Music about the woods and the fascinating creatures that dwell within them-- fairies, trolls, nymphs, leprechauns, witches, bears, and more. It’s packaged inside a 31-page hardcover book describing the folk history and legends of these creatures and the tunes, filled with vintage artwork and whimsical illustrations.
This recording also features Char Berta on flute, tenor recorder, alto recorder, and whistle, Chris Caswell on percussion and harmonium, Michael Frost on viola, Alan Fuller on guitars and cittern, and Dorothy A. Hawkinson on fiddle and hardingfele.
Includes the following tunes: Considine’s Grove, Epping Forest, King of the Fairies, The Fairy Child & The Fairy Queen, A Bruxa (The Witch), Craigieburn Wood, Artemisia, Bourrée de la Luciole (Dance of the Firefly), Trollspolska, Roslin Castle & The Woods of Kilmurry, Bottom’s Dream, The Golden Castle, Bears—BearDance & The Dancing Bear, Robin is to the Greenwood Gone (Bonny Sweet Robin or Robin Hood), Three Old English Tunes—Gamble Gold, Abbots Bromley Horn Dance & The Green Man, Virgin Forest, The Forest Nymph—Song of the Woods & The Tree in the Woods, and The Gold Ring.
“Anne Roos is an amazing harpist, and this CD showcases her talents beautifully,” says Catherine L. Tully about Anne Roos’ performance on her most recent album release, A Light in the Forest. She adds, “Roos’ harp music is effortless. Gliding and sliding over notes, she shows her skill time and again...”
Here is Ms. Tully’s entire review, as it appears on the Celtic MP3s Music Magazine website:
“Anne Roos is an amazing harpist and this CD showcases her talents beautifully. A small musical group joins her on this effort, which highlights songs about woodland creatures such as fairies, nymphs and trolls. A 31 page hardcover book comes with the CD and it talks about various folk history and legends--a nice touch to a well thought out musical effort.
The group provides a lovely sound. Cds that are put forth only showcasing harp music can be nice, but it is equally wonderful to have some additional accompaniment; and it expands the amount of people that it will appeal to as well.
Roos' harp music is effortless. Gliding and sliding over notes, she shows her skill time and again, but this isn't "gaudy" music.
It's simple, pretty fare. At 18 tracks, there are quite a few songs to enjoy here, each offering its own mood and feel. The gentleness of the harp is underscored in some pieces, the yearning almost palpable. If you love the instrument, you have to listen to this and see what can be done with the various arrangements. If you aren't a huge fan of the harp, there are still plenty of tracks here that you can enjoy.”
The author of this review, Catherine L. Tully, is a freelance writer and photographer. She specializes in the arts. She has written for American Style and Classical Singer, among other
magazines, and reviews music for Marc Gunn's Celtic MP3s Music Magazine. You can reach her through her website at CatherineLTully.com.
This article appears on The Celtic MP3s Music Magazine--a free monthly online Celtic music magazine featuring free music downloads of Celtic, Scottish, Irish music from around the world.
The website is hosted by Marc Gunn. He also hosts five podcasts, including the Renaissance Festival Podcast and the highly celebrated Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, which is one of the most
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