Carol Mcclure - Everlasting Arms: Instrumental Harp Praise

Thursday 1st April 1993
Carol Mcclure - Everlasting Arms: Instrumental Harp Praise

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Kingsway 624

Reviewed by Tony May

Trouble with a harp album is, Where's the expert to review it? If you subscribe to the doctrine that "you're given a harp in heaven, if you end up in the other place it's an accordion for you, my son" (What church does this bloke go to? Ed), we'd need to apply elsewhere for a worthwhile opinion. Not being one of the favoured few granted special hotline status, I can but tentatively offer an opinion. Carol is professor of harp music at a USA university (takes a lot of pluck) and as someone who could never understand how anyone could manage to play the thing, I appreciate how much talent and work's gone into this album. The 15 traditional tunes are given sensitive treatment, the final effect is of very graceful, creative music that's highly refreshing and quite beautiful.

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