Sponsored by Wilson Morris
Partial support by Anne P. West
Described by one critic as “a phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument ring with unparalleled purity,” Maeve Gilchrist has taken the Celtic (lever) harp to new levels of performance and visibility. Born and raised in Edinburgh and currently based in New York, her innovative approach to her instrument stretches its harmonic limits and improvisational possibilities. Maeve Gilchrist has played with a range of musicians including Yo-Yo Ma, Viktor Krauss, Ambrose Akinmusire, Darol Anger and others. Joined by guitarist Kyle Sanna for her Savannah debut, Gilchrist presents The Harpweaver, richly imaginative original music based on a 1920s poem by American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (which is woven throughout). The Harpweaver is neo-traditional folk music at its finest, coming from the newest generation of migrant Celtic musicians to hit New York.
“Buoyant, sprightly and utterly beguiling… a snapshot of a musician at the top of her game.” –THE IRISH TIMES (IE)
Please note: This concert has been moved from the Charles H. Morris Center to the Savannah Cultural Arts Center located at 201 Montgomery Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401. Questions? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 912.234.3378