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The Harpweaver (2024)


Cover art for album The Harpweaver

'Along came Gilchrist with her own composition, The Harpweaver, a feast of melancholic optimism propelled by her febrile dexterity, flashes of wild glissandi and, in Jon Hargreaves’ and Pippa Murphy’s orchestral arrangement, poignant moments of impressionistic reflection’

Ken Walton, The Scotsman

'The Celtic Connections show was opened by the SCO, under conductor Eric Jacobsen, playing Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture, before accompanying Maeve Gilchrist, the innovative Edinburgh-born, Brooklyn-based harpist, on The Harpweaver, from her most recent album. The luminous sound produced by the orchestra and Gilchrist's Celtic, or lever, harp was worth the price of admission alone.'

Russell Leadbetter, Scotland Herald

Working with Pippa Murphy, I arranged some songs from the amazing New York harpist Maeve Gilchrist’s album 'The Harpweaver’, to be played by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the Celtic Connections festival.

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