Mel Bay Presents Easy Celtic Harp Solos
Mel Bay presents Easy Celtic Harp Solos
Evoke the traditional sounds of the Celtic lands with these instrumental arrangements of songs for solo Celtic harp. These 25 tunes are Manx, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, Cornish, Hebridean, and Bretton, including pieces by Turlough O'Carolan and Robert Burns. Notes at the end of the book give insights into the meanings of the texts of the songs, aiding interpretation and inviting you to experience the ambience of the Celtic lands through their music. Lyrics for selected songs are given in the notes in English.
About the Author
Star Edwards is well known for her eclectic harp styles, whether playing solo or ensemble. Captured by the storytelling quality of folk music and fiery protest music of Dylan and Baez, she took up guitar at thirteen years old. The folk ballads led to an inevitable introduction to Irish and Scottish music. An important influence in Star's musical choices come from a dance background in International folk dance music. All these musical styles have found a home in the heart of Star's music. Improvisation is the backbone of Star's playfulness with her music. She improvised and played by ear for ten years on harp...