An acclaimed harpist and member of the Silkroad Ensemble, Maeve Gilchrist presents selections from her latest release, “The Harpweaver,” featuring the Grammy-nominated Aizuri Quartet. Drawing inspiration from “The Ballad of the Harpweaver” by 1923 Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, the suite of music weaves a rich textural soundscape that illuminates her roots as a traditional folk musician through the prism of luscious string parts. The album evokes a sense of nostalgia, the catharsis of familiar sounds and words that bring a sense of connection, possibility and joy. Hailing originally from Edinburgh, Gilchrist blends original compositions and traditional Irish and Scottish music into a richly imaginative world.
Folk Music, Heritage, Harp, Silkroad, Celtic, Poetry
Gilchrist, Maeve, "The Harpweaver" (2021). ATB Events. 7.