The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing 23 August is a collection of Catriona McKay’s newly composed music in an album title ‘Harponium’ which highlights her prowess as both harper and composer.
Melody driven with Catriona’s signature harmonic and rhythm harp style, Harponium combines both the strength and delicacy of her harp with bold, warm, characterful harmonium.
Reviewer, Rob Adams in The Glasgow Herald commented: “Harper Catriona McKay is a musical free spirit who can tackle wholly improvised works and has the ability to take traditional music out to the edge without sacrificing traditional forms and techniques at the altar of experimentation.
Indeed, it is the easy intermingling of her fearless adventures with her folk roots that makes Harponium such an enriching, rewarding and uplifting listening experience.
Essentially, as its name suggests, a blending of Scottish harp and harmonium, both played by McKay herself, into one new instrument, this is a triumph of brilliant musicality, joyous expression, daring harmonic shifts and moving melodicism.”
Catriona McKay’s Harponium album is available to buy now from coda music