CD A0250: The Rune of the Moon

CD coverThe Rune of the Moon by Margaret Knight
Music of the British Isles

Traditional tunes from around the British Isles including well know melodies such as Bian Boru's March, Greensleeves, The Skye Boat Song and The Ash Grove and gems which deserve to be better known including A Tailur, Kishmuls Gallery and St. Bride's Coracle.

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Audio Samples & Track Listings

The Rune of the Moon

01. Brian Boru's March : Soldiers marching tune composed by the high king Brian Boru who won victory over the Danes at the battle of Clontarf.
02. A Tailur : The lark in the clear air.
03. My Lagan Love : The fairy Queen seduces mortals to her shieling
04. Toughal Harbour : An Irish tune also known as Boulavogue from Wales.
05. Llwyn On : The Ash Grove.
06. Lambs in the Fold.
07. Breuddwyd y Frenhines : The Queens dream.
08. Ffarwel y Telynor : A Minstrels farewell to his native land from Wales.
09. Greensleeves.
10. Scarborough Fair : Influenced by Scandinavian folk Ballads.
11. You are Gone: A lovely ballad by Jeffrey Mayhew.
12. Skye Boat Song : Bonnie Prince Charlie fled in disguise to the isle of skye after the defeat of the Culloden Battle.
13. Ye Banks and Braes : A popular love song by Robbie Burns.
14. Kishmuls Gallery : A Hebridean seafaring melody.
15. St Brides Coracle : St Bride, the patron Saint of the sea cares for the motherless shipwrecked children.
16. Birds at the Fairy Fulling : From the Hebridean Isles.
17. The Rune of the Moon : A Scottish Highland Air.

CD Notes & Credits

Margaret Knight
A graduate and prizewinner of the Royal Academy of Music Margaret now pursues an international solo career as both harpist and singer.

She has performed for Russian Television in the winter palace of Peter-the-Great, in Japan for the Empress at the Soka harp festival, Tokyo, in America, Turkey, Europe and she visits Australia and New Zealand every Spring to give concerts and masterclasses.

For BBC Radio, Margaret has composed and performed music for Radio Dramas as well as being featured in her own right on radio 4's The Afternoon Shift and Desert Island Discs for the Australian Broadcasting Company. Margaret has recorded the sound track for many films -she was the hand - double for Kylie Minogue in Jim Henson 's'Jack and the Beanstalk' recorded at Elstree Studios!

Margaret has enjoyed working closely with composers such as Priault Rainer, Leonard Salzedo. Tara Guram and Jeffrey Mayhew. 'You are gone' was broadcast on ABC in 2004 whilst Margaret was performing in Tasmania for the first time.

Margaret has enjoyed passing on her skills to young students, and has developed her own harp school on the lovely Island of Jersey in the Channel Isles.

Artist & Album Information

Instruments: Harp
Genre: Traditional
Format: CD
Our Ref: A0250
Label: Margaret Knight
Year: 2005
Origin: UK

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