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  • Linda: Hi Maeve
  • mezzotara: I have a question about multiple harps. I only have one harp, which I dearly love. But it's rather large and heavy, and I'm contemplating whether it would be wise to get a smaller harp. How would recommend handling practice with a choice of harps?
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  • VeronicaNíGhrianáinHarp: Hey Maeve! Question about playing melody and accompaniment in same hand. Do you find it more helpful to think about the dynamics of the different voices and work on that as the same time as everything else, or do you think about the voicing later?
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  • Linda: Any hints for making that transition to next octave ie crossing under or over?
  • meghill2: How much time do you spend working on technique warmups in a practice session or daily?
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  • Linda: From harp Orchestra not beginner
  • ClaudiaAnnHarris: When you're soing arpeggios up and down R and L hands - I think you said you're doing different inversions in each hand (like the 'killer scale') is that right?
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  • Evelyn: Thanks! lots of good info! How can we hear your concerto for lever harp and orchestra?
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  • maevegilchrist: Hi Evelyn, I'm afraid there's no recoerding as of yet of the concerto (that's out for public release) but we're working on a couple possibilities for future performances and I'll certainly let you all know! x
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Described by one critic as “a phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument ring with unparalleled purity”, Maeve Gilchrist has taken the Celtic harp to new levels of performance

Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, and based in Brooklyn, New York, Maeve‘s innovative folk-jazz fusion approach to her instrument stretches its harmonic limits and improvisational possibilities. She... more

Described by one critic as “a phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument ring with unparalleled purity”, Maeve Gilchrist has taken the Celtic harp to new levels of performance

Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, and based in Brooklyn, New York, Maeve‘s innovative folk-jazz fusion approach to her instrument stretches its harmonic limits and improvisational possibilities. She is as at home playing with a traditional Irish folk group as she is with an American string band or a contemporary ensemble.

She tours internationally as band leader or soloist and has appeared at such major music events as Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Tanglewood Jazz festival, the World Harp Congress in Amsterdam and the opening of the Scottish Parliament. She has played with such luminaries as Kathy Mattea, Esperanza Spalding, Tony Trishka and Alasdair Fraser.

Maeve has released four albums to date, including her most recent recording, 20 Chandler Street, on Adventure Records, with bassist Aidan O’Donnell and fiddler Duncan Wickel, while on her own label her solo Ostinato Project is a beguiling exploration of the possibilities of her instrument.

She also maintains a widely acclaimed duo project with percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and tours regularly with bluegrass fiddle ace Darol Anger.

Maeve also teaches widely, and is the first lever harpist to be employed as an instructor by Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she graduated. She has written several instructional books published by Hal Leonard Music.

Reviews of 20 Chandler Street:

If there’s a soundtrack to a fine summer, this is it. If there’s a musician who can bask in tradition yet immerse herself musically in the multicoloured experience of life, it’s Gilchrist – Siobhan Long, Irish times

Her traditional musical roots are evident but within a sublimely graceful and sophisticated contemporary soundscape. Suffused with classical precision, the music is intricate, richly layered with moods, movement, pulsing currents and waves – Kevin Ward, Living Tradition magazine

For further information see www.maevegilchristmusic.com

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