Grainne Hambly: nylon-strung harp
Peter Ratzenback: guitar

Grainne Hambly, an excellent harp player and a former student of the famous Janet Harbison, released this first solo CD in 1999. Although she does play a few O'Carolan tunes here, she is one of a growing number of contemporary Irish harp players who have perfected the playing of traditional dance tunes and slow airs on their instrument, and it is that repertoire which is most represented on this album, nicely arranged for harp solo.

Rating: *** 1/2

Price: $16.99
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1. Reels: The Crib of Perches / Garrett Barry's
2. Slip Jig: Flying to the Fleadh
3. Carolan Piece: Eleanor Plunkett
4. Hornpipes: The Tailor's Twist / Cooley's
5. Air: Amhran na Leabhar
6. Slip Jig & Jig: O'Farrell's Welcome to Limerick / Whelan's
7. Air: Inis Oirr
8. Jig: The Gold Ring
9. Air & Hornpipe: Soft Mild Morning / Her Golden Hair Hanging Down Her Back
10. The Tosa Waltz
11. Air & Reel: Splendid Isolation
12. Jigs: Tonra's / Gan Ainm / The Woods of Old Limerick
13. Set Dance: The Blackbird
14. Carolan Piece & Jig: Madge Malone / McIntyre's Fancy
15. Fling & Barndance: John Roche's Favourite / Kitty Sheain's
16. Carolan Piece: Counsellor MacDonough's Lamentation
17. Jigs: The Mist Covered Mountain / Kilfenora
18. Air: Between the Showers
19. Reels: The Glass of Beer / The Bucks of Oranmore
See also:
    Golden Lights and Green Shadows
    The Thorn Tree
    Books - Traditional Irish Music Arranged for Harp Vols. 1-2