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  • Apiarist: Rachel from TN (Moote Pointe Farm)
  • bronwynm: Bronwyn from New Zealand
  • Susan: all good
  • Apiarist: got it !
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  • Mrusso2@msn.com bought reward: "Brenda's waltz"
  • GlendaU bought reward: "Technical challenge, accompaniment motifs (Aug 2018)"
  • mezzotara: Joining you late because of technical difficulties (aargh!) but happy to see you. Tara from Seattle.
  • Will G bought reward: "Technical challenge, accompaniment motifs (Aug 2018)"
  • Susan: great starting places - so much to work with
  • bathgypsy bought reward: "Technical challenge, accompaniment motifs (Aug 2018)"
  • Will G: can you recap briefly the second stage? I had some tech problems
  • chanikk@aol.com: yes, lovely ideas
  • ClaudiaAnnHarris: This is great - thanks! Is the handout on this?
  • Apiarist: Yes - I understand. It seems like magic to be able to get all 3 parts in. Two parts are doable, the third is somethign to strive for!
  • Siphannia : yes, lots to practice and play with
  • Evelyn: really interesting thanks... it ties together with other things you've said so it starts coming together for me
  • Apiarist: Putting the 3 parts together seem like learning to fly. It will be so freeing to be able to do that.
  • Will G: Thanks! And hi!
  • mezzotara bought reward: "Technical challenge, accompaniment motifs (Aug 2018)"
  • ClaudiaAnnHarris bought reward: "Technical challenge, accompaniment motifs (Aug 2018)"
  • mezzotara: When you talk about adding bits, do you do that sequentially in the song for the most part?
  • Siphannia : yes, so glad to have a review :) love this waltz
  • chanikk@aol.com: what was the name of that waltz?
  • bathgypsy bought reward: "Louis' Waltz"
  • bronwynm bought reward: "Louis' Waltz"
  • Apiarist: What was the variation you threw in there that sounded like repeated glissandos but you played them with both hands?
  • mezzotara bought reward: "Louis' Waltz"
  • Will G bought reward: "Louis' Waltz"
  • Will G: are you playing the bass notes primarily with your left thumb?
  • mezzotara: Thanks, I get the idea.
  • Evelyn bought reward: "Technical challenge, accompaniment motifs (Aug 2018)"
  • simone: Is " Technical challenge, accompaniment motifs (Aug 2018)" reward basically what was covered in today's Harp Talk? (Had some technical difficulties and missed some stuff)
  • Susan bought reward: "Technical challenge, accompaniment motifs (Aug 2018)"
  • Will G bought reward: "Margaret's Waltz arrangement "
  • Will G: Thanks, Maeve!
  • Susan bought reward: "Louis' Waltz"
  • Siphannia bought reward: "Margaret's Waltz arrangement "
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  • Evelyn: Simone--Yes, as far as I can tell
  • Susan bought reward: "Margaret's Waltz arrangement "
  • Evelyn: Thanks Maeve and feel better! that was a lot to cover.. was wonderful. An hour goes by too quickly.
  • mezzotara: Thanks, Maeve. I love your sense of playfulness with the waltz.
  • bathgypsy bought reward: "Practice bootcamp handout: shape your practice!"
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  • bought reward: "Technical challenge, accompaniment motifs (Aug 2018)"
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  • Maeve Gilchrist

    This show was on Aug 4th, 2018 | 37 people watched
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    • Aug 4
      Your evident love for the music and the instrument is contagious and inspiring.
    • Aug 4
      I really enjoy your enthusiasm for the harp and how naturally you play it -- almost effortlessly -- which clearly shows how much effort you've actually put into mastering the instrument! Also, your virtuosity of the instrument is not as intimidating as it could otherwise be, because your genuine, down-to-earth approach to teaching and demonstrating this timeless instrument simply obviates any egotism that some others might indulge in. I'm in British Columbia, Canada, and play piano, not harp, but if I were on your side of the planet, I'd love to attend your workshop/camps just for the energy of the experience. I have to wonder if these Concert Window presentations just "vanish" after they're done, or if they might be recorded for eventual broadcast from your website or social media page or Concert Window archives or YouTube?
    • Aug 4
      Always love Maeve's great skills at demonstrating techniques.
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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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