Telyn y Celt
  • country:United Kingdom
  • region:Wales
  • style(s):Celtic, Folk
  • label:Sain
  • artist submitted by:Sain (Recordiau) Cyf


A collection of 18 harp tracks from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany, performed by some of the best traditional harpists on the scene today including Cormac De Barra, Maire Ni Chathasaigh, Laoise Kelly, Corrina Hewat, Sileas, Wendy Stewart, Robin Huw Bowen and many more....The harp has long been an integral part of the rich musical history of the Celtic countries, and today, as this unique collection testifies, the harp's role in the musical tradition of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany is very much to the fore. This compilation CD features a variety of harps, from the triple harp to the electric harp, as well as gut and wire strung harps, giving a glimpse of the different characteristics and features which make each of the Celtic countries unique in their musical tradition. The music is performed by leading harpists in the field of traditional music, each one of them a fine exponent of the traditional harp music of their native country, their quality performances playing a vital role in the re-emergence of the harp as a prominent instrument on the international stage today. Their playing exhibits the beauty and splendour of the traditional harp airs and melodies of the Celtic countries, and the rhythmic vibrancy so characteristic of their traditional dance music. This exciting collection will no doubt be welcomed by harp lovers everywhere.