This collection of Catriona’s newly composed music highlights her skill 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.
Catriona McKay is a fearless explorer of the Scottish harp who is widely recognised for her dynamic musicianship and innovative style.
A diverse Scottish musician who has a unique sound fused with a daring rhythmic style. She has a long standing duo with fiddle genius Chris Stout. They explore sounds that connect and challenge through a bold and adventurous dialogue of their native Scottish music.
Catriona plays in Shetland band Fiddlers’ Bid, with Swedish nyckelharper Olov Johansson, improvising duo Strange Rainbow and the Glasgow Improvisors Orchestra.
Her exceptional inventiveness and unique rhythm harp playing combined with imagination and skill keep her at the forefront of harp playing.
The new cd Harponium is a solo project with music composed, recorded and produced by Catriona.
Catriona won Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2014 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.
Artist website: http://www.catrionamckay.co.uk
Single title: Kronos Reel
Single artist: Catriona McKay
Single duration: 4:58
Record Label: Glimster Records
Catalogue No: glmcd3
Writers: Catriona Mckay
Search Terms: Harmonium