CD A0063: Open the door softly

Open the door softly by Helen Davies

CD Cover: Open the door softly by Helen Davies

12 wonderful tracks of traditional and contemporary harp music. Played by the Welsh harpist Helen Davies with guest musicians.

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Audio Samples & Track Listing

  The Seas are Deep
Attrib. Turlough O'Carolan 4:23
2   The Eleventh Stream Palle Mikkelborg  6:11
  The Song of the Water Kelpie trad. Isle of man 3:34
4   Open the door softly trad. Irish 6:14
  Molly MacAlpin William Connellan 2:58
6   Don't give me the whole thruth Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin  3:38
  Migldi magldi trad. welsh/Irish children's song  4:14
8   Helen's Jig Shaun Davey 4:07
9   Dark is the colour of my true love's hair trad. Irish 7:30
10   It's not over 'till the fat lady sings Terje Rypdal 2:56
11   A little hour before day trad. Irish 2:58
12   A grain of sand Palle Mikkelborg  7:02


CD Notes & Credits


Helen Davies
Henriette Bonds-Hansen
Liam O'Flynn
Poul Høxbro
Mel Mercier
Palle Mikkelborg 
Cy Nicklin
Gert Sørensen
Peter G. Sørensen
Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin 
Ethan Weisgard


Tracks 2,3,4,7,9,12 recorded by Thomas Li at Soundtrack Studio
Tracks 1,5,8,10,11 recorded by Thomas Li at Generator Studio
Track 6 recorded by Oli Poulsen at Lundgaard Studio
Mixed by Thomas Li at Generator Studio
Mastered by Jan Eliasson at Tocano, Nyhaven

Produced by Thomas Li and Palle Mikkelborg

All harp arrangements by Helen Davies
All other arrangements byThomas Li and Palle Mikkelborg
* except track 6, arranged by Oli Poulsen

Cover design: John Ovesen
Cover photos: © Lisbeth Holten

Helen plays harps by Pilgim, Camac, Jan Muyllaert and Border Harps

Thanks to Ole Christian Hansen at Soundtrack Studio for his initiative and belief in the project. Thanks to Thomas Li for being there all the time. Thanks to Palle Mikkelborg for constant inspiration. Thanks to all the wondeful musicians - my good friends! Thanks to Peter Abrahamsen and Exlibris for faith in me!

Album Information

Instruments:     Solo / Accompanied harp
Genre: Traditional / Contemprary
Format: CD
Our Ref: A0063
Label: Exlibris Musik
Year: 2000
Origin: Denmark