No More Wings – the title track from the 2012 album of the Rachel Hair Trio
Well, the harp has many stereotypes and Rachel does her best to dispel by telling people that if they listen to her music, they’ll soon discover its not as angelic as it first appears…
One of the leading bands on Scotland’s vibrant folk scene, the Rachel Hair Trio presents a sparkling blend of melodic harp mastery, rootsy songs and sophisticated rhythmical drive. Fronted by acclaimed harpist-composer Rachel Hair and featuring the much-in-demand singer-guitarist Jenn Butterworth and top Scottish double bassist Cameron Maxwell, the group has honed a repertoire drawn from traditional, contemporary and international sources to create performances that crackle with character, passion, verve and joie de vivre.
Hair’s mischievous personality shines throughout her music… Breton revels, Quebecois waltzes, Swedish dance tunes, ancient airs and contemporary Galician melodies all fuel Hair’s passions as she carries Scotland’s harping traditions forward. The trio highlight’s Hair’s clear tone and sure, true phrasing alongside guitarist Jenn Butterworth’s heartfelt singing and double bassist Cameron Maxwell’s dynamic presence.
Nominated Scottish Folk Band of the Year 2011 (MG Alba Scots Trad Awards)
Artist website: http://www.rachelhair.com
Single title: No More Wings
Single artist: Rachel Hair Trio
Single duration: 3.15
Record Label: March Hair Records
Catalogue No: MHRCD003
Writers: Rachel Hair
Search Terms: harp