Winter Harp's 2009 CD

Winter Harp Live features some of the ensemble's most-requested songs such as Ave Maria, Little Drummer Boy, Huron Carol and Away in a Manger. You'll hear well-known carols, a beautiful Spanish carol, a lively Irish jig and some of 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, making you feel as if you are there.

Winter Harp's 2009 CD
  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


A Night In Winter

A Night In Winter is a delightful mix of medieval, English and Spanish carols – from upbeat tunes with percussion solos to hauntingly beautiful lullabies. Harps, flute, fiddle, rare medieval instruments, oud, sitar, percussion and singing combine in gorgeous arrangements that will have you dreaming of falling snow and crackling hearth fires.

A Night In Winter
  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)

A Child's christmas in wales

A Child's Chistmas in Wales

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 heart-warming childhood memories penned so eloquently by Dylan Thomas. The CD also features the delightful tale Carols in the Cotswold 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, the aroma of cooked turkey, and colorful presents for good little boys.

So curl up on 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 on Jurgen Gothe's DiscDrive.

The carols include:
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Deck the Hall
  • Carol of the Bells
  • The Ash Grove
  • Silent Night
  • Huron Carol
  • What Child is This?


Christmas Night

Winter Harp members spent considerable time researching music for this album -- to find beautiful, rarely-heard carols which they recorded 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 star-lit Christmas night.

Throughout the album, medieval, Spanish and Celtic carols mix with all-time favorites such as God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, The Huron Carol and What Child is This? From dance-like Basque carols, to haunting lullabies, this is Yuletide music at its best.

  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


harp dance



Nominated for a prestigious Westcoast Music award, Harp Dance features some of Winter Harp's most popular pieces including the rhythmic desert piece Caravan, and the fiery Baroque Flamenco.

On this CD, Celtic dances mix with music from afar to create an exotic and upbeat collection. Superbly produced, Harp Dance features breath-takingly beautiful arrangements and evocative performances. From the ethereal sounds of the medieval instruments to the exotic mixtures of tabla and Celtic harps, the album will transport listeners to other times and places. Features harps, percussion, bass, voice and medieval instruments.

WINTER HARP -- the Music


Described as "a journey into the heart of winter" the CD features well-known Christmas music as well as rare and beautiful medieval carols. From the haunting 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.

This CD was named one of the top 10 CDs of Christmas 1999 by The Georgia Straight newspaper.


WINTER HARP -- Words and Music

Winterharp - Words and Music

A recording of some of Winter Harp's best-loved stories, poems and songs, featuring narrator Alan Woodland. Curl up by the fire and let this CD bring you the warmth of the Christmas spirit.
  • Birthday Carol
  • Christmas Eagle
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Fires Burning
  • The Shepherd's Harp
  • What Child is This?
  • Upside Down in the Bell
  • Our Cat at Christmas
  • Come Share the Bird
  • Sleigh Ride
  • That Child
  • Friendly Beasts/Away in a Manger
  • Eddie's Service
  • Holy Mystery in the Barn
  • Shepherd's Flute/Huron Carol
  • There Were Camels
  • Dancing for the Child
  • Noel! Noel!
  • The Messengers
  • Beyond the Years
  • Coventry Carol
  • Winter Harp
  • Those Last Late Hours
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel


Celtic Harp For Christmas

This album remains a top seller for its distribution companies Canada-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.

"Will go over well with the Loreena McKennit crowd."
Toronto's The Record

"A fine, sincere recording."
Lloyd Dykk, Vancouver Sun

"It is crystal clear, filled with light from within, reverent."
International Folk Harp Journal

CELTIC HARP for CHRISTMAS is an album of timeless music,


Celtic Harp of Dreams

A beautiful blend of the medieval and Celtic styles. Lori Pappajohn on Celtic harp and flutes, with cello, medieval instruments and percussion.

"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 marvellous harpist, founder of various ensembles, comfortable in all styles. Great studio sound."

CBC's Jurgen Gothe

This CD was listed on Jurgen Gothe's prestigious top 20 hit list of 1998 and featured on Jurgen's DiscDrive.

Order CD's through your local music retailer or by contacting:

Winter Harp
Lori Pappajohn, director
63 Courtney Crescent,
New Westminster,
British Columbia, Canada, V3L 4M1


CDs are $25 CDN (includes postage).

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