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Thread #17195   Message #3788886
Posted By: Helen
05-May-16 - 09:47 PM
Thread Name: Who are your favorite harpists?
Subject: RE: Who are your favorite harpists?

I listened a couple of times to the Robin Williamson Blackbird/Downfall of Paris. I don't know the Blackbird tune so I found it a bit hard to hear the melody in it, and even though I am familiar with DoP, I had a bit of trouble hearing the melody in that as well. Maybe too many twiddly bits and the melody got a bit lost, or just a personalised version of the tunes. Don't know.

But, in saying that, I like RW's style and eclectic choice of music. He is a bit out there, but what would you expect from an ex-Incredible String Band founding member. "Out there" doesn't even begin to explain THEIR music!

I like the Laoise Kelly video.

Jack Campin said "Celtic lounge-lizard music". Ok, I get it! It's the reason I can't watch those Celtic Woman, and Celtic Thunder TV specials which pop up at Christmas etc.

Another harp player I can't listen to is Loreena McKennitt. Sorry to any LMcK fans on this thread, but I find it monotonous, repetitive and without fire, and the reason I like Sileas so much is that they are the antithesis of that.