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Thread #17195   Message #3788872
Posted By: Jack Campin
05-May-16 - 07:38 PM
Thread Name: Who are your favorite harpists?
Subject: RE: Who are your favorite harpists?
Bonnie Shaljean, we know you're listening...

Two younger Scottish harpists I was very impressed by, for a while:

- Rosie Morton (strong trad player, made one CD, then got religion in a big way, went to France to become a nun, quit a bit later, but hasn't been very publicly musically active since)

- Ailie Robertson (terrific driving jazzy style, did a very good first CD and then hooked up with an utterly dull Canadian backing band and that was that, though she is doubtless crying all the way to the bank if people like me don't like it)

My pet hate is Celtic-lounge-lizard music. The sort of MOR slop that Corrina Hewat and her hubby David Milligan do. I just wish they'd get together with Eddi Reader and bugger off to the spiritual home of that kind of music, Las Vegas.