Haunting vocals mixed with some fun

A capacity audience gave The Harp Consort a fantastic and warm response in Brisbane last night. Caitríona O’Leary’s haunting vocals balanced nicely with the staged shenanigans in pieces such as Bumper Squire Jones, including the use of the kind of props not normally seen in a Musica Viva concert! If you want to know what we mean, you’ll just have to come along and see…

Members of The Harp Consort before leaving Europe

The group’s diverse instruments sparked great interest from the audience, especially Ian’s bagpipes and and method of playing, and Susanne’s medieval fiddle. Some of the audience stayed after the concert to ask the group questions and we’re sure the group would be happy to answer questions at other concerts as well.

If you’re in Sydney, listen out for members of The Harp Consort on ABC 702’s morning program tomorrow!

Finally, we’d like to wish a belated Happy Birthday to Ian Harrison, whose birthday was on Monday.

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