Early Music @ 1 - Tuesday 21st April
We're thrilled to welcome Jean Kelly to Early Music @ 1! In today's video Jean plays "Planxty Irwin" by Turlough O'Carolan and "Give me your hand" by Ruaidri Dáll Ó Catháin on a beautiful Celtic harp. If you'd like to find out more about harps, have a look at our selection of small lever harps and Camac lever harps, or browse our large selection of sheet music if you'd like to play some lovely Irish tunes yourself!
Jean hails from an Irish family of several generations of professional musicians. She has been based in London since 1996, when she won a scholarship to study concert harp at the Royal College of Music. A versatile and pioneering musician, Jean has an eclectic career spanning classical, contemporary and world music. Jean specializes in classical, folk, medieval and wire strung harps. She has played harp on several film scores including 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'We need to talk about Kevin', scored for solo harp by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead. Jean regularly performs with groups such as The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments and you can find out about all upcoming performances on her website or on Twitter!