Originally from Scotland, clàrsach in hand, Maeve Gilchrist has moved to the United States where she has developed a unique sound between Celtic, jazz and experimental music. The release of her new album, 20 Chandler Street, gives us the opportunity to come back to the unusual career of one of today's most talented harpists.
Ten artists have contributed to Elva. Seven musicians: Tristan Le Govic (Celtic harp & vocals), Lise Enochsson (vocals), Stuart Macpherson (bass), Roy Shearer (drums), Per Nord (drums), André Le Meut (bombarde) and Pascal Lamour (biniou). To this list, we gladly add Olle Grane (mixing and mastering), Johann Guillon (graphics) and Erik Enochsson (photos). Ten instruments can be heard: Celtic harp, two voices, bass, drums, tabla, udu, derbuka, bombarde and biniou. Though the album wasn't recorded in ten days – as one might expect when you start a list of recurring numbers – but rather in a much longer period, however, it has been realized in ten different places in Brittany, Scotland and Skåne (Sweden).
On the page Your music, you are welcome to present three of your favourite Celtic harp albums. Feel free to leave me your comments and your suggestions. If you have some links, don’t hesitate to share them also.
Among the best Celtic harp albums, if it could only be three, I would choose:
1971: Alan Stivell, Renaissance de la harpe celtique
1990: Kristen Noguès, Kernelec
2004: Paul Dooley, Music from the Robert Ap Huw Manuscript
The answer is on the page Your music.