(Aug. 11, 2017) — After so many years of public performance, retirement is not easy. Last month I decided to channel my musical energies into notating the many well-loved songs I played at all kinds of events over the years, many of which have not been arranged for the harp until now. Sometimes the process is s
(Jun. 29, 2017) — While deciding which songs I was going to record next several weeks ago, I suddenly "heard" this song differently from the way I had played it for more than 20 years after arranging and recording it for my CD in 1998. Because I often performed it during dinner p
Based on an arrangement by Sylvia Woods from "52 Scottish Songs for All Harps," this song is associated with funerals in Scotland. I have played it at many types of events where quiet, introspective music was needed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sUSt7IMUNM My own arrangement of the song is based on a version I heard somewhere years ago, but I can't
On January 29, I released a post with an MP3 recording taken from a CD which contained all of the selections from a 1989 demo tape. In 1988, I resumed playing the harp after an 11-year hiatus. Having retired in December from a 28-year run as a freelancer, I wanted t
A LITTLE EARLY by Sharon Hanjian Rondeau, March 8, 2017 I am still very much a novice at making YouTube videos, but here is an all-time Irish favorite. &
The following piece, "El Viejo Castillo Moro" by Eduardo Chavarri, arr. by the famous harpist Marcel Grandjany, was recorded at the University of Connecticut in 1989 and placed onto a "demo tape" which I used for many years to respond to engagement inquiries.