Faculty Recital:House of Strings ~ A Harper's Journey Through Scotland


Sunday, November 17, 2019


3:00 pm


Skinner Hall Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall

James Ruff, Tenor, Early Gaelic Harp Singer, and Historical Harper presents a collage of early music for harp and voice from Gaelic Scotland, recreating the 17th-century world of the historic harper-bards. Rarely heard intimate chamber pieces from a Hebridean harp manuscript, stately formal laments commemorating great clan chieftains, poetic and musical invocations of the famed Keppoch murders, and more. The evocative sound of the early Gaelic wire harp couples brilliantly with the ancient beauty of Gaelic poetry.

Kimberly Andresen

Music Department