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Merry & Bright — Harp for the Holidays by Celtic Muse

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   Celtic Muse follows their acclaimed recording Wind and Wood with Merry & Bright a winter-themed collection of evocative Celtic and Early music. Celtic Muse the duo, began at a Renaissance themed wedding in 1995 and has since become a Northwest favorite, appearing in favorite venues ranging from the Portland Christmas Revels to winning the 1999 Northwest Regional Scottish Harp Competition.

Valerie Klemetti Blessley's musical adventures began with learning the flute and recorder as a child. She has since added harp, pennywhistle, bodhran and kantele to the mix. Valerie studied the harp with David Harper, in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Marion Fouse in Portland, Oregon. When not playing harps, Valerie assists her husband, Dr. Mark Blessley, in making them. She has a degree in visual arts. Look for her book of harp music entitled, Songs I Can Play at

Jennifer Pratt-Walter seeks to transmit her reverence for the Celtic harp with an expansive repertoire of Medieval, Renaissance, folk, classical, and original works. She has been at the harp since 1986, studying with Marion Fouse. Jennifer also plays recorders and unique percussion. She was the 1999 Pacific Northwest Scottish Harp Competition solo champion, and volunteers her talent in the hospital setting. Her debut album Ancient Realms is an harp best-seller.

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 1. Merry & Bright
V. K. Blessley and J. Pratt-Walter
2. Wexford Carol
Traditional Irish
3. Ding Dong! Merrily On High
Traditional English
4. Hyfrydol
Rowland H. Prichard
5. Lux Hodie 
Anonymous Kantele
6. Orientis Partibus
Anonymous French Medieval
7. Hole In The Wall 
Henry Purcell
8. Taladh Chriosta
Traditional Hebrides
9. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep
      Silent/Rousseau's Minuet
Traditional French/Rousseau
10. II Est Ne
Traditional French
11. Quand Je Voy Hyver Retourner
Colin Muset
12. In The Bleak Midwinter
attributed to Gustav Holst
13. Abbot's Bromley Horn Dance
Traditional English
14. Harper's Croft
V.K. Blessley
15. What Child Is This?
16th century English
16. Petit Vriens
Guglieimo Ebreo
17. Auld Lang Syne
Traditional Scottish
18. Simple Gifts
Shaker Elder Joseph Brackett
19. Banish Misfortune
Traditional Irish