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Click for further details40 Traditional Songs by Mary O'Hara
This extensive collection of 40 traditional songs captures the legendary Sligo native during the highest points of her career. Contained in a stylishly packaged 2CD set are many of the highlights from her first three albums recorded in the 1950's plus extra tracks from later recordings in the 1970's. "Exquisite purity and delicacy that defies description" Washington Star
Click for further detailsThe Call by Stonecraft
The Call consists of 12 tracks 8 of which are original, two Norwegian songs, one Welsh polka, and one Irish reel.  Our music is based around  vocals and the use of stringed instruments including 6 & 12 string guitar, cittern, tenor banjo, bouzouki and bass.
Click for further detailsA Certain Smile by Bachué
Bachué's much-acclaimed second release, featuring double-bass, saxophone & percussion in addition to the band's trademark sound of harp & piano.
Click for further detailsA Christmas Collection by Janet Harbison & The Irish Harp Orchestra
Another wonderful album from Janet Harbison and the Irish Harp Orchestra, with a selection of Traditional tunes, Irish Traditional tunes and original compositions by Janet Harbison celebrating the Christmas Season. Featuring many current All Ireland Champions on their respective instruments: A festive feast with harp, uilleann pipes, Scottish pipes, fiddles, flutes, whistles, concertinas, mandolins, bodhrans and voice!
Click for further detailsA Journey by Huw Chidgey & Catherine Handley
Huw Chidgey and Catherine Handley are two of the rarest talents to emerge on the UK folk scene in a long long time. But you don't need to believe everything you read, .................. just listen.
Click for further detailsAlles zwijgt nu (All is silent now) by Koen De Cauter, Jopie Jonkers & Karel Vingerhoets
Traditional seasonal songs performed by: Koen De Cauter - Vocals, guitar, soprano sax, clarinet, violin Jopie Jonkers - vocals, harp, psaltery, dulcimer, music box Karel Vingerhoets - narrator, bell, vocals with guests: Dajo De Cauter - bass Tcha Limberger - vocals, guitar, violin Myrddin - guitar
Click here for further detailsAn unfair dance by Ceolbeg
Contemporary Celtic group featuring Davy Steele, Jim Walker, Wendy Stewart and Gary West. 'Ceolbeg are rooted in tradition with a freshness and vitality that deserves a wider hearing' (Q Magazine)
Click here for further detailsAsi Soy Yo (So I am you) by Jopie Jonkers Groep
Mainly Latin American music performed by the Jopie Jonkers Group: Jopie Jonkers - Vocals, Paraguayan harp, Koen De Cauter - guitar, soprano sax, Peter Thijssen - guitar, cuatro, Rinus Raaijmakers - bass, Willy Seeuws (guest) - Percussion on track 1,3,8,10,11 & 14
Click for further detailsAuld Flames by Feisty Besoms
Feisty Besoms are a group of women who, for the love of singing, and with vast amounts of different, musical backgrounds put together a powerhouse of harmonies and hard-hitting choice songs.
Click here for further detailsThe Auld Harp Olov Johansson & Catriona McKay “…utterly reshapes our perception of the instruments’ potential…A radiant excursion into uncharted terrain.” Irish Times **** “a beguiling combination of timbres” The Scotsman **** “Harps create sounds that wind around each other, sometimes gently, sometimes ferocious…harp plus harp creates awesome new folk.” LiRA Music Magazine
Click here for further detailsAvalon's Daughter - Moira Stern
Moira Stern grew up listening to her mother, author Marion Zimmer Bradley, singing. Like many children, she was not aware at the time of the depth of her mother's gift to her through music.Through her mother Moira learned a great many folk songs and operatic arias, and devloped a passion for music, resulting in this musical tribute.
Click for further detailsBlas by various artists - a sample of traditional music from Wales
A sampler album from Fflach:tradd featuring 16 tracks taken from their catalogue of Traditional Welsh recordings. An excellent purchase if you are new to the wonderful, varied and vibrant Traditional Welsh music scene. Many of the albums from which these tracks are taken from are available on this site.
Click for further details of Beyond DreamsThe Butterfly by Bachué
The final release from Bachué sees Corrina & David joined by percussionist Donald Hay and Colin Steele on trumpet. The Butterfly is a stunning collection of traditional & contemporary tunes & songs.
Click for further detailsCairn Water by Ceolbeg
"Ceolbeg stands at the crossroads between traditional and contemporary music. It matters little which fork they take, the results are stunning." SING OUT! [USA]
Click for further detailsCeis - Laoise Kelly
“Ceis certainly weaves a spell, and will enchant” The Living Tradition “fiery yet fluid harping, and her mystical, melodious finger style attributes her own take on the word ‘Ceis’ as the magic or draíocht of the harp” Irish Music Magazine
Click for further detailsCeolbeg 5 by Ceolbeg
Modern folk sound with vocals, harp, pipes, keyboards, guitar, flute, bouzouki and drums. Since their last album, singer Davy Steele has been replaced by Rod Paterson, arguably Scotland's best male Scots singer. The overall band sound is the same as previously and this could be their best album to date. "Ceolbeg continues to seize opportunities for experimentation and development in a manner that is resolutely Scottish." (Dirty Linen)
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Chanson by Les P'tits Belges
Traditional French Chanson performed by Les P'tits Belges: Jopie Jonkers - Vocals, Gwen Cresens - Accordion, Rinus Raaijmakers – Bass, Cesar Janssens - Drums, Koen De Cauter – Voice, guitar, soprano sax with guests: Tcha Limberger - Guitar Vilmos Csikos - Bass

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Clair de lune sur les eaux du rêve: The music of Jean Chatillon
One of three discs by Quebec composer Jean Chatillon. Comprises of two suites for piano performed by Michel J. Dussault (piano) and Eleven songs from Quebec poets set to music by Jean Chatillon, performed by Marie Daveluy (soprano) and Diane Mauger (piano)

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Cofia dy Werin
CD featuring a wide range of Welsh folk music, including old favourites and new works written in the style of the established Welsh folk dancing music traditions. The album includes a number of compositions by Rhiain Bebb, one of Wales’ foremost folk dance musicians. The CD is ideal for dancing as well as listening, and features some of the best folk dance players in the Welsh tradition.

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Crwth by Cass Meurig
"Oddly involving" fROOTS, "Interesting and enjoyable" Songlines. The debut CD by Cass Meurig featuring guest musicians Nigel Eaton on hurdy-gurdy and Bob Evans on crwth, on the acclaimed Welsh traditional music label Fflach: tradd (2004). Produced by Ceri Rhys Matthews.

Click for further detailsDragons by Triban
Triban is a British trio based in deepest Dyfed (hence the CD’s title no doubt!), comprising harpist Harriet Earis, singer /songwriter/ guitarist Ian Wyn Rowlands and fiddle player Jasper Salmon. Their backgrounds vary: Harriet, though classically-trained, now specialises in the celtic harp, and Jasper was a member of Back To Basics with Clive and Beccy Carroll, whereas Ian, as well as having founded the bands Abenaki and Tra Bo Dau, already performs in a solo capacity. When these three talented individuals come together to form the unique mix that is Triban, they perform both original and traditional material, sensitively and in a flowing, graceful style. David Kidman - The Living Tradition
Click for further detailsEasy Listening by Peter Jagger
Peter Jagger is an excellent songwriter, a fine singer, with an edgy, dark brown voice and a strong guitar player. His influences are numerous and varied and hence his writing style is eclectic. There is a strong influence from the blues, of which he is a very capable performer, on to which are added inventive melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.
Click for further detailsEl Charco by Juan Masondo & Jopie Jonkers
Latin American music performed by Juan Masondo - vocals, guitar, bass & Jopie Jonkers - vocals, harp. With Koen De Cauter - guitar, vocals Alfredo Marcucci - bandoneon (concertina) Rinus Raaijmakers - bass Dick Van Der Harstad - bandoneon (concertina)
Click for further detailsEnlli by Llio Rhydderch 
It’s impossible to overstate the importance of this triple harpist from the island of Ynys Môn (Anglesey) in Welsh, indeed in British music. And the music keeps pouring out of her ....... this time the melodic shapes that have been storing up in her head and hands over a lifetime, break free in their own right; most of this album consists of her own compositions. They’re classics, and it’s a masterpiece. Andrew Cronshaw, fROOTS No.236 December 2002
Click for further detailsEstren by Sarah Deere-Jones
Sarah's CD of traditional music and songs from Cornwall includes compositions inspired by the landscape. Recordings of the Padstow May Day and Helston Flora Day celebrations are grafted into the pieces. In ‘Penlee Lament‘, a tribute to the lifeboatmen lost on the Solomon Brown, Sarah is joined by the Tintagel Male Voice Choir singing the hymn ‘Eternal Father‘. The CD concludes with ‘By a Woodland Stream‘ a delightful classical piece for Celtic Harp.
Click for further detailsThe Eve of a New Beginning by Evensong
Over the course of her career, it's become clear that Elaine Morgan is a singer songwriter in the classic mode - cutting to the heart of a story with her writing, telling it in her own voice and acting as a catalyst to bring the right folks together to make the rest of the song come truly to life. Folk on Tap Jan - Mar 2003 edition

Click for further detailsFfawd by Julie Murphy and Dylan Fowler
A whole album of the thrilling, clear voice of Julie Murphy is certainly good news. Here she is accompanied by Dylan Fowler, a guitarist of no mean technique, but more importantly of great imagination..... Paul Burgess. The Living Tradition

Click here for further details about this albumFrom the Crooked Tree by The Harriet Earis Trio
The Trio combines Celtic harp music with jazz backing for an unforgettable, high energy, Celtic Jazz Fusion. Pontrhydfendigaid's Harriet has toured worldwide as a solo harpist with ‘The Irish Variety Show’ and with Irish band Siansa. A winner of the Open Stage Award at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Harriet is one of a handful of young musicians from Wales to win a place on the prestigious nationwide ‘Live Music Now’ scheme.
Click here for further details about this albumFrost at Midnight by Catherine & Robert Atkins
Songs of a Christian theme which come under a Celtic or even New Age umbrella. If you like the voice of Eva Cassidy you will love this album.
Click here for album detailsGramundus by Siân Phillips
"The tradition goes back as far as her great-great grandfather, but it's safe in her very capable hands as she plays in the traditional scene with groups as well as on her own." - Rhian Evans - Arts Editor Western Mail. 'A fiddler of the highest standard'- Alfyn Thomas - BBC Cymru
Click here for further details about this albumHappy Birthday by Frost at Midnight
Rob and Catherine Atkins are both from Abertillery in the South Wales valleys. They spent thirteen years in France and many of their songs are about experiences they had there particularly working with the homeless. They are both versatile musicians with experience in many forms of music - classical and rock as well as folk. Joined on this CD by Jonny Quick - vocals, Catherine Handley - flute and John Tribe - harmonica 
Click for further detailsThe Harp Key by Alison Kinnaird  
'The Scottish harp can never have had a better showcase than this' MELODY MAKER
'Superbly played and well produced...a gem' THE GUARDIAN
Click for further details of Beyond DreamsHarponium by Catriona McKay
This collection of Catriona's newly composed music highlights her prowess as both harper and composer. Melody driven with Catriona's signature harmonic and rhythm harp style, HARPONIUM combines both the strength and delicacy of her harp with bold, warm, characterful harmonium.
Click for further details of Beyond DreamsHarps, Pipes & Fiddles - Various Artists
The instruments that have carried, invented and expanded the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland for centuries. Of course it is all the better if these proud instruments are in the right hands, and on this album we proudly present leading exponents of the tradition. HARPS - Ann Heymann, Alison Kinnaird, Maire Ni Chathasaigh, William Taylor PIPES - Ged Foley, Duncan MacGillivray, John D. Burgess, Dr. Angus MacDonald, Dougie Pincock & P/M Iain MacDonald, Gordon Mooney & Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band FIDDLES - Aly Bain, Marie Fielding, Fiddlers Five, Vincent Griffin, John McCusker & Brian McNeill.
Click for further details of Beyond DreamsHinterlands Wendy Stewart & Gary West
Hinterlands, the new 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.
Click here for further detailsIn The Tradition by Huw Chidgey & Catherine Handley
Huw Chidgey and Catherine Handley are two of the rarest talents to emerge on the UK folk scene in a long long time. But you don't need to believe everything you read, .................. just listen.
Click here for further detailsThe Islay Ball by Gary West
… is a delight from start to finish. Gary doesn't mess around and enlists some very able help to provide the accompaniment to his superb piping and whistle playing. A well-chosen mix of his own tunes and some well-weathered classics gives Gary's CD a beautifully balanced feel. Gary's CD has to be a strong contender for piping CD of the year. (Chris Mackenzie, The Living Tradition)
Click here for further detailsJumping Ahead by Harriet Earis
"For a long time now I've wanted to create an album that treats the harp as a strong melody instrument, even over extensive backing from other players. I'm forever indebted to all the friends who have played here for making this possible. This is predominantly Irish and Scottish music, but there are also lots of recently composed melodies here and influences from very different corners of the globe." Harriet Earis
Click here for further detailsJust Harp - Laoise Kelly
“Kelly virtually reinvents the instrument with her rhythmic and melodic intricacy, her syncopation and undulating chords and harmonies . . . she'll have you swaying with her profound musicality.” Irish Times
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Le Chemin des Tsiganes (The Gypsy Way) by Lavotta
Traditional Gypsy Jazz music performed by Lavotta - Bango Ernö: cymbalon, guitar, Kekenj Zoli: bass, balalaika, Eddy Claeys: accordion, Edeli Pitioz: piano, Koen De Cauter: soprano sax, guitar, vocals, Sergey Glukarev: vocals Christos Michos: vocals, Jopie Jonkers: vocals

Click for further detailsLive in Scotland by The Unusual Suspects
It's big, bold, brassy, and adventurous... This whirlwind of sound takes Scottish music to unimagined heights! Is this the best live folk orchestra Scotland ever saw? What a statement [The Unusual Suspects] make with this album!THE LIVING TRADITION
Click for further informationMelangell by Llio Rhydderch 
Melangell by Llio Rhydderch is without doubt the best recording of harp music since Nansi Richards. This is traditional music at it's best. Beautifully arranged and played with all the skill, flair and sensitivity that the triple harp demands. Llio Rhydderch is truly a master musician. Stunning. Danny Saunders in The Living Tradition Issue 41 January/February 2001
Click for further informationParallel Latitudes  by Cheyenne Brown
“Rhythmically rich, there are ample dynamics, including some improvisational derring-do, but the energetic elements are balanced aplenty with elegance and sensitivity.” -Living Tradition
Click for album detailsPerllan by Pigyn Clust
(orchard) is a mixture of beautiful vocals from Ffion Haf and wonderful instrumental tunes. If you like Celtic music this is a MUST, the opening track is magnificent, a hard act to follow - but they do! Pigyn Clust are Ffion Haf - vocals; Cass Meurig - fiddle, crwth; Idris Morris Jones - fiddle; Endaf ap Ieuan - guitar, bouzouki; Wyn Williams guitar, mandola.
Click for further detailsPriodi by Sild
They thus play traditional songs and tunes of both Estonia and Wales, and also throw in an original composition or two. And they play them very well, with integrity, although some might find the instrumental sound a bit stark and raw. Not me. And I also like the vocals from Sille. A woman who seems like she would resolutely forbid any record company attempts to commercialise her voice. She has a voice of some character. Dai Woosnam, The Living Tradition
Click for further details of Beyond DreamsThe Quiet Tradition by Alison Kinnaird and Christine Primrose
Alison Kinnaird and Christine Primrose are already well-known as outstanding solo performers in their respective fields of traditional Gaelic song and Scottish harp. Christines beautiful voice with its effortless traditional style is accompanied by Alisons sensitive harp playing in a way which does not detract from the character of the singing, but supports it and adds an extra dimension to the music. Their repertoire includes love songs, laments and descriptive pieces, as well as lively dance music.
Click for further detailsThe Rough Edge by Peter Jagger
Peter Jagger is an excellent songwriter, a fine singer, with an edgy, dark brown voice and a strong guitar player. His influences are numerous and varied and hence his writing style is eclectic. There is a strong influence from the blues, of which he is a very capable performer, on to which are added inventive melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.
Click for further detailsSeeds to the Wind by Ceolbeg
Traditional song and instrumental group featuring Gary West (bagpipes), Davy Steele (vocals, guitar) and Wendy Stewart (harp). 'They must be the envy of many better known bands.' (The Scotsman)
Click here for further detailsThe Scottish Harp by Alison Kinnaird
Released in 1988, this is a compilation CD with tracks taken from Alisons previous three recordings - 'The Harp Key', 'The Harpers's Gallery' & 'The Harpers Land' - plus three extra tracks. Alison's records were the first to bring attention to the repertoire of the Scottish harp and to give the instrument a solo rather than an accompanying role. She continues to stress the importance of playingharp tunes rather than simply playing tunes on a harp. A must for all those interested in harp and for those looking for music that has charm and beauty.
Click here for further detailsShine on by Elaine Morgan
"Shine On" contains twelve tracks where Elaine's delivery, always distinctive and strong, are equalled by her obvious strengths as a songwriter of sophistication and considerable worth. It's all here - the music that Elaine has been singing and playing all her life - and were deeply fortunate she's here to lay it down for us. The album presents an inspired and inspiring journey which is both emotive, vibrant and arresting. Folk on Tap Jan - Mar 2003 edition.
Click here for further detailsSidan by Kilbride Brothers
".. it is their freshness of approach, combined with their youthful 'joi de vivre' ... which marks the KilBrides out as major contenders." John O'Regan. Limerick. "The ease of delivery and natural support between the three brothers belies their skill in marrying these three diverse elements into a harmonious whole .. Mwy o nerth i'ch penelin, bois!" Nick Passmore - TAPLAS.
Click here for further detailsThe Silver String by Alison Kinnaird
Released in 2004, this is the long awaited album from Alison Kinnaird. It features Alison on gut and wire strung harps and cello and contains 13 tracks. Alison is joined on the album by Ann Heyman, Charlie Heymann, Alasdair White, Mike Katz, Christine Primrose and Robin Morton. Included with the CD is a free DVD featuring 3 short films relating to Alison`s music and the other side of her artistic endeavour as a glass artist.
Click for further detailsThe Sky Didn't Fall by Kathryn Tickell and Corrina Hewat
Northumbrian piper and fiddler Kathryn Tickell, awarded BBC Radio 2's 2005 Folk Musician of the Year, in a duo with harpist Corrina Hewat, one of the most distinctive, original and versatile artists on the contemporary Scottish scene. Two excellent musicians and a CD which compliments the talents of both. Great playing and singing.
Click here for further detailsSoirbheas by Sarah Deere-Jones
Traditional and original Celtic harp pieces along with the magical sound of the Aeolian harp, recorded at various ancient sites throughout Celtic Britain and Ireland. Sarah Deere-Jones, one of England's finest Celtic harp players, has blended these two instruments, with her own improvisations and the sounds of nature. 'Absolutely magnificent' - John Shaw
Click for further detailsStrange New Lands by Nadia Birkenstock
"This musician is more than an accomplished master of the celtic harp, she is also an expert in uplifting your spirits in a musical way. In short: Very relaxed, very atmospheric, very recommendable." C.Ruf, Dresdener Zeitung (Germany)
Click for further informationTelyn by Llio Rhydderch 
Llio Rhydderch's "Telyn" has made a huge impression in world traditional music."Brilliant Harp Wizardry" Derek Bell, The Chieftains.
Click for further detailsThere Is No Rose by Lammas (Sarah Deere-Jones & Phil Williams)
A magical selection of medieval music for harp, voice and other instuments with a mid-winter theme, haunting English medieval songs for voice and harp such as ‘There is no rose‘ and ‘Song of the nuns of Chester‘ are mixed with lively ‘Estampies‘ and ‘Saltarellos‘ from the era and new arrangements of favourite ancient carols such as Puer Nobis, In Dulci Jubilo and Coventry Carol - featuring wire-strung and gothic harps, Gemshorn, hammered duclimer, Hurdy-Gurdy, Recorders, Saz, Bagpipes, and percussion.
Click for further detailsThy Trembling Strings by Sarah Deere-Jones & Phil Williams
Performed on antique instruments from the era, this selection of rarely heard dance tunes from a family archive, and the authentic music of a virtually forgotten Regency instrument, the harp-lute, all discovered by professional harpist Sarah Deere-Jones, make this recording a rare and revealing contribution to early 19th century repertoire.
Click here for further detailsTide of Change by Irene Watt
Irene's singing career literally began at her father's knee, with her earliest stage the family drinking table. Since then, she has continued to captivate audiences with her warm, melodic voice and sparkling personality. When she first encountered the harp, a mere three years ago, a perfect partnership was forged. In recent years, Irene has become a regular on the traditional and folk music scene, where her lively and moving performances have won her many awards, and just as many fans.
Click here for further detailsTiming Her by Sarah Deere-Jones
English acoustic music at its best featuring Sarah Deere-Jones on harp, Phil Williams on Cittern and smallpipes with Steve Potter on violin. A collection of dazzling instrumentals, lively dance tunes and Sarah's new 'folksong' settings of some of the poems by Thomas Hardy. 'Hauntingly beautiful' - Hardy Society
Click for further informationToreth
Toreth are Gareth Westacott fiddle/vocals and Guto Dafis button accordian/vocals. "Gareth's fiddling style ... transports me from the mountains of Wales to Brittany, central Europe and back again" Taplas "Guto's vocals have real depth and quality ... Toreth are much too good for Wales to keep to themselves" Living Tradition.
Click for further informationTravels with My Harp Volume 2 DVD by Mary O'Hara
One’s interpretation of songs evolves over time and likewise the accompaniments. My recordings of the songs in Travels With My Harp V2 were made at different times, sometimes part of live performances, and what is on the various recordings may not always in every detail accord exactly with what appears on paper in the scores
Click for further informationWandering Between The Worlds by Nadia Birkenstock
“Enthusiastic fans as well as objective connoisseurs of the scene attest her an Irish soul that becomes apparent in her fairy-like delicate singing and the masterly skills on an instrument that is not exactly easy to handle. Her sensitive attitude opens the hearts of her audience and creates a very special atmosphere.”Westdeutsche Zeitung 
Click here for further detailsY Gwenith Gwynnaf by Gwenan Gibbard
Y Gwenith Gwynnaf - the whitest wheat is Gwenan’s debut album with Sain and features a selection of her arrangements of Traditional Welsh music. Gwennan performs on both a Camac Aziliz lever harp and a Bryan Blackmore Triple Harp. On some tracks there are guest appearances from Maartin Allcock - guitar, bass and bouzar, Huw Roberts / Stephen Rees - fiddle, Dafydd Roberts - flute and whistle and Deian Elfryn - percussion.
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