Tuesday, January 27, 2009
My 5.1 Surround Sound CD, A Light in the Forest, is “Highly recommended to those who enjoy Celtic harp and traditional music,” says Elaine Cunningham on pages 65-66 in Issue #65 of Renaissance Magazine. Here is an excerpt of the review:
“A Light in the Forest, the latest CD from Celtic harper Anne Roos,
is a genuine treat for people who like their traditional music played
well, without electronic embellishment, in simple but interesting
arrangements. This beautifully produced collection is presented in
a booklet that illuminates each track with notes, stories, poetry,
and art. Organized around a forest theme, this collection of
traditional and early music has a nice sense of coherence while
offering considerable variety.
Highly recommended to those who enjoy Celtic harp and traditional
music, this would also be a good choice for those seeking music
that evokes a Renaissance spirit while remaining easily accessible
to the casual listener.”
Renaissance Magazine is a print publication that features articles
on history, castles, heraldry, culinary and herbal arts, and in-depth
interview with the movers and shakers of the re-enactment and faire
communities. Regular columns review period books movies,
music, web sites, and games.
A Light in the Forest is on the Cambria Master Recordings label.
This and other albums by me are available for purchase
online at Amazon.com, CDBaby.com, and many online stores. It
is also available for purchase at retail outlets such as Barnes &
Noble and Borders stores. Autographed copies can be purchased
Monday, January 12, 2009
In the current episode, you’ll hear “Mairi’s Wedding” from my Haste to the Wedding CD, along with great music from other folk artists and a reading of a poem from the Book of Taliesin. Listen to this new episode:
Special Episode 08 – New Year Music Special 2 Aired January 10, 2009
The Celtic Myth Podshow shares ancient tales and legends of
Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Mann, It
brings you the bravery of heroes and heroines, the magnificent
pantheon of gods and goddesses and the magic and wonder of
druids, faeries and folklore. This show weaves together the rich,
beautiful tapestry of mythological history, battles and sagas of the
Celts. Join Gary and Ruth and their friends as they tell you the
great stories from Celtic legend.
More details about me and my albums can be found on my
Contributor Page at the Celtic Myth Podshow website.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009
If you thought rock music couldn't be played on a Celtic harp, think again. Yes, it can be done! (with a lot of lever flipping with the left hand). My rendition of "Stairway to Heaven" was caught on Sacramento's KMAX-TV, Channel 31 on their December 13, 2008 broadcast of the Good Day Sacramento show. Hosts Cody Stark and Kelly Chapman interview me on this entertaining morning show, and then she goes into playing the Led Zeppelin classic. Find out more about me at http://www.celticharpmusic.com "Stairway to Heaven" will be included on Anne's next CD release.
"Stairway to Heaven" will be included on Anne's next CD release.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Marc Gunn’s Irish and Celtic Music Podcast #61—The Best of 2008!
I was quite honored to discover that one of my tunes is included in Marc Gunn’s Best Music of 2008 Podcast. Which tune did he choose? “Considine’s Grove” from my 5.1 Surround Sound album A Light in the Forest.
Take a listen at www.celticmusicpodcast.com and then vote for my tune in the Celtic Top Five. If my rendition of “Considine’s Grove” is voted as the most popular from Episode #61, he’ll play it again at the end of the next podcast, Episode #62.
A wee bit about Marc Gunn’s Irish and Celtic Music Podcast – This twice-monthly podcast features music by the best independent Celtic music groups: Irish drinking songs, Scottish folk songs, bagpipes, music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Wales, Nova Scotia, Galacia, Australia and the United States. Hosted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards.
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Saturday, January 3, 2009
I treated viewers to "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas", while elevator doors are opening and shutting at will! Sacramento's KMAX-TV, Channel 31, challenged me to the stunt of playing harp in an elevator on their December 13, 2008 broadcast of their Good Day Sacramento show. Hosts Cody Stark and Kelly Chapman commentate. Find out more about me at http://www.celticharpmusic.com