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Our 2015 Release

Christmas CD's...

Non-Christmas CD's...

Christmas Stories & Songs...

  1. I Saw Three Ships
  2. Carol of the Bells
  3. Coventry Carol
  4. Chant/Noel Nouvelet
  5. Riu Riu Chiu
  6. Sussex Carol
  7. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  8. Prayer for St. Bridget/Gabriel's Message
  9. The First Noel
  10. Jesus of the Manger
  11. Shepherd's Dance
  12. Evermore Be Merry
  13. Wexford Carol
  14. O Holy Night
In celebration of entering our 23rd year, Winter Harp has released a live recording filled with many of our very favorite songs. Winter Harp Live Volume 2 features the exquisite voice of Roger Helfrick as well as our other singers. The album has both songs and instrumentals including a harp solo by the acclaimed Kim Robertson. There are also two songs with exhilarating drum solos by Lauri Lyster with Adam Henderson. The album ends with a beautiful rendition of O Holy Night. The CD contains well-known songs such as The First Noel, Coventry Carol, Carol of the Bells, and I Saw Three Ships; as well as lesser-known carols such as Evermore Be Merry and Noel Nouvelet. The recording, which is just music (no narration), captures the magic and energy of our live performances. This is Winter Harp at its finest.

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  1. The Bullfighter's Daughter (excerpt)
  2. La Fiesta
  3. After the Rain
  4. Freefall (excerpt)
  5. Regret (excerpt)
  6. Romanza
  7. Siana's Dream
  8. Girl in the Red Skirt
  9. The Andalusian (excerpt)
  10. Tangiers (excerpt)
Harps, percussion, bass and singing combine in this fun and lively Spanish-styled CD. You'll meet the fiery Girl in the Red Skirt dancing in the village square. You'll feel the passion of the Bullfighter's Daughter. You'll hear the longing of the Andalusian riding his horse by the thundering sea. You'll feel the fervor of Freefall, the fire in La Fiesta and the exotic heart beat of Tangiers. Bring out the sangria, turn on the CD and let the festivities begin. Ole!

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  1. Sing We Noel
  2. Angels We Have Heard on High (excerpt)
  3. Good King Wenceslas
  4. An Angel Bright (excerpt)
  5. Morrison's Jig
  6. Little Drummer Boy (excerpt)
  7. Away in a Manger
  8. O Come All Ye Faithful (excerpt)
  9. A Gaelic Carol
  10. Huron Carol
  11. Watch Out
  12. Solstice Dance
  13. Ave Maria (excerpt)
  14. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
This CD features the ensemble's most-popular songs such as Ave Maria, Little Drummer Boy, Huron Carol and Away in a Manger. Throughout the CD, Medieval, Spanish and Celtic carols mix with all-time favorites. You'll also enjoy a poignant Spanish carol, a lively Irish jig and Winter Harp's fun songs such as Watch Out and Solstice Dance. The CD, which features just music, captures the magic and energy of a live performance.

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  1. The Three Great Ships
  2. Riu, Riu, Chiu
  3. In the Bleak Mid-Winter
  4. El Santo Nino
  5. The Huron Carol
  6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  7. As Lately We Watched
  8. What Child is This?
  9. Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming
  10. Fum, Fum, Fum
  11. The Angel Gabriel
  12. A Gaelic Carol
Gorgeous, rarely-heard carols intermingled with well-loved favorites. The album opens with a haunting Celtic ballad. The spirited song relates the legend of three mysterious ships that appear on the sea on Christmas Day. The album closes with a centuries-old Gaelic melody about a magical starlit Christmas night. From dance-like Basque carols, to haunting lullabies, this is Yuletide music at its best.
Nominated for a VIBE Award
Brilliant and absolutely breathtaking.
- Celtic Connection
Pappajohn's crystalline voice is effortless and pure. She is amazing. - Carol Swanson, Christmas Reviews
Loreena McKennitt fans will approve of Pappajohn's lilting voice. - Jeff Bateman, Western Living

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  1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (excerpt)
  2. I Wonder as I Wander (excerpt)
  3. Silent Night
  4. Friendly Beasts/Away in a Manger (excerpt)
  5. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
  6. Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella/I Saw Three Ships
  7. Huron Carol
  8. Good King Wenceslas
  9. What Child is This? (excerpt)
  10. Frankincense (excerpt)
  11. A Vos Dona Verge Santa Maria
  12. O Come, O Come Emmanuel (excerpt)
The quintessential Christmas album. A top seller for its distribution companies continent-wide. Regularly heard in December on CBC Radio, the CD features harp, flutes, cello and bells playing a hauntingly beautiful collection of well-known and medieval carols. These gorgeous arrangements will have you dreaming of falling snow and crackling hearth fires.
It is crystal clear, filled with light from within, reverent. - International Folk Harp Journal
Will go over well with the Loreena McKennitt crowd. - Toronto's The Record
A fine, sincere recording. - Lloyd Dykk, Vancouver Sun
Pappajohn displays outstanding artistry in her command of the harp. - Christmas Reviews

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  1. Noel! Noel! (excerpt)
  2. Carol of the Bells (excerpt)
  3. Let Us the Infant Greet
  4. A Winter Song (excerpt)
  5. Coventry Carol (excerpt)
  6. The Bellman's Prayer
  7. Winter Harp
  8. Sussex Carol
  9. Carol of the Child
  10. Good King Wenceslas (excerpt)
  11. A Vos Dona Verge Santa Maria
  12. O Come, O Come Emmanuel (excerpt)
A journey into the heart of winter... well-known carols as well as rare and lovely medieval carols. Winter Harp's debut CD remains one of its top sellers. From the ethereal sounds of the organistrum and psaltery to dynamic, rhythmic carols featuring the whole ensemble, this is a CD not to be missed. Celtic, Spanish and classical harps, flutes, cello, medieval instruments, percussion and voice. Named one of the top 10 CD's of Christmas 1999 by The Georgia Straight newspaper.
Compelling and mesmerizing. Winter Harp has a plangent and glittering sound, created from some quite remarkable instruments based on middle-ages models. - The Magic Flute
Everything about this album reflects beauty and balance... the performance absolutely glitters. And the 10 pages of liner notes are a gold mine with photos and lyrics. - Carol Swanson, Christmas Reviews

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  1. Gaudete!
  2. Far Away, What Splendor
  3. Masters in This Hall
  4. Lo, How a Rose
  5. O Little Child
  6. Riu Riu Chiu (excerpt)
  7. We Three Kings (excerpt)
  8. Wassail! Wassail!
  9. The First Noel (excerpt)
  10. Oh My Babe (excerpt)
  11. Bright New Year (excerpt)
Winter Harp's musical landscape expands with exotic Middle Eastern influences of oud, sitar and hand drums featured on two songs about the wisemen's desert journey. The CD also includes a solstice song, a Wassail song and exquisitly-arranged medieval English and Spanish carols.

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Child's Christmas in Wales Part I (excerpt)
Child's Christmas in Wales conclusion (excerpt)
Carols in the Cotswolds Part I (excerpt)
Carols in the Cotswolds Part II

The CD's carols include:
Good King Wenceslas
Deck the Hall
Carol of the Bells
The Ash Grove
Silent Night
Huron Carol
What Child is This?
This CD features Alan Woodland reading the timeless treasure A Child's Christmas in Wales. Alan's rendition is especially poignant, bringing to life the heartwarming childhood memories penned so eloquently by Dylan Thomas. The CD also includes the delightful tale Carols in the Cotswolds by Laurie Lee. This charming story relates the adventures of young boys carol singing on a snowbound night. With his wonderful, expressive style, Alan takes you back to that memorable night in the winter countryside. Journey with the boys as they trek through their snowy valley, singing carols from house to house, their lanterns lighting the way. When Alan reads these stories, you can see, taste and hear every detail - crisp winter nights, bundled up postmen, freshly-baked pies, and colorful presents for good little boys.
So relax in your favorite chair, and let Winter Harp take you on this magical literary journey to Christmas' past.
The CD also includes interludes of carols on harp, flute and cello.
This CD was featured on CBC Radio's North by Northwest and played in its entirety several times on CBC Radio's nationwide DiscDrive with Jurgen Gothe.
Harps are the perfect accompaniment to this reading of Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales. Chill and wintery, as delicate as drifting snow, they have the ability to carry the mood of this venerated story and they convey something ancient in their sound. - Lloyd Dykk, The Vancouver Sun
You have given us a wonderful gift through this music and story. I know the story has always been there, I just also know, I have never heard it told so beautifully. Thank you. - Pat

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The 25 tracks include:
Christmas Eagle (excerpt)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
The Shepherd's Harp
What Child is This?
Our Cat at Christmas (excerpt)
Come Share the Bird
Eddie's Service (excerpt)
Shepherd's Flute/Huron Carol (excerpt)
There Were Camels
Winter Harp (excerpt)
Those Last Late Hours
Some of Winter Harp's best-loved stories, poems and songs, featuring acclaimed narrator Alan Woodland. Curl up by the fire and let this CD fill you with Christmas warmth and cheer.

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  1. Logan Water (excerpt)
  2. Harp Dance
  3. Chanter's Song Prelude (excerpt)
  4. Chanter's Song
  5. Baroque Flamenco
  6. Caravan (The Camels) (excerpt)
  7. Avalon
  8. Las, Las, Las, Las Par Grande Delit (excerpt)
  9. As the White Swans Fly
  10. Johnny Goes to France (excerpt)
  11. The Silkie (excerpt)
Mesmerizing…Haunting…Rhythmic…Dynamic
Nominated for a prestigious Westcoast Music award, Harp Dance features some of Winter Harp's most popular pieces including the rhythmic Middle Eastern-influenced Camel Caravan, and the fiery Baroque Flamenco. Celtic dances mix with music from afar to create an exotic and upbeat collection. Superbly produced, Harp Dance spotlights breathtakingly beautiful arrangements and evocative performances. From the ethereal sounds of the medieval instruments to the exotic mixtures of tabla and Celtic harps, the album transports listeners to other times and places. Instruments: harps, percussion, bass, voice, and medieval instruments.
Pappajohn's vocals are soft and romantic - Ian Scott, Sound Effects
Pappajohn is a powerful harpist who can transport you to other countries and cultures. - Celtic Connection

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  1. Minstrel's Dream (excerpt)
  2. First Snows of Winter
  3. Scarborough Fair (excerpt)
  4. What Could Have Been/Tatlayoko Fall
  5. The Water is Wide (excerpt)
  6. Stag and Hound
  7. In Spring We Shall Dance
  8. Sunlight on Fresh Fallen Snow
  9. Seikilos' Song (excerpt)
  10. Mountain Lake (excerpt)
  11. Then Shall I Love Thee (excerpt)
A beautiful blend of the medieval and Celtic styles. Lori Pappajohn on Celtic harp and flutes, with cello, medieval instruments and percussion.
This CD was listed on Jurgen Gothe's prestigious top 20 hit list and was featured numerous times on Jurgen's DiscDrive.
Expert playing...her music reveals a poet's soul and a deep sensitivity. - The Province newspaper
Crystal clear music, the sound of fresh snow and bright moonlight. She is a marvelous harpist, founder of various ensembles, comfortable in all styles. Great studio sound.
- CBC Radio's Jurgen Gothe

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