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ROBIN WILLIAMSON - "Celtic Harp Airs and Dance Tunes"
Greentrax CDTRAX134

A little gem this - exactly what the title says. Completely instrumental harp music played by Robin Williamson a thirty-four string Triplett harp. The tunes are all traditional, but given the Williamson treatment. There are subtle twists and turns as he weaves, seemingly effortlessly his magic like some wizard of the past. The airs have you almost crying, feeling the pain of some lost love or parting, whist the dance tunes conjure visions of dancing feet (not in the Riverdance way though) and of fleeting romances.

Robin draws on not just Irish and Scottish Celtic music, but also on Welsh and Breton. Some you will have heard of, "Mountain Road" and "Lark in the Morning" for example, whilst others are less well known.

If you enjoy harp music then this is for you. If not give this a try, you might be surprised. RECOMMENDED.

Dave Beeby

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This album was reviewed in Issue 25 of The Living Tradition magazine.