Celtic harpers of old played the three musics: the music of mirth, the
music of sorrow, and the music of sleep. Celtic music is a rich
tapestry of these musics, and selections of each are presented here.
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5 of 5 Stars!
"This is my new favorite CD. I'm now a huge Jo Morrison fan, thanks to this
CD and other CDs' and books of hers I've bought recently. She has great
style that seems to me to be JUST RIGHT. I attempt to emulate her style in
my playing. Maybe someday! Her "Rights of Man" and "Choirsdains' Lullaby"
are particular favorites. I don't think anyone would be disappointed in a
purchase of any of Ms. Morrison's work."
"Throughout the entire album, Morrison weaves traditional and more
contemporary sounds to create an atmosphere that brings to mind both
modern coffeeshops and halls of ancient kings. Trite? No. Beautiful?
"Being a Scottish Country dancer, it was thrilling to hear Strathspeys
played at an appropriate tempo and with a strong "Scot's snap" that can't
help but stir the toes and heart.
The Three Musics is a delightful foray into the heart of traditional Celtic
music. Sound quality is mellifluous throughout, and engineering/mastering
is skillfully wrought. Musical textures, ranging from sparse and haunting
to rich complexity, make this album a wonderful addition to your personal
Jennifer Pratt-Walter, The Folk Harp Journal
"For those who like a straight-forward approach with lots of excellent
sets, this CD will definitely appeal."
Heather Yule, Sounding Strings
"The Three Musics is a delightful mix of harp tunes that should please any
fans of the instrument. Beware, however: It may send you to your
bookshelves seeking tales of bards, heroes and gods to benefit from
Morrison's nimble, atmospheric performance."
"Morrison is at ease with this authentic Celtic music, and lends to it a
sense of honest exuberance I find refreshing."
Darin Kelly, The Harp Column
"This recording will be an agreeable addition to the musical collection of
harp music aficionados, as well as those listeners who enjoy the soothing
sounds of the Celtic harp."
The Three Musics is mostly traditional music from Scotland, Ireland,
and the Shetlands Islands, but Jo has written several tunes for it as well.
The tunes are included on this album.
- Inverary Castle/East Neuk of Fife (Flute, Harp)
- Fanny Poer (Cello, Hammered Dulcimer, Harp)
- Chiorsdain's Lullaby (Harp)
- Return of the Stone/The Shepherd's Crook/The Dogs (Fiddle, Harp)
- Sleep Soond in da Morning (Double-strung Harp)
- Clergy's Lamentation (Cello, Harp)
- Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque/King of Laois (Harp)
- Mermaid's Song/Lochaber No More (Harp, Shuttle Pipes)
- Bonawe Highlanders/'S Ann An Ile/Willafjord (Harps)
- They Stole My Wife Last Night (Harp, Clarinet)
- Rights of Man (Harp)
- O' A' the Airts (Harp, Viola)
- North Brig o' Edinburgh/The Goat and the Mare/The Old Wife of the Milldust (Great Highland Bagpipe, Harp)
- Da Slockit Light (Hammered Dulcimer, Harp)
- Kid on the Mountain (Harp)
- The Three Musics (Cello, Flute, Harp)
Total playing time: 64 minutes
Several complete tunes are available. These files are big, so don't expect
A number of other exceptional musicians have also contributed to this album.
The guest musicians are:
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The Three Musics was recorded at
Springfield, Virginia. The album was produced by
and Jo Morrison, engineered
by Heidi Gerber. Mastering was by Charlie Pilzer and David Glasser of
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