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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita October 24, 2015

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Growing up there was a Mary O’Hara record at home, so when thinking of the Harp I thought of her and Derek Bell of The Chieftains. The Chieftains were good and Mary O’Hara was well, ‘pleasant’ but she was not an artist I’d listen to.
I stumbled across the music of Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita recently and found it mesmerising. Their debut album ‘Clychau Dibon’ was described as “intricate, ethereal and entrancing, an elaborate pas-de-deux… remarkable” .
Caitrin Finch is a classical harpist from Wales whilst Seckou Keita who is from Senegal plays the West African instrument the Kora. Its both beautiful and hypnotising. It must also be brilliant for a classical musician to explore and experiment in a different way. I can only imagine what a pleasure it would be to see them perform live.
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