Carillon by Janet Harbison and The Belfast Harp Orchestra
The Belfast Harp Orchestra's Best Selling Album of contemporarily arranged Irish music, song and dance with a number of original compositions including Carillon (specially composed by JH for Derek Bell in 1992), Earth, Water, Wind and Fire and many unusual arrangements of rare and well-known tunes including an exceptionally popular arrangement of Danny Boy.
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|Instruments:||Irish Harp Orchestra|
|Genre:||Traditional / Contemporary|
|Label:||Irish Harp Centre|
|01||BRIAN BORU'S SET||(Trad.)||
|02||THE FLOWER OF SWEET STRABANE||(Trad.)||
|03||EARTH, WATER, WIND AND FIRE||(Harbison)||
|04||THE VERDANT BRAES OF SKREEN||(Trad.)||
|07||THE BATTLE OF ALISDAIR (An Ulster Epic)||(Harbison)||
|08||SÉ DO BHEATHA! - DROWSY MAGGIE - GLASS OF BEER||(Trad.)||
|09||DOWN BY THE SALLY GARDENS||(Trad.)||
|10||TWO BELFAST HORNPIPES||(Trad.)||
|11||RAGGLE TAGGLE GYPSY||(Trad.)||
THE BELFAST HARP ORCHESTRA
The BELFAST HARP ORCHESTRA was founded in 1992 in the course of the Bicentennial celebrations of the Belfast Harpers' Assembly of 1792. Its members are drawn from all walks of life and from both religious traditions in Northern Ireland. The Harp Orchestra has contributed a great deal to the cultural life of Belfast, Ulster and Ireland, and has been an influential force in the process of reconciliation in the Northern province. It has also featured prominently in bringing the magnificence of Ulster's cultural traditions to the attention of the world, In 1993, The Celtic Harp album (RCA Victor) produced by The Chieftains with The Belfast Harp Orchestra won the Grammy Award for the top folk music album of the year.
JANET HARBISON, the orchestra's director and music arranger, is also responsible for the tuition of most of the orchestra members. She has been a performer, director and organiser in the harp world for some time and has lead a crusading role in the revival of harping in Ireland.
orchestra members on this album:
Claire Creelman (Antrim), Margo Cullen and Tara Cullen (Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim), Dearbhia Finnegan (Kelts, Co.Meath), Grainne Hambly, Niamh Hambly & Roisin Hambly (Claremorris, Co.Mayo), Barbara Haugh (Antrim), Aileen Kennedy (New Ross, Co. Wexford), Suzanne McAlindon (Crumlin, Co.Antrim), Aideen McClelland, Keeva McClelland, & Emma McClelland, Julie McNeill (Antrim), Eleanor Meehan (Monaghan), Aonghus Rooney, Fionnuala Rooney 8e Michael Rooney (Scotstown, Co.Monaghan), Selina Smith (Antrim) and Diana Whelan (Dorset, England).
BORU'S SET (Trad.)
FLOWER OF SWEET STRABANE (Trad.)
WATER, WIND AND FIRE (Harbison)
VERDANT BRAES OF SKREEN (Trad.)
BATTLE OF ALISDAIR (An Ulster Epic) (Harbison)
The constituent tune titles are as follows: The Ulster Cry; War March of Alisdair MacDonnell; The Trumpet Calls the Men to Battle; Awaiting the Order for Battle; Alisdair Calls Out for Support; Gathering for the Battle; Strike and Slasli and Leave No-one Alive; The Fall of Alisdair; The Women Search for their Dead Heroes ("Is this he, is that he?" - Harp solo, Janet Harbison); Gol na mBan san Ar (The Women's Lament at the Slaughter), Castle Hill (The Graveside Jig).
BHEATHA! - DROWSY MAGGIE - GLASS OF BEER (Trad.)
BY THE SALLY GARDENS (Trad.)
BELFAST HORNPIPES (Trad.)
TAGGLE GYPSY (Trad.)
All music composed/arranged by Janet Harbison
Produced by Janet Harbison; Engineered by Patrick Dalgety
in Dublin on August 1st, 1955, Janet Harbison is acknowledged
as one of Ireland's most prominent traditional harpers and
pioneering personalities in the Irish harp music scene. She
is an authoritative resource on the history and music of the
Irish harp and ethnic music.
To describe Janet as an influential teacher would be to tell only half of the story. She is also a prolific composer, a talented performer, writer and producer.
She established the Harp Orchestras in order to provide her students with the opportunity to perform in public and to develop careers as professional harpers.
As a composer she realized that there was little ‘new’ music being written for the Irish harp and set about correcting the imbalance. Her arrangements are widely used and harpers worldwide await her new publications with bated breath.
With more than 20 years of performance, composition, teaching and promoting the tradition of harping she has a staggering number accolades to her name.
attractive, professional, faultless, highly delightful and
charming, Janet Harbison’s performances are technically
impeccable, and always most subtle, musical and expressive.”
The Irish Harp Orchestra and The National Harp Orchestra.
Irish Harp Orchestra is a professional touring company while
The National Harp Orchestra is a junior stage production company
with membership from 11 years upward. The Irish Harp Orchestra
grew out of the junior orchestra and featured on a Grammy Award
winning album with the Chieftains. This is an internationally
touring company which features up to 16 harpers and 8 other musicians,
singers and a team of up to 32 dancers in large scales concert
Irish Harp Centre The Old School House Chapel Hill Castleconnell Co. Limerick IRELAND
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