Simon Chadwick's
Early Gaelic Harp Emporium

CDs by Chad McAnally


Chad McAnally
Of Bards and Beggars
NP6129, 2011
This CD is an interesting selection of traditional and original solo music for Gaelic harp. Performed on big 18th-century style instruments made by Jay Witcher and by Chad himself, the music is confident, nicely arranged and well-played. One song is included, sung in Scottish Gaelic by Shawn McBurnie. Of especial note is the 10-minute performance of Brian Boru's March, following the description of Patrick Byrne’s 19th century performance.
£13 +


Chad McAnally and Shawn McBurnie
Blackbird from the Willow Sings
NP2292, 2011
Chad is a harp maker and performer from Minnesota, a student of Ann Heymann and National Scottish Harp Champion of America in 2009. For this new CD, he has collaborated with the traditional singer Shawn McBurnie in a programme of traditional and contemporary songs with Gaelic harp accompaniment. The singing is very straight and close-up, and the harp playing is very clean and competent with some great instrumental atmospheres being drawn out of the harp. "Continuing the storied tradition of song and Gaelic harp".
£13 +