Blue Skies ~ harpyness

Monday, 21 May 2012

Blue Skies

Finally after what seems like months of rain..... blue skies!!

I took the dog for a lovely long walk yesterday along our favourite bridle path and took the opportunity to listen to Sarah Deere-Jones CD Soirbheas.

A really interesting CD of music for harps with aoelian (wind blown) harps. With the ambient noise of these aoelian harps recorded in different parts of the British Isles you also have sounds of the sea, a church bell, thunder as well as the rhythmic beat of a wind turbine. On top of this, Sarah has cleverly weaved celtic harp music & improvisation.

It would be easy to dismiss this CD as another "new age" recording, but it is so much more than that. Taking you to an "other world" it is a beautiful CD that is guaranteed to lift your spirits.

I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it reminded me a bit of "Peiwoh" CD by Arianna Savall for it's purity of sound.

Definitely recommended - download the CD to your iPod and go for a long walk listening to Soirbheas. You'll feel rejuvenated!

Sarah is doing a concert up at Salt Mills at a harp day at the Early Music Shop in September, put the date in your diary!

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, thank you for the recommendations! I really enjoy "Peiwoh" so "Soirbheas" will be going on my playlist soon enough, I think!

    I came across another wind harp CD recently, that I'm tempted to try at some point -- Nick Penny's "Windharp and Wavesong" -- . Have you encountered this one before?


    Heather x