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Menoizikuls; Midweek Musicalisms

Last of this month's visit to the land of the harp. This week I bring you a friend and the Scottish Clarsach. Elinor Evans. She was one of The Maestro's best friends and remains a family pal - indeed, Mac1 is taking sporadic lessons from Eli. She teaches, composes (this is her own that I bring you today) and plays at weddings (but has done other things - like at dad's funeral). You can read all about her HERE.  Also, if you can't watch the video here, click through... it's filmed in her parent's garden.

The piece was composed for her mum...
Once my mum and I were our for a very snowy dog walk and we ending up coming down the very steep hill, my mum thought safety first she would bum shuffle down the hill....but she was wearing waterproof trousers so went whooosh all the way down the hill....Bedging literally means Bottom Sledging!!

13 comments:

  1. I love it... I had no clue that this instrument can be so modern and cool!!! and I love her smile...

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  2. I like the picture on her website of the harp on the hay!

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  3. Beautiful composition and playing in an equally beautiful garden.
    Oh yes, and a beautiful smile too!

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  4. Bertie and Gail said it purrfectly.
    I am in awe of Eli's gift.
    I love the harp but have never heard any music from it quite like this. Yay for Eli teaching us all new things
    Hugs Cecilia

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  5. The garden is just beautiful and so is Elinor and her harp.

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  6. my first time hearing the harp played this way. love the house and garden and she is very talented. next lets see mac1 playing

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  7. What a lovely piece. We agree with the weim brothers that it is a very modern sounding song for a harp.

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  8. Both the music and setting are quite nice!

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  9. I love listening to the harp, and I too had no idea it could be played with so much of a modern sound. Very well executed.

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  10. Harps are lovely. Josee has been practicing her French Horn all week. My oh my!!!!

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  11. We loved it and listened on to the next clip of her performance in the Princess Margaret of the Isles competition.

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  12. What a happy sound for the day! namaste, janice xx

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