Personnel: Maire Ni Chathasaigh (vocals, harp, fiddle); Kunzo Aoyama, Jay Witcher (harp).
Recording information: Homestead Studio; Homestead Studio, Midlothian, Scotland; Temple Record Studio; Temple Records Studio, Midlothian, Scotland.
Photographer: Chris Newman.
Arranger: Maire Ni Chathasaigh.
First released in 1985, The New Strung Harp is a luminous, sweet approach to music for the Irish harp -- Mairi Ni Chathasaig has a light, fleet-fingered approach that utilizes a rippling style of ornamentation that provides her with a unique musical signature. Just precisely what the end result is, is less than easy to define -- Celtic music, certainly, something with an Irish heart. However, the faeries are well at work here as well. ~ Steven E. McDonald