9. MAEVE GILCHRIST, HARPER, COMPOSER AND PRODUCER
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2023 AT 2 PM
Described by one critic as “a phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument ring with unparalleled purity”, Maeve Gilchrist has taken the Celtic (lever) harp to new levels of performance and visibility.
Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, and currently based in the New York City area, Maeve‘s innovative approach to her instrument stretches its harmonic limits and improvisational possibilities. She is as at home as a soloist with an internationally renowned orchestra as she is playing with a traditional Irish folk group or using electronic augmentation in a more contemporary, improvisatory setting.
Maeve has released five albums to date, including her most recent 2020 recording, The Harpweaver which was hailed by the Irish Times in its five-star review as “Buoyant, sprightly and utterly beguiling....a snapshot of a musician at the top of her game.”
In 2018 Maeve was a featured soloist on the Dreamworks blockbuster movie soundtrack, How to tame your dragon: The hidden world.
Maeve was the first lever harpist to be employed as an instructor by her alma mater, Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she taught for five years before switching to being a visiting artist in 2018.
All tickets $10 at the door. All children 12 and under listen for free. All upper grade students attending for extra credit assignments also listen for free. No one turned away!