Amy Kortuem | The Harp Her Soul Required

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The Harp Her Soul Required

by Amy Kortuem

Beautiful arrangements of traditional Irish music for Celtic harp. Violin and recorder accompaniment round out the exquisite sound.
Genre: World: Celtic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Morrison's Jig / Dublin Streets
4:45 $0.99
2. Gentle Maiden
5:35 $0.99
3. Carolan's Welcome
4:16 $0.99
4. Roving Galway Boy
4:50 $0.99
5. Banish Misfortune
2:37 $0.99
6. Eleanor Plunkett
5:19 $0.99
7. Slane / Bunessan / Ash Grove
3:53 $0.99
8. The Parting Glass
3:26 $0.99
9. St. Patrick's Breastplate
3:16 $0.99
10. My Lagan Love / She Moved Through the Fair
6:57 $0.99
11. Chanter's Tune
2:50 $0.99
12. Planxty McGowan
5:51 $0.99
13. Danny Boy
5:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
The beauty of Amy's harp music, the warmth of her personality and her unique performance style combine to create an unforgettable musical experience - both in live performance and through her recordings.

Amy's unique arrangements of traditional Irish music will transport you immediately to the mystical isle of Ireland, and the music's effect will linger long after the last note rings from the harp.

About Amy:

In 1988, Amy Kortuem received a Celtic harp as a gift from an Irish family friend. It’s a gift that has changed her life. The harp has become her passion and purpose — to bring its beautiful music to as many people as possible.

That gift has also become a thriving business. With three recordings and a rich performance history and schedule to her credit, Amy’s playing is in high demand. She has performed for everyone from preschoolers to presidents and everywhere from cathedrals to county fairs, entertaining audiences both large and small.

She is in demand as a performer at such highly attended events as the Minnesota Irish Fair in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also owns a Lyon & Healy concert harp and has played with many orchestras and ensembles.

Amy also produces and performs concerts of her own. Her annual holiday benefit concerts and St. Patrick’s Day shows are highly anticipated and attended. Her concerts have received rave reviews and have raised funds to benefit local charities.


What listeners and reviewers have said about Amy's music...

"Whether it's within an ensemble or solo, Kortuem herself is the musician who stands out in memory - a physical grace that's in
accord with the dynamics of what she plays." - Mankato Free Press

"Masterful...a truly authentic folk sound..." - Static Magazine

"I am completely awed by your arrangement and performance of my humble song." - Anne Prather, composer

"Lilting and lively, sweet and doleful, evoking the duality of the spirit of Ireland."

"Sweet and soothing sounds."

"Enthralling entertainment..."



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A lovely and inspiring collection of celtic harp music.
This is a wonderful celtic-harp CD. The selections and arrangements are excellent, and the interplay of the harp, recorders, and strings is hauntingly beautiful.