine Uí Sheanáin
Bríd óg Ní Mháille (Bigid O’Malley) / Traditional
Marbhna Luimní (Limerick’s Lamentation) / from the Bunting Collection
Shadow on the Moon / Rowan Leslie
Nollag Sa Ghleann (Christmas in the Glen) / Mánus Lunny