Cath Connelly – Celtic Harpist
Cath has been sharing and teaching the art of Celtic harp for many years. She has developed an extensive repertoire of harp music from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Very much in tune with the origins of this delightful instrument, Cath’s repertoire includes songs from the beginnings of Celtic musical expression to more modern compositions. She has composed contemporary arrangements for many well-known songs, as well as creating many of her own melodies.
Cath is also the fearless director of Melbourne-based amateur harp group Hills' Angels. Many of her harp students are members, meeting monthly to practice tunes, share new pieces and work towards the occasional public performance.
In 2016 Cath's latest solo harp album was released. 'Beyond the Veil' is a delightful album combining Celtic music with some original pieces.
2010 saw the launch of Cath's first solo harp album, Journey. Cath describes this album as 'not trying to show-off on the harp, but rather the album aims to take the listener on a gentle, soulful journey into a deeper place.'
Cath's other albums:
In 2004 Cath released her first album, Song Line, Thin Place. This CD - in collaboration with Greg Hunt on fiddle and mandolin - is a hauntingly beautiful collection of traditional and original Celtic arrangements. Both Cath and Greg feel that the best description of this album is 'music on the Celtic threshold.'
In 2006 the duo re-named themselves Liminality, and in 2007 released their second album, Invocation. Cath and Greg agree that this CD has taken their collaboration to another level - even more sublime than the last one !
2008 saw the release of Cath and Greg's third album, Angels We Have Heard. This Christmas Album provides the soothing balm that is often needed at this frantic time of year.