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  • Ginantonic Mazurka

    As taught by Rachel Hair on Harfentreffen (thanks). Ginantonic (pronounce with a tat of french accent) was written by Gilno Carswell, a whistler player from Onchan on the Isle of Man. This tune (and others written by him) entered the general session reper... more…

  • Is it actually a dance tune?

    Played as a canon of 3 voices is really great (very challenging), but the rhythm section is a mess. We perform as streetmusicians and people dancing to this tune seem more like walking randomly around (like a polka, not a waltz). They just ignore the ste... more…

  • Re: Changes coming to The Session

    I would not drop the midi stuff. People with sight difficulties relay on them and some musicians are. more…

  • Renditions of traditional Scottish music

    Very nice arrangements for solo harp of some old Scottish music. more…

  • Celia Connellan

    Actually an air composed by Thomas Connellan which fits very nicely as an intro to a fast reel (in F or Dmin). Played by Grainne Hambly (also in duo with William Jackson) where she combines this song with The Rectory Reel (Patrick Davey). more…

  • Masters in the harp music of Scotland and Ireland

    A real masterclass in the harp music of Scotland and Ireland. William and Gràinne enrich these mainly traditional interpretations by adding also whistles, bouzouki, laud and concertina. more…

  • Scottish Songs on harp and not only

    A nice album with traditional arrangements for Harp but some melodies are also played by Flute. Some airs arranged for wire-harp. more…

  • Background on Bridget Cruise

    I learned that song today, and the teacher told this story: more…

  • Lovely Scottish airs and songs on solo harp

    A very nice solo harp recording presenting Scottish airs (waltzes) and other dances/songs. This record has also a songbook for those of who study harp. more…

  • Suggestive music

    These recordings of solo harp are played in a very traditional way. There is also available a transcription (for lever-harp) from "nadia camandona editore" for those who would like to study (as myself) this album. Bit low in volume but the content is ever... more…