Saturday, 28 January 2012

New CD: Plinn by the Barbedette-Quenderff Duo

CD Cover: Plinn by Duo Barbedette QuenderffThe Barbedette-Quenderff Duo continues to add its personal touch to creative traditional music. As in their first album, "Penhoat", the two artists assert with a fine musical command their attachment to the popular repertoire of Brittany. With a delicate and inspired interpretation exploiting the special complicity of their strings, they prove that this music can adopt a certain contemporaneity without alenating itself from its roots. Asserting their adventurous spirit, Hoëla Barbedette and Delphine Quenderff weave bridges to more or less distant horizons… Linking melodic fidelity and improvisation, they reproduce with infinite delicacy the memory of a Cretan lyre, a java or a tune from Ornette Coleman. In their hands, these horizons are not so distant form Brittany. Jean-Claude Lemenuel

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Track Listing:

1-3 Chez Troadec
     1. Ton simpl
     2. Tamm kreiz
     3. Ton doubl
4. La fête sous le tapis
5. Aioleon 36
6. Des belosses
7. Plinn
8. Ca gaze
9. Madame Bertrand
10. Petit coeur doux
11. Lonely Woman
12. Bonbonbon
13. Les nuits d'Andreas

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Harp Music: A' Cheud Cheum

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A' Cheud CheumScottish Traditional Tunes
arranged by Christine Martin & Mary Strachan

Easy arrangements of Scottish Traditional tunes for the harp or piano.
Arranged by two well known harp teachers on the Isle of Skye, Mary Strachan and Christine Martin. This is a lovely selection of tunes suitable for the less advanced player.

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Tunes in the Book:
Ailein duinn a luaidh 's a leinidh
A man's a man for a' that
An cluin thu mi mo nighean donn?
An Teid Thu Leam, A Mhàiri?
Bha mi latha samhraidh
Britches Full of Stitches
Calum Sgaire
Calum's Road
Chan eil mo leannan ann an seo
Cnoc Mhàrtainn
The Cockle Gatherer
Coulter's Candy
Crodh Laoidh nam Bodach
Cumha Choire Cheathaich
Dr Boyd's Jig
Fail Oro mar dh'fhàg sinn
Fear a' phige
Fonn Beag aig Innes
Gheibh Sinn Ribeannan Mòra
The Glen Where the Deer Is
Greensleeves (3 part Scottish Version)  
Gu ma Slan do na Fearaibh
Hector the Hero
Ho ro Uilleim
I see Mull
Jumping Geordie
Kate Dalrymple
The Keel Row
Kirree fo Niaghtey
Leanabh an aigh
MacFarlane's Rant
Marnie Swanson of the Grey Coast
Mi le m'uilinn air mo ghlùin
Morning has broken
O'er the Bows to Ballindalloch
Oran Mòr Mac Leòid
The Rakes of Mallow
Roxburgh Castle
Ruidhleadh an Gille Cam
The Sailor's Wife
'S e gaol a' Bhobain Fionnlagh /
Finlay is his father's darling
'S gann Gun Direach mi Chaoidh
'S i Morag a rinn a' bhanais
Tha Smeòrach 'sa Mhadainn Chiùin
Thig am Bàta
The Tongadale Reel
Ubhaidh abhaidh

Celtic Tunes by Hilda Hunter

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Ceinciau Celtaidd
Celtic Tunes

arranged by Hilda Hunter

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Tunes in the Book:
1.       Adar Mân y Mynydd (Welsh)
2.       Afton Water (Scottish)
3.       Blow the wind Southerly (Scottish)
4.       Ca' the ewes to the knowes (Scottish)
5.       Codiad yr Ehedydd (Welsh)
6.       Inisheer (Irish)
7.       O can ye sew Cushions (Scottish)
8.       Paid â Deud (Welsh)
9.       Suo Gân (Welsh)
10.     The Castle of Dromore (Irish)
11.     The Gentle Maiden (Irish)
12.     The Lark in the Clear Air (Irish)
13.     The Shepherd Adonis (Scottish)
14.     Westering Home (Scottish)
15.     Y Bore Glas (Welsh)

Eburne's Dream

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Eburne's Dream
New music and arrangements for lever harp
by Elizabeth Roy and friends
The tunes in this book were written or arranged for use in adult evening classes by Elizabeth Roy. The course was aimed at beginners and the music concentrates on key skills when learning Celtic Harp

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Tunes in the book:
Sur Le Pont d'Avignon
Scarborough Fair
The Source
Henley's Waltz and Hop
Sue's Song
Eleanor Plunkett
Ring-Finger Waltz
The Maid of Penderyn
Morfa'r Frenhines
Waltz for a Wedding
Eburne's Dream

Friday, 20 January 2012

Surprise Corner - new CD by Park Stickney

CD Cover"Surprise Corner is a mystical place we used to visit on family vacations. Its exact location changed often, but was usually found in the middle of a busy highway in afternoon traffic. When we got to Surprise Corner, my brothers and I would receive a small gift to keep us occupied during the rest of the long drive." Park Stickney

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Track Listing:

1 Debussy Dances - Debussy/Stickney
2 How Insensitive - AC Jobim
3 Music for a While - Purcell/Stickney
4 Bohemian Rhapsody - Freddie Mercury
5 Morning Has Broken - Trad/Stickney
6 Time Remembered - Bill Evans
7 Wonderful - Ethan Lipton
8 Surprise Corner - Stickney

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Prelude for harp by Herbert Howells

Score coverHerbert Howells (1892-1983) wrote this piece in 1915 for Kate Wilson, a student at the Royal College of Music. Though originally entitled Prelude no.1, it remained his only work for solo harp.

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Harp Music by Rhian Samuel

Far Across the sea (Ymhell dros y môr)
Score cover'Far Across the Sea' (Ymhell dros y môr) is the latest instrumental work from a composer noted for her original and sensitive writing for harp and harp ensemble.
In this gentle solo, what sounds like a folksong - and a very fine one - is in fact a newly composed tune, crafted with artful simplicity. But as the music journeys further from its characteristically Welsh opening, teasing out new suggestions from the material, the sense of nostalgia becomes definitely more contemporary than traditional, though the uplifting conclusion restores the tone of bardic rhetoric.

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Little Serenade for Skaila
Score coverWritten for Skaila Kanga for her inauguration as professor of the University of London and first performed by her on 6th May 2004 in the Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London

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Friday, 13 January 2012

Sheet Music by Roxane Martin

New at Creighton's Collection

Musiques et Chants traditionnels des Balkans
Traditional music and songs from the Balkans
for one or two Celtic Harps
arranged by Roxane Martin

Cover ImageTunes in the Book:
Traditional music and songs from the balkans (except 5)
1 Sarajevo divno mjesto (trad. bosniaque)
2 Sano, duso (trad. serbe)
3 Pomasko sirto (trad. macédonien) [duet]
4 Liliano Mome (trad. bulgare)
5 Nostalgie Balkanique (François Heim) [duet]
6 Gankino oro (trad. bulgare) [duet]
7 Jovano,jovanke (trad. macédonien) [duet]
8 Belasicko oro (trad. macédonien)
9 Ugurchinska retchenitsa (trad. bulgare)
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Néo Bal Folk for one or two Celtic Harps
arranged by Roxane Martin

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La Sansonnette (Scottish) - Dominique Forges
Langedig (an dro) trad. Breton
Strayaway child (cercle circassien) trad. Ireland [duet]
Les pieds de la dame au clebs (bourrée) - Stéphane Milleret [duet]
Les Poules huppées (bourrée) - Gilles Chabenat
Gülseren (Lesnoto) - Miqueu Montanaro [duet]
Sean Bhui (cercle circassien) trad. Ireland [duet]
La pleurnicheuse (bourrée) - François Helm
Les écoliers de St Genest (mazurka) - Gilles Chabenat [duet]
As I went upon the ice (polka) trad. Ireland [duet]
Astrid (valse) trad. Suédois [duet]
Borreia de trinquier (bourrée) trad. Auvergnatv
Scottish de la châtre (Scottish) - Bruno Le Tron
Istanbul trip (bourrée) - François Helm
Kost er hoed (kost er hoet) trad. Breton
Scottish du regret (Scottish) - Yann Fanch Perroches [duet]
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16 dances from the Neo Folk dances repertoire arranged for 1 or 2 celtic harps by Roxane Martin with compositions of François Heim, Gilles Chabenat, Yann-Fanch Perroches, Stéphane Milleret, Dominique Forges ... arranged for the first time for celtic harp! While these tunes might be unfamiliar to harpists they are well known to acordionists, fiddlers, hurdy-gurdy players and all those musicians who frequent new traditional music and dance events across Europe.

CD: Imaginales by Roxane Martin

Imaginales - NEW IN STORE
After having explored the music from Bach to St. Saëns, Roxane Martin became fascinated by the spontaneity and depth of the repertoire of popular music. Now she opens you an insight into her imagination which goes back to the sources of internal landscapes shaped during her childhood.In Imaginales she disassembles and assembles in a balancing act of improvisation. In this tightrope walk between past and future she gives an idea of a metamorphosis. She takes the risk and makes us vibrate by a way of tying and retying the symbolic links between the asymmetric set of her 34 strings.  

CD priced £10.00 + p&p

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CD: Est-Ouest by Anwynn

Est-Ouest - NEW IN STORE
The recording combines the music of Eastern Europe and Western Balkan countries from Celtic Occitania (roughly southern France, Alpine valleys of western Piedmont & the Val d'Aran in Spain) to the steppes of Mongolia, via Scotland! The boundaries move and disappear, a new space and time are deposited - the musicians transcend the musical past of the peoples of the regions. Produced by Balagan the recording features Roxane Martin - Celtic harp & Pascal Thorel - violin, voice & double bass  

CD priced £13.00 + p&p

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CD: Entre Feuilles et Racines by Anwynn

Entre Feuilles et Racines - NEW IN STORE
Anwynn present their interesting interpretations of Traditional and Contemporary Celtic music on this CD which features Roxane Martin - Celtic harp; François Heim - accordion; Pascal Thorel - violin; Céline Magrini - chant; Marie-Anne Kergoët - whispers

CD priced £13.00 + p&p

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Parallel Latitudes by Cheyenne Brown

“Rhythmically rich, there are ample dynamics, including some improvisational daring-do, but the energetic elements are balanced aplenty with elegance and sensitivity.” - Living Tradition.

CD priced £11.00 + p&p

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