Traditional Irish Music
String On String is the debut album from traditional singer and harpist Amy McAllister. The album will be released on Saturday 1st April with a launch concert in the Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast, followed by a launch in the Seamus Ennis Centre in Naul, Dublin on 29th April.
Hailing from Glenariffe Co. Antrim, Amy is a new exciting talent on the traditional music scene. Drawing on her traditional roots, she adopts a contemporary approach to her music with clear and distinctive vocals and a contemporary harp style. ‘String On String’ is a collection of traditional and original songs and harp music.
Talking about album, Amy says,"String On String reflects my journey as a musician, retelling old songs and introducing some of my own original songs too. I wanted to record my own versions of what I think are just some of the most beautiful songs and harp tunes around, I love the simplistic beauty and nature of the pieces on the album. I had the pleasure of working with some great musical friends and a wonderful producer Camille Champarnaud on the album too, and look forward to launching it now in Belfast and Dublin."
Amy has toured across North America, Canada and Japan with Celtic Crossroads and Rhythm of the Dance, was selected as one of Moving On Music’s ‘Emerging Artists’ in 2016 and will travel to Brazil this year to represent Ireland at the Rio International Harp Festival for the second consecutive year.
There will be two album launches in April each featuring a number of special guest musicians including Deirdre Galway and Eoghan Scott (guitar), Tom Hughes (cello), Aoife Kelly (fiddle) and Ciaran O’Kane (singer).
Tickets and booking details below:
Saturday 1st April, 8pm
Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast (BYO event)
Tickets: £8 (or *£14 ticket + CD)
Available from: www.movingonmusic.com / 028 9024 8818
Saturday 29th April, 8pm
Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Dublin
Tickets: €13/10 (15/12 on the door)
Available from: www.tseac.ie / 00353 1802 0898
String On String will be available to purchase from April 1st via www.amy-harp.com
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