Maeve Gilchrist
Harp / Voice / Composition

New albums

Maeve’s debut solo harp album The Ostinato Project is out now. Delicate sound-scapes and rich textural landscapes in this suite of compositions designed to fully utilize both hands as separate voices.



Hi folks, Welcome to my website.
This year I’ve managed to get to some of the most beautiful parts of the United states. From parachuting down over the lush island of Kauai to sitting on the edge of a cliff overlooking the mighty expanse of the Grand Canyon, I feel privileged to live a life that brings me to such places and forges such a nurturing network of friends and artists. I’m writing from Wells BC - this is Cariboo country where it’s not uncommon to see a couple of bears a day, just meandering down the side of the highway. The hotel where I’m staying is currently housing a group of harpists, an all female Harley Davidson gang and some amateur gold miners and we’re a happy bunch, all taking equal pleasure in the delicious (and generously portioned) craft beers that this quirky bar has on offer!
I’ve just released a new record! I’m glad to announce that ‘20 Chandler St’ has been receiving glowing reviews world wide. This is my second release on Adventure music and you can check it out by clicking on the album cover to the left. This album was actually recorded a couple years back and in ways, it sums up my string filled, folk-fuelled years in Boston. Produced by the brilliant Roger Tallroth (Vasen) and featuring Duncan Wickel, Aidan O Donnell, Darol Anger and Jean Rohe - this is a joyful ir slightly haphazard album and I’m proud it’s on the shelves! Here's what the critics are saying:

This is beautifully moving melodic music with an alluring warmth and entrancing quality displaying the harp’s ‘voices’ and wide sonic range to great effect - The Living Tradition

If there’s a soundtrack to a fine summer, this is it. If there’s a musician who can bask in tradition yet immerse herself musically in the multicoloured experience of life, it’s Gilchrist
. - The Irish Times

Next week I’m off to the red rocks of Moab Utah to join cellist Natalie Haas, Chritopher layer and …….. for a one of string of concerts at their Chamber Music festival. After that I’ll be joining my lovely dancing partner - Nic Gareiss for a weekend at the Wheatland Music festival and onwards for some duo shows in Michigan and then back up in the North East. There’s lots of exciting and unusual projects coming in for the year so be sure to check my schedule for full listings.