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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    09 Sep '15 03:46
    Looks and talent don't normally go together, but in this case they do. Turn up the volume and enjoy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMcs4zPR-gg&index=5&list=RDCvI5oy25QO4
  2. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    09 Sep '15 18:26 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by bill718
    Looks and talent don't normally go together, but in this case they do. Turn up the volume and enjoy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMcs4zPR-gg&index=5&list=RDCvI5oy25QO4
    They are certainly beautiful but I would like to hear them play some trad Irish or UK folk melodies, the sidebar shows them only doing covers, although they do them in their own style and well,

    I think their harps must have pickups on them, maybe RF transmitters internally or something, the sound board looks way too small for acoustic volume. You notice there are no mics showing in the video which doesn't mean they aren't there but they would have to be several feet away to be out of camera view.

    On the other hand, it could be just a video using a home video camera which does very good sound and video quality if you use a tripod. Like you say, you do have to up the volume a bit, it is a bit on the low side. Sounds good though. I am just spoiled by the likes of Derek Bell and the like.

    For instance, take a listen to this:

    http://www.legendsofthecelticharp.com/

    Try the second video, about Turlough O'Carolan, It doesn't finish though. Too bad.

    One of my favorite singers of all time, also a harpist, Loreena McKennitt, singer, songwriter story teller extraordinaire:

    "Snow"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txc2ugYPJJY

    La Serenissima, an incredible instrumental:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m54SmVsQqgc
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    09 Sep '15 19:30
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    They are certainly beautiful but I would like to hear them play some trad Irish or UK folk melodies, the sidebar shows them only doing covers, although they do them in their own style and well,

    I think their harps must have pickups on them, maybe RF transmitters internally or something, the sound board looks way too small for acoustic volume. You notice ...[text shortened]... sQqgc


    Here she is singing "The Parting Glass":

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_nCXH8wjmw
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    09 Sep '15 20:35
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Here she is in France, singing 'stolen child"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRAAfEK7dBM