According to maggiesmusic.com, “Celtic harp is the national emblem and musical instrument of Ireland and Sue Richards, an Irish and Celtic harp champion many times, brings honor to this magnificent instrument. Her music evokes the mystery of the ancient Celts. Guests include Scottish fiddler Calum MacKinnon, All-Ireland button accordion champion Billy McComiskey, Ensemble Galilei members Carolyn Surrick on viola da gamba and Marcia Diehl on recorder, guitarist Connie McKenna, Charlie Pilzer on piano and bodhran.”
Track Listing: 55:21 minutes
- O’Farrell’s Welcome to Limerick (3:02)
- The Musical Priest / Miss Ratray (3:29)
- Miss Murphy (3:12)
- Brian Boru / Halting March / The King of Laois (7:20)
- Miss Abbott (3:18)
- Leaving Port Askaig / Murray Shoolbraid of Saltspring / East Neuk of Fife / Torryburn Lasses (4:21)
- Da Day Dawn (2:43)
- The Emigrant’s Farewell (4:50)
- Bi Falbh o’n Uinneig (Go from the Window) (5:03)
- Morfa Rhuddlan (Rhuddlan Marsh) (2:23)
- Banjo Breakdown (2:26)
- Tip O’Neill / Washington Hornpipe (3:59)
- Miss Noble (4:35)
- Lament for Coire an Easa / The Hazel Grove (4:13)
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About Our Presenter, Sue Richards
Sue Richards is an internationally known performer, teacher, composer and author. Sue has recorded dozens of CDs, and has entertained audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe.
After first studying the concert harp in Ohio with Lucy Lewis and Jean Harriman, Sue turned to the Celtic harp and the Irish and Scottish traditional music of her heritage. Since then, Sue has performed numerous times for the Embassy of Ireland in Washington, DC, has twice played for President Bill Clinton, and recently added Queen Elizabeth II and President and Mrs. Bush to her list.
Sue has sat in with The Chieftains and has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion. She has performed in Scotland at Celtic Connections in Glasgow and at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival, and she recently toured Norway and Sweden with the Harpa ensemble.