Gwen Knighton | Box of Fairies

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Box of Fairies

by Gwen Knighton

This is not your mother's harp music. Versatile wire harp style and driving vocals produce lyrical and sometimes off beat views of lives, loves, and the costs of "happily ever after."
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Common Land
4:55 album only
2. Ghosts
3:06 album only
3. My Fairy Tale
6:18 album only
4. Love Song for a Friend
4:04 album only
5. Joan of Arc
5:56 album only
6. Cinderella Sleeps
5:06 album only
7. Free Fall
4:07 album only
8. Stepchild
5:54 album only
9. Night Shuttle
4:27 album only
10. Gwen's Lullabye to Ygerna
4:16 album only
11. Last Run
6:56 album only


Album Notes
Gwen Knighton is currently best known as the harper with the Atlanta band Three Weird Sisters, but she has a repertoire and a solo style all her own.

Gwen is a past national title winner in the Scottish Harp Society of America's Journeyman division. In recent competitions she has placed as high as fourth in the SHSA's Master level.

Gwen's musical background runs the gamut from classical vocal training, arranging, harmony, conducting and theory classes to her lifelong fascination for traditional music and special love for murder ballads.

In 2005, Gwen relocated to the United Kingdom and now makes her home in London with her family. She also has a park for a front garden, and is twenty minutes away by bus or train from both an 8,000 year old forest and Central London. It's a great life.



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Mary Ellen Wessels

Great album! Interesting songs, lovely harp, wonderful voice!
This is definitely *not* just another newagy harp album!
Gwen's playing is beautiful as is her voice, but the songwriting
is what really sets this album apart. Her lyrics will make you think,
make you laugh, maybe even make you squirm a little.
I find myself listening to this album over and over and hearing something
new each time. -- Highly recommended!

natasia kith

Amazing! We want More!
This album is fantastic. I listened to it just before work one night, and "Last Run" ran through my head all night. If you've ever played Shadowrun, you *must* hear that song.


Harp sparkle
I went to Gwen's concert at Consonance (filk convention) near San Francisco and ordered the CD as soon as I got home. You will be amazed at the harpistry on this CD, but it is even more amazing to see her magic in concert. As the liner notes say, it's as if a box of fairies is hidden somewhere on the instrument.

While you're being dazzled by the harp, don't forget to listen to the words. Some of the tracks are clever take-offs, while others are more traditional minstrel ballads. Cinderella Sleeps is one to listen to closely.

Contrary to the info here on CDBaby, Gwen know lives & works in the UK.