"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Monday, December 5, 2011

Taladh Chriosta

This year I decided I would like to reduce the stress of the holiday season and counteract the nerve-jangling music inflicted on us by the malls (actually, I can't remember the last time I was in a mall, but I assume they still play nerve-jangling music) by making a series of videos of harp music. I'll be presenting these at random intervals throughout the month of December. The first one is the Scottish carol "Taladh Chriosta", or "The Christ Child's Lullaby", arranged by Sunita Staneslow. Sunita's own recording of this piece can be found on her CD Christmas Day. Lyrics can be found here.

"The Christ Child's Lullaby": Traditional Scottish, arranged by Sunita Staneslow  © 2003. Used by permission.


  1. Miranda, Thank you! That was wonderful! Made me yearn for my flute...
    Fox : )

  2. Thank you. I look forward to more as I so enjoy harp music. My SIL is the only person I know who plays harp and she lives far away. Karen in OR

  3. Lovely...I really enjoyed that, thank you!

  4. I love the harp and this was played beautifully. Thank you for sharing.

  5. After a very long day and so much grading, I thought my eyeballs would fall out, I decided to check my reader and I am SO glad I did. Your playing (and choice of music) is so beautiful.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of this tired teacher's I-didn't-get-to-tat-today-poor-me heart.