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The Mystic Harp
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop
Derek Bell, of the Chieftains,, captures the haunting, mystical quality of traditional Celtic music on this solo album of original melodies by Donald Walters. Derek has played harp for 23 years with five-time Grammy Award... more »
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Derek Bell, of the Chieftains,, captures the haunting, mystical quality of traditional Celtic music on this solo album of original melodies by Donald Walters. Derek has played harp for 23 years with five-time Grammy Award-winning group, The Chieftains--Ireland's best-known interpreters of traditional Celtic music. Classically trained, Bell joined the group in 1972, after a distinguished career as a harpist with the Northern Ireland BBC Orchestra, and as a professor of harp and Irish harps at the Belfast Academy of Music. For thirty-one years, The Chieftains have been the most influential of the Irish folk musicians, credited with doing more to spread the appreciation of traditional Irish music than any other group in Ireland's history. Bell, a resident of Northern Ireland, has several solo albums to his credit. He has composed three piano sonatas and Symphony in E-flat for orchestra, and is the recipient of the Manns Prize from the Royal College of Music
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Dawn P. from DARTMOUTH, MA
Reviewed on 1/25/2012...
I found the CD ok...I wanted to hear strictly harp however this CD has other instruments in play and reminds me more of an everyday classical music CD. What is on the CD is nice and relaxing just not what I was looking for.
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"The silence must be heard"
Michele Minard | CLARKSBURG, WV | 07/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This artist will open a new chapter in your life. I reach for this CD after a long day at the office. The music is a blend of classical, new age. Deeply moving, these songs give you a moment to reflect on love and to explore your inner self. If you play piano, this is a worthy investment. Let "Mystic Harp", melt your stress, and be lifted instantly."
Most soothing music ever
Nancy J. Curran | Maryland | 12/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is soothing, relaxing, regenerating collection of Music I have found. I can read while listening to this CD, I often go to sleep with the music.
I so wanted to hear Derek Bell when he was alive. The sorrow of the Chieftains is very evident. He was a good and great person in life as well as music. I found harp music too late, but we can all still enjoy Derek Bell's music."