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.


MARCH 2015

Hello folks.

In January I built a tiny snowman and put him on a plate in my freezer. I though it was cute, but as this snowpocalypse continues, he peers out from behind the frozen peas with a demonic glint in his eyes. I wouldn't be surprised if he alone was responsible for this God-awful weather.
But onwards we must go!! I'm so looking forward to heading to Ireland next week for a tour with my friend and collaborator Nic Gareiss. Check out the my schedule for a full listing of the dates. When I return in mid April, I'll be presenting a concert in NYC with grammy-nominated guitarist Nir Felder. I've been writing a lot of music and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to make this music come alive with such an amazing player. We're playing on Sat April 18th at Rockwood Music Hall stage 3. The following week I'll be taking part in a residency at the Irish Arts Center by the innovative global group 'This is How we fly'. They are presenting two concerts in NYC, working with two different NYC based musicians. I'll be performing at their Sat night show and look forward to coming up with some interesting soundscapes and tunes with these amazing musicians. That's happening Sat April 25th.
I'll leave you with a new video of my duet with the crackling fire, filmed by the wonderful Jason Elon Goodman for his Salt Stage series. I hope you enjoy. Much love and thanks for your support. Maeve x

Here's what the critics are saying about latest release, '20 Chandler St':

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