Hello and welcome to my website!
Summer is almost here and I’m enjoying some home time these weeks, planting tomatoes, visiting the cape, time to practice, drinks by the Charles and all the good things that come to life in the Boston summer.
I recently released my first solo harp album. The Ostinato Project is a series of seven original compositions and one cover aiming to utilize both of my hands as individual voices. An exploration and celebration of my instrument, these works are focused on texture and color and I hope you’ll take from them what you will and enjoy.
This summer holds a lot of good things for me. In June I’ll be recording a new composition of composer Joe Phillips with his innovative brooklyn based ensemble NUMINOUS. You can check out his music at www.numinousmusic.com. Then I’ll be changing pace and doing a little run of shows with the Mariel Vandersteel trio. The instrumentation of this group works beautifully between the hardanger fiddle (Norwegian fiddle), the guitar playing of Jordan Tice and myself. Here’s a little video of the three of us rocking out in Mariel’s living room!
In July I’ll be flying over to Mnt Shasta in CA to recharge my creative batteries at the Shasta Music Camp before a couple of festivals with the Nic Gareiss, Maeve Gilchrist duo project. This is a new and exciting project exploring the possibilities of fingers and feet. This has been a chance for me to get into using more electronics with the harp and build various soundscapes to set the scene for Nic’s incredible percussive dancing. We’ll be performing at Somerset Harp Festival and the Saltwater Celtic Music Festival in Maine.
Lots more to come….. I’ll be performing at the Ossipee Music Festival, Henry Fest as well as numerous New England dates and my two annual harp camps in August. Full performance details on my schedule. Enjoy your summer and I hope to see you somewhere along the line. Love, Maeve x