a winter celebration of the wire-strung harp
There's something that goes well beyond the rational in the sound of the wire-strung harp: the accumulated tradition of centuries, of course — and the ability to set loose waves of joy and sorrow with just a touch. And when you hear its clear and delicate overtones in the crisp December air, well, it becomes almost irresistible.
On this early December transmission of Hearts of Space, an hour of lyrical spacemusic for this venerable and much-loved instrument...on a program called CELTIC HARPESTRY.
Music is by RUDIGER OPPERMAN, JOHN DOAN, KIM ROBERTSON, DEBORAH HENSON-CONANT, LISA LYNNE, AINE MINOGUE, DEREK BELL, HECTOR ZAZOU, and LOREENA McKENNITT.