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A Song Among the Stones

A Performance Piece for Voice, Woodwind and String

Kenneth Steven & Hilary de Vries

In the 6th Century early Irish Celtic Christian hermits made the journey from Iona to Iceland. Known as the papar, they built stone chapels and cross-slabs, evidence of which was found by Norse settlers centuries later.

Their unwritten story inspired the poet Kenneth Steven to create a sequence of poems that reflected their journey, both physical and spiritual. The poems in turn inspired Hilary de Vries to write music that would help carry the listener on that journey and enhance the experience.

‘A Song Among the Stones’ contains all 30 poems and tunes, as well as guidance notes on how to play the tunes

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OriginalTunes for the Wire-strung Clarsach

Hilary de Vries & Bill Taylor

lucid beauty and emotional depth'

'I kept putting a checkmark in the index of the ones I liked 'the best,' then discovered I was marking everything!'

A delightful collection of compositions by Hilary de Vries, arranged and notated by Bill Taylor. The tunes are playable on small wire-strung clarsach, and are suitable for both solo and group playing and for various levels of ability.

Alticry, Christmas Bells, Rosemarkie Burn, Heartstone, Auchenmalg, Bill Taylor's Tune, The Hunter & the Hound, The Hare's Dance, The Eagle's Flight, A Meditation, Sunflower, The Littlest Star, First Dawn, The Memory of Water, For Christy, The Blessing, Red Ruadh, Of the Land I Sing, On a Butterfly's Wing, The Colours of Spring

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Scotland's Music

Melody's Traditional Music & Harp Shoppe


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