Tenor and Early Gaelic Harp
presents music from his recently released CD:
The Gaels’ Honour: Music for Voice and Harp
from Gaelic Scotland and Ireland
Benefit Concert and CD Release
Saturday, April 13th at 6 p.m.
Christ the King Episcopal Church
Concert proceeds benefit the music program at Christ the King.
Suggested donation $20
Pipe marches to stir the soul, noble laments that bring a tear to the eye, love songs to warm the heart, and stormy politics of 17th and 18th century Scotland and Ireland. James Ruff lends his voice to rare early Celtic music of the Gaelic world, sung in Scottish Gaelic and Irish, accompanying himself on the wire-strung Clàrsach, whose bell-like tones rang through the great halls of the Gaelic clan chieftans. Music of the great harpers: O’Carolan, the Connellans’, Ruaraidh Dall, Denis Hempson, Hugh Higgins, and drawn from the Bunting, Neal, Forde and Straloch manuscripts.
For more information please visit www.jamesrufftenorharper.com