William Jackson - The New Harp

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William Jackson - The New Harp

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  • William Jackson (of Ossian fame) plays trad and contemporary Scottish tunes, plus ones from Ireland, France and America. The New Harp CD features gut and wire strung harps, whistle and bouzouki. Simply superb!!

    "Once again a triumph of the harpist's art, with a joyously limpid cascade of notes..." The Scots Magazine.

    Dunadd; The New Harp; Crossing To Scotland; Le Chant Des Livrees; Chapel Keithack; The Hummingbird; Falkland Palace; The Heights Of Cassino; Ossianic Air; The House On The Hill; A Skye Air; The Flight Of The Earls.

    The New Harp wears its harp on its sleeve, depicting an example of the instrument and its exponent: and sure enough, it's renowned musicologist Dr William Jackson, now a rather magisterial figure to those who remember him as young Billy Jackson of Ossian, and of the wistfully evocative suite devoted to Tennents' Brewery, plus a thousand other stages. This collection celebrates a variety of topics - and indeed, locales - from Dunadd, ancient capital of Dalriada, to Donegal, North Carolina and France; and also takes in a grand sweep of chronology, from the early 17th century to Ossian (the poet, not the band, this time) and up to World War Two and "The Heights of Cassino", by Dan McRae of the Camerons; and then to the arrival of his daughter's god-daughter. Once again a triumph of the harpist's art, with a joyously limpid cascade of notes that conjure up a tranquil river on a sunny day - or to destroy the poetic mood entirely, it's finger-pluckin' good!