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Clarsach - Jennifer White

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From the time of the ancient Celts, the Clarsach has sung the lives of her people. She was the companion to the Dagda Mor. She rested near to the hearts of ancient bards and spoke their histories. Her voice roused the fearful heart to battle, tickled the unhappy heart to dance, dissolved the hardened heart tears, and soothed the troubled heart to comforting sleep. She sang the praises of the old gods and goddesses, Brighid and Lugh, and celebrated the might and majesty of the old Celts, the Tuatha de Danaan and the Fianna. She illuminated the beauty of other worlds, Tir-nan-Og and the Land-Beneath-the-Waves, and delighted in the mischief of woodland Faerie. But when a new people came to her land, they bound her melodies and hushed her stories. Humbled then, she spoke softly with the blind O'Carolan, and relinquished her songs to fiddle and bagpipe. Then, silence...

....until the old race of storytellers awakened, touched her strings again, and revived her ancient melody of courage, grace and beauty. In a new land, to a new people, she sings her songs once more, songs of an old world and a new...


In the autumn of 1998, Jennifer White released her debut CD, Clarsach (The Celtic Harp), a twelve-track recording featuring this ancient and magical instrument. Nine of the tracks are Jennifer's originals inspired by Celtic music, myth and story. The album is also her debut as a vocalist. Only one week from its release, "Clarsach" was already receiving enthusiastic radio play, and continues to garner positive response from a very broad audience.

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1. Blue Heron's Flight - J. White
— Jennifer White — Harp
2. Willow - J. White
— Jennifer White — Harp
3. Oisin: (The White Horses/The Fianna) - J. White
— Jennifer White — Harp; Pennywhistle
— Robert McMaster — Doumbek and Percussion
— Ben White — Chime
4. Drifting - J. White
— Jennifer White — Harp
5. Faerie Thyme - J. White 
— Jennifer White — Harp
6. The Legend of Knockgrafton - J. White
— Jennifer White — Harp
— Robert McMaster — Irish Bodhran
— Jay Riehl — Percussion
— Ben White — Tenor Guitar and Bass
— The Elementals — Thunderstorm
7. Sheebeg & Sheemor - O'Carolan, arr. J. White
— Jennifer White — Harp
8. A Jig for the Autumn Wind - J. White
— Jennifer White — Harp
— Robert McMaster — Irish Bodhran
— Jay Riehl — Percussion
— Ben White — Tenor Guitar and Bass
9. The Selkie's Dream - J. White
— Jennifer White — Harp; Vocals
— Robert McMaster — Ocean Drum
10. The Rights of Man - Traditional, arr. J. White
— Jennifer White — Harps; Pennywhistle
— Robert McMaster & Jay Riehl — Snares & Percussion
11. Brighid's Dance - J. White
— Jennifer White — Harp
12. Loch Lomond - Trad., arr. J. White and B. White
— Jennifer White — Harp; Vocals
— Darrin Schott — Fiddle
— Ben White & Jay Riehl — Harmony Vocals