Friday, 31 August 2012

15 CDs just added to our shop

Over the last week we have added another 15 CDs and 6 scores to our shop, they are not all new releases, some we have had in stock a while in our exhibition stall but they are all new to our online shop

The new additions range from the electronic Free Improvisation Rhodri Davies in his 3 Harp Treatments to A Harper's Fancy - traditional Irish music performed by Paul Dooley on his wire strung Irish Harp.

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Compact Discs

Patrick Ball - The Wood of Morois
Edmar Castaneda - Entre Cuerdas, Double Portion
Na Clàrsairean - The Megget Valley
Rachel Hair Trio -
No More Wings
The Duplets - Leverage
Màiri Macleod - Ceòl is Òrain, Glèusta
Paul Dooley - The 'Harper's Fancy
Helen Davies & Kim Skovbye -
A Fair Meadow
Jade Strings -
Jade Strings
Rhodri Davies -
Cwymp y dwr, Midhopestones, Live in Melbourne, 3 harp treatments

Sheet Music for Harp

Rachel Hair - Mostly Scottish Harp Vol. 2
Fraya Thomsen - New Tunes for Harp: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced
Cairde na Cruite - Rogha na gCruitirí / Harpers’ Choice (100 tunes for Irish Harp)
Màiri Macleod -

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Celtic Myths & Legends

Celtic Myths & Legends by Claire Hamilton

CD CoverWith a unique voice and superb narrative, Claire captures the very essence of these ancient tales from the Celtic tradition: fantastical stories to fire the imagination and warm the heart. Accompanied by the beautiful sound of the Celtic Harp.

The Three Noble Strains - An ancient Irish tale of the magic harp of the Dagda, king of the faerie people. The Lady of Llyn y Fan Fach - A Welsh legend about a mysterious Lady of the Lake. Sir Gawain and the Lady Ragnell - A mediaeval Arthurian tale of bravery and romance.

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We also stock the following Claire Hamilton albums

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Wild Mountain
Celtic Myths &
Celtic Myths &
The Best of
Celtic Harp
Celtic Harp
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Silent Night Traditional
Celtic Harp
Wild Irish
Love Is
All Around

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The Telynau Vining September Harp Event

The Telynau Vining September Harp Event 11 & 12 September 2012
at Cardiff School of Music, Cardiff University, Corbett Road, Cardiff, CF10 3EB

Tuesday 11 September 2012
10:00-19:00Camac harps exhibition in the Octagon FoyerTelynau Vining
11:00-12:00Hands-on-harp group session for complete beginnersGwenllian Llŷr
14:00-15:00The background harpist: how to be one; how to survive as one; all you need to knowAmanda Whiting
17:00-17:45Afternoon concertBenjamin Creighton Griffiths
19:00-21:00Evening concert
Gwenllian Llŷr
Amanda Whiting
Wednesday 12 September 2012
10:00-17:00Camac harps exhibition in the Octagon Foyer Telynau Vining
10:30-12:30Ensemble playing for harpists up to Grade 4 –Shelley Fairplay
16:00-17:00Jazz harp workshopAmanda Whiting
The closing date for all workshops, sessions and servicing bookings is Tuesday 4 September 2012.
Bookings are available by e-mailing us at or calling 02920 620900.

Concert tickets can be purchased from our shop at
116B Pantbach Road, Birchgrove, Cardiff, over the phone on 02920 620900 or from our webshop
Click here to reserve free spaces and purchase tickets on line

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Early Galelic Harp Books & CDs

Of interest to Wire Harp Players -

Tutor Book
Clarsach Lessons for Young Harpers by
Simon Chadwick

This book is a younger person's version of
Progressive Lessons for Early Gaelic Harp by Simon Chadwick. It presents all the material that a young learner will need to help them get the most out of their clarsach lessons. Includes an audio CD.

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Also available by Simon Chadwick:

CDs - click cover for details
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na Bànrighe
Old Gaelic
Books and Sheet Music - click cover for details
Click for detailsProgressive lessons for Early Gaelic Harp
Click for detailsClarsach Lessons for Young Harpers
Click for detailsDialogue on historical wire for Gaelic harps
Click for detailsGestures

Hinterlands - Wendy Stewart/Gary West CD

Now on line at Creighton's Collection

Hinterlands, the 2009 CD from Wendy Stewart and Gary West, pairs two of Scotland`s finest players on two of Scotland`s oldest instruments - the harp and the bagpipes. Wendy and Gary delve into their tradition and deliver a unique blend of song and melody performed with subtlety, skill and panache.

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Also available at our shop:-

Friday, 17 August 2012

Now in stock: Silke Aichhorn CDs

NEW IS STOCK at Creighton's Collection
14 CD titles featuring the German harpist Silke Aichhorn. 

Solo Harp:Miniaturen
Miniaturen 2
St. Petersburg-Paris
Himmlische Harfenklänge
Harping on a harp
Harfenklänge für die Seele
Weihnachtliche Harfenklänge

Violin & Harp with Ervis Gega - violinSpohr-Duo 

Flute & Harp with Dejan Gavric - fluteInstruments de la poésie
Duo Flöte - Harfe
Wolfgang Amadé Mozart

Voice & Harp with Christin Mollinar & Elisabeth NeuhauslerTrio ArpaCantabile

For further information about these CDs
please visit our Silke Aichhorn profile page
on our web site - click here

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Hands on Harp - You Can Play!

Hands on Harp - You Can Play
A first tutor book for the young harpist
Angharad Evans Young

For the last eighteen years, it has been my privilege to teach many beginner harpists, and it has been my joy and delight to be able to share my love of the harp to so many who would like to learn to play. I always stress that teaching and learning should not only be informative but fun. The dreaded words 'Theory', 'Technique', 'Sight-Reading' must not be allowed to be off-putting, when all one wants to do is to be able to put 'Hands on Harp' and to make music.

I hope my little book with its notes named Cool C, Dizzy D, Exciting E, Fantastic F, Gorgeous G, Amazing A and Busy B, and with its tunes with names like Wobbly Waltz, Groovy Giraffes, Dozing Donkeys, Crazy Crocodiles, Alligator Snap, Bopping Bugs and Dinosaur Disco will help to make your Hands on Harp experience a happy one. And what is more, you will find, as have so many of my pupils in the past, that you have conquered the 'problems' of Theory, Technique and Sight-Reading without even being aware that they were there!

The book can be used in both individual and group teaching, and towards the end I have included second (and in some cases, third and fourth) harp parts to pieces which are set in Grade examinations, and these can be used for playing together, giving the beginner harpist valuable ensemble experience.

I would like to thank my grandfather C.D. Tyler for all the illustrations - I hope you have fun colouring them in.
Have fun!
Happy Harping!
Angharad Evans Young
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Play along parts are provided for the following tunesH2H3H4
Rondo - Betty Parett  x  
Grossi No. 10 (p. 97)  x  
Sound the Trumpets - Skaila Kanga  x  
Barn Dance Memory - Grandjany/Weidensaul  x  
Midnight Stars - Grandjany/Weidensaul  xx 
Charlotte in Spring - Clifton-Welker  xxx

Monday, 6 August 2012

NEW CD: Away for a while - Monika Stadler

Imagine being away for a while, being unavailable to the world, not needing to think about anything, not needing to do anything, just being... Imagine experiencing the expanse of the sky, the sound of the ocean or the fragrance of a flower.. Leaving the pressures of life behind you, let yourself go into the present moment...

This is the ninth CD by Monika Stadler (Harp & Voice), all original compositions except "Summertime" by George Gershwin, arranged by M.Stadler. Inspiried, varied and atmospheric, with elements of jazz, world music, free improvisation and African music.

Buy this album now    CD: £12.00 + p&p