THE THREE HARPS OF CHRISTMAS

In December 2012, in 10 foot of Dolomite snow, Ruth and Graham began work on a new album. The music is a selection of their favourite Christmas carols, rearranged for Concert harp, Bray harp and Gaelic wire strung harp by Graham. Stille Nacht We Three Kings The Angel Gabriel

LOST – FITKINWALL

FitkinWall released their new album LOST in November 2014  www.fitkinwall.com . They toured UK, Brussels and Italy and performed on BBC Radio 3.  Ruth performs on concert and wire stung harps and Graham on moog synthesizer, red box, fender rhodes and autoharp. Highwire – Excerpt Mapping – Excerpt Trace – Excerpt

THE UNCOMMON HARP

Ruth performs works for solo lever harp by Howard Skempton, Gabriel Jackson, Peter Maxwell Davies, Laurence Crane, Michael Parsons, Graham Fitkin and Philip Glass. The CD comprises recently written music by composers working with tonality and modality today, and includes three of Ruth’s works. Farewell to Stromness – Peter Maxwell Davies Jim and Pam and Pam and Jim – Graham …

FITKIN BAND

Ruth performs with FITKIN on bray harp and lever harp.  In 2009 Graham Fitkin put together a stellar line-up of players to form a new nine-piece band. The music is fast, loud, with a hint of gypsy bawdiness and as The Guardian put it ‘a delight that defied all fashionable labels and simply conjured its own whirlygig of ideas with …

STILL WARM

Composed by Graham Fitkin, Still Warm takes the intimate and beguiling sound of the harp far from of it’s angelic connotations.  Ruth performs on lever harp, Gaelic wire strung harp and buzzing bray harp against an electronically generated canvas of scattered beats and pixellated timbres. Snow Clamp Constant Shame Come Come Battery People Powder Trap Close Hold

KAPLAN

Graham Fitkin was inspired by the Hitchcock movie North By Northwest to write the hour long work Kaplan in which the key character in the film doesn’t actually exist.  The music takes the listener into a densely rhythmic and multi-layered sound world and is performed on keyboards by Ruth and Graham.  

SOLO WORK

Y-Gog – arr. by Graham Fitkin for bray harp Peninsula Run – Ruth Wall