|...from within by Eira Lynn Jones|
“Music constantly inspires me. It makes me smile, dream, think and breathe. I hope that this CD does the same for you and touches you from within.” Eira Lynn Jones. ...from within includes perfomances on both pedal and clarsach harp in a variety of musical styles - classical, contemporary, folk and a jazzy piece!
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|07||Pastorale *||Marcel Grandjany||
|08||Moonlight †||Paul Verlaine transl. Norman R. Shapiro||
|09||Clair de Lune||Claude Debussy tr. Victor Coeur||
|10||Prelude 14 * ‡||Eddie McGuire||
|11||Interlude from Dancing Day||John Rutter||
|13||On the Water||Monika Stadler||
|14||Dance * ‡||Fiona Clifton-Welker||
|16||Harpicide at Midnight||Pearl Chertok||
|17||Och Nan Och||Scottish trad. arr. A Macdearmid||
|18||Cruit gun Chéis, Ceall gun Aba *||Mary Ann Kennedy||
|19||Brigid Cruise *||Turlough O'Carolan arr. EL Jones||
|20||Miss Me †||Anon||
|21||Cathcart||Phil Cunningham arr. C McKay||
|†Poems read by Louise
I AM CONTINUALLY ASKED whether I have made a solo CD and, finally, here it is! We recorded this in a beautiful church overlooking Melior, near Stockport, so that we could capture the live sound that is heard in my concerts. These are pieces that I have enjoyed teaching and playing over the years, many written by harpists. It was a joy to play my Salvi Arianna pedal harp alongside my Starfish Glencoe Clarsach.
Music constantly inspires me. It makes
me smile, dream, think and breathe. I hope that this CD does the
same for you and touches you 'from within'.
ON THE WATER
This album is dedicated to all her pupils, past and present.
The recording could not have been made without the help of some
wonderful people. I would like to thank:
MOONLIGHT is taken from 'One Hundred and One Poems' by Paul Verlaine translated by Norman R. Shapiro, published by the University of Chicago Press. ©1999 by the University of Chicago.
Produced by John Longstaff.
©2006 Melindwr Records
|Genre:||Classical, Contemporary, folk|
Eira Lynn Jones (Harp)
Welsh harpist, Eira Lynn Jones, combines performing with a teaching career based in Manchester. Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, New York brought her numerous awards, including the Guinness Foundation Scholarship, an ISM Young Performer Award and a Welsh Arts Council Scholarship. She was Principal Harpist with the Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra for six years, touring extensively with them. As a freelance harpist, she now performs with the Hallé Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic, amongst others, and has appeared in concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in LA, the London Proms, tours to Europe, USA and Japan and numerous orchestral recordings. She is a member of the Aeolian flute and harp duo, has recorded a CD of Music for Organ and Harp and has premièred several new works for harp.
As a soloist, she is regularly heard on the Daily Service and recently accompanied Aled Jones on Songs of Praise. She was seen by 16 million people, appearing in two episodes of Coronation Street, when she played for the wedding of Steve and Karen MacDonald.
Eira is also a dedicated teacher, being Head of Harp Studies at both Chetham’s School of Music and the RNCM. She has developed two flourishing harp departments, and her enthusiasm has seen a renewed interest in harp playing around the North West region.
Her playing has not only taken her all over the world, but it has led to invitations to perform in unusual settings. She has played on a heavy metal CD, flown to Spain for a private function for the Prince of Wales, and even played at the top of the Empire State Building.
Highlights of 2007 include the release of her first solo CD "…from within", a recital and master class at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival, a 5 day teaching residency in Greece, appearing at the European Harp Symposium in Cardiff and directing 20 harps at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in November.
14 Thaxted Drive
|Tel/Fax||0161 483 1327|
|Artist Web Site||www.staly.plus.com|