I first came across Anne’s music while I was searching for some wedding music for a friend back home. I listened to a couple of the music samples on Anne’s website, thought they’d be very appropriate, and sent the link to my soon-to-be-wed friend.
I decided to contact Anne to see if she would be interested in being featured on the GotIreland.com free music downloads. Unfortunately due to contractual obligations she could not partake, but instead, she very generously offered to give me her entire CD collection to giveaway to you, my readers. (More about that later)
About Anne (Excerpt taken from Celticharpmusic.com)
Anne Roos began playing the Celtic Harp in 1983. Her performance career started with Renaissance fairs, and she quickly became a favored soloist for many other types of events.
She is especially popular for weddings and corporate events. Her concert performances attract international acclaim—Anne’s music has been featured on United Airlines Inflight Music Service.
Anne’s music repertoire spans traditional Celtic (Irish, Scottish, Welsh), English, folk, religious and secular, Early, Renaissance and classical music, to Broadway, contemporary modern popular movie music, Beatles, rock and jazz, and is virtually unlimited. She can easily provide the traditional “Canon in D” and “Here Comes the Bride” for a wedding processional, and play classic Frank Sinatra or Metallica at a reception. Her ability to faithfully play this broad range of musical styles has made here a popular and much sought after musician for all types of events.
Recordings (Excerpt taken from Celticharpmusic.com)
Anne’s CD projects demonstrate quality musicianship and versatility. Anne’s albums are unique–Her recent releases are actually little books with CDs tucked neatly into the back page. She recognizes that her listeners enjoy reading about the background of the music on her CDs.
Anne’s latest collections include music that she has arranged and performed over the past decades by request. “Velvet: Timeless Standards on the Solo Harp” contain melodies that will bring you back to the days of old movies, Broadway musicals, and televisions shows, dating back from the early 20th Century all the way to the early 1970s. And when you hear Anne’s “Blue Jeans: Modern Pop on the Solo Harp” album, you’ll think, “ I didn’t know anyone could play those songs on a Celtic harp!” It includes classic rock, heavy metal, R&B, country, and even a bit of new age music—Ballads that may bring back memories of school days, longlost friends and teenage crushes. Both of these recordings contain a combined 50 tracks of your favorite songs.
Anne currently has 6 released albums, all of which can be sampled and purchased at her website. On her website you can also find out where Anne’s next appearance will be, and you can even get in touch with her to discuss lessons or a private performance.
Upcoming CD giveaways
As I mentioned above, Anne has kindly offered you the chance to win some of her very fine work in CD format. Over the next few weeks, starting next week, I will be giving away one copy of each of the following: Blue Jeans: Modern Pop on the Solo Harp, Velvet: Timeless Standards on the Solo Harp, Through the Mist, Mermaids and Mariners (CD & Book), Haste to the Wedding (CD & Book) and A Light in the Forest (CD & Book).
Find them all here
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Thanks for reading.