Ann Heymann - Queen of Harps

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'Queen of Harps', Ann Heymann's definitive wire-strung harp solo recording, documents the virtuosic capability, of both the instrument and musician. The wire-strung harp (or clarsach) was the harp of the Gaels of Ireland and Scotland. Ann, from Minnesota, is recognised worldwide as the foremost exponent of the instrument. Through her knowledge of traditional music from her Irish American family background, and her study of the surviving music and manuscripts, Ann has re-invented the techniques necessary to play this majestic instrument and has spearheaded the wire-strung harp revival.

"... demonstrates that in her command of the metal-strung harp, she really is in a league of her own"

" ... an album to be treasured as much for its versatility as for its artistry"

"...a stunningly beautiful collection of music..."

Track list:
1. Queen of Harps
2. Ex Te Lux Oritur (13th century hymn)
3. Feachain Gleis / Scott's Lamentation
4. Lamentation of Youths
5. Sir Thomas Brook's Pavan / Cormac's Alman / Lord Sheffield's Pavan
6. The First Irish Jig
7. Hawk of Ballyshannon
8. Temple Hill Reel / Temple Hill Jigs
9. Lament for the harp

Artists on this release:
Ann Heymann

Further Information:  
Label: Temple Records
Released: 1994

Produced by Charlie Heymann

Temple Records Catalogue Number:    
CD - COMD 2057
Download - DD 2057

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