"With the release of "Celtic Journeys", Brandywine Harps adds another jewel in the crown of the tradition of harp orchestras. Janet Witman's masterful arrangements are a joy to hear, in particular a truly delightful treatment of "Carolan's Concerto" arranged as a rag! Thoroughly enjoyable!"
—Valerie Green, host of Harpestry on 88.7 FM in Louisiana
Janet Witman, Music Director
Also available--our first CD
"I just got home from some weekend concerts, and your package is here on my desk. So, I'm listening and wow- it is just so relaxing and wonderful.
Congratulations over and over!"
Sue Richards, Scottish harp champion and recording artist
"With the release of "Celtic Journeys" Brandywine Harps adds another jewel in the crown of the tradition of harp orchestras. Janet Witman's masterful arrangements are a joy to hear, in particular, a truly delightful treatment of Carolan's Concerto arranged as a rag! Thoroughly enjoyable!"
Valerie Green, radio host of Harpestry on 88.7 FM in Louisiana www.krvs.org
"I've been enjoying your CD very much- lovely music and arrangments.
The variety is wonderful and I know we can look forward to a great
Isobel Mieras, Scotland's master teacher of the clarsach, and
director of Na Clarsairean (the Scottish Harp Orchestra), refering to our
performance in April '09 at the International Harp Festival in Edinburgh.
Journey with us!
It's been a 2 year musical endeavor and we are excited to present our second CD Celtic Journeys. This recording features the 15-harp orchestra in new works by Catriona McKay, Michael Rooney, Laura Zaerr, Donald Shaw, Sue Richards, Louise Pratt and Janet Witman.
Song listing (click titles to hear 30-second samples)
1. Rolling Waves / Carolan’s Favorite Jig
2. Scottish Reel Medley
3. Gaelic Gavotte
4. Thomas Moore Medley
5. Swan LK243
6. Land’s End / Lovely Margaret / The Road of the Oak Trees
7. Bonny Portmore
8. Blind Mary
9. Brian Boru’s March
10. Pulling Bracken / The Chanter
11. Celtic Hymn
12. Fingal’s Cave / Dona Nobis Pacem
13. Danny Boy
14. The Butterfly / Jack Broke the Prison Door
15. The Harp Schlepper’s Rag
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Several of Janet Witman's published arrangements
featured on this CD are also available for sale.
Fingal's Cave, Scotland. Photo by Thom Remington.
Orchestra member Margaret Love plays in the Abbey at Iona, Scotland.
Photo by Thom Remington.