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passions cd

Highly Strung- harp and guitar duo

Be seduced by the sounds of this romantic duo. The harp combines with virtuoso classical guitarist - John Della-Torre. Move to the groove of Latino. Romance to the Tango and the Samba. Enjoy our Baroque, Irish, and delightful originals.

"PASSIONS" is a passionate marriage of the Celtic Harp and the Classical Guitar.
A fusion of highly individual musical personalities combined to produce a perfectly blended and integrated performance.
This Duo has opened the window on a new world of sonorities - a beautifully played repertoire, incorporating Latino, Baroque and Celtic music.

"In music the passions enjoy themselves.”
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things. Music feeds passion to the soul.
Passion is life, life without passion is meaningless. Surrender to the music of “Passions,” revel in it,
whether you listen alone or share the bliss with another. Be revived, rejoice in the timeless beauty of these melodies.

"I loved this CD. A beautiful offering from two masters of their instruments. The harp and guitar weave a tapestry of intricate harmonies that are calming and delightful. The depth of the guitar grounds the ethereal beauty of the harp as if in conversation. You will never tire of the soothing sound created – definitely my favourite CD from Moira! "
....Dr.Fran Thiele

"PASSIONS"

(2010)

1. Vivaldi Andante in E minor  
2. La Cumpasita
3. Romance
4. Carolan's Receipt
5. Mrs Edwards
6. Prelude - Passioanata Suite
7. Valse - Passionata Suite
8. Tarantella - Passionata suite
9. Frank Palmer
10. The Butterfly
11. Vivaldi - Largo
12. Choro -

13. Tico Tico
14. Choro Mia - Latino Suite
15. Cancion - Latino Suite
16. El Cielo
- Latino Suite

playing time 60 min

moira and john

featured on ABC ClassicFM -
the breakfast show and
the Drive Show

 mind body spirit cd

The music on Harp for Mind Body and Spirit has been carefully chosen to meet listeners on a heart beat tempo and allows them to go where their thoughts take them for meditation, relaxation, wellness, HEALING, pain reduction in palliative care, as background for yoga, massage, pilates, exercise, bathing, reading, flying, driving, walking, listening. dining, just for you - right now. " the perfect Mind Body medicine" ....ML

"This is a beautiful recording - contemplative, introspective and unaffected.".... Dr Fran Thiele
" Timely, accessible and well executed, this album has something for everyone.".. Mary Doumany

"Fantastic, It's so soothing to the soul.........I have a couple of close friends struggling with cancer, and my heavily first time prego daughter- ---they have discovered a place of solace in your harp music!"... Sue

"I cannot thank you enough for the CD. My sleeping pattern has been up the creek, but the first time I put the CD on I fell into a peaceful sleep. I woke once, pushed the button again and off I went".......Palliative Care patient.

"I gave your healing CD to my friend Lyn with ovarian cancer - she has a hard time really relaxing - and she loved it! She is a classical violinist who is VERY particular about what she listens to, so I was really thrilled with her reaction. Ideally I want her to put it on regularly when she has her afternoon lie down - and hope she will achieve some mediative effects from it as well as be soothed to sleep.It also worked a charm on my screaming granddaughter who was distressed during a huge thunderstorm - when I least felt like coping with a difficult baby, so I am forever indebted to you".. Jill A.

Thank you for sending the cd's.What a delight to listen too .... beautiful interpretation of the music and played with such clarity of note and tone .... I am thrilled to add YOUR music into my life and it is going to be giving me so much pleasure on many occasions.  I know that my brother will also be enchanted to revisit our bird song background to the bush and hopefully it will embue him with a feeling of peace as he listens to your beautiful harp playing... Eileen

"In November 2016 I was diagnosed with a life-threatening cancer. My first response as I lay on my hospital bed was to listen to Moira Lawry’s CD, Harp for Mind Body and Spirit. For the next three months, every night, that inspired music looped continuously, a heartfelt accompaniment to my sleepless nights, a firm healing pillow on which I lay my head. I knew the album had been treated with reiki and had a special quality. Halfway through the chemo cycle, to the amazement of my haemotologist, I was diagnosed tumour free." Harp for Mind Body and Spirit", the energy of that music, was a therapy on my body and contributed to this happy outcome. I recommend the CD to everyone"....Marg

HARP
FOR MIND
BODYAND
SPIRIT


(2007)

1. Bundaleer Vistas   
2. Mantra for a Quiet Mind  
3. Arioso...JSBach
4. Mwynder Maldwyn
5. David of the White Rock
6. The Fairy Queen  

7. Vivaldi Largo  
8. Pavane...Faure
9. Lullaby for Grace
10. Water Spirit
11. Sheep may Safely Graze
12. Morning Calm

56 min

CD - $25

featured on ABC Classic FM --
the Drive show - On the Verandah
with Julia Lester

 

 

HARPING BACK (2002)

HarpBeat is an inspiring ensemble (harp,flute,double bass) that transcends the normal expectations of the harp and evokes an atmosphere of romance and sophistication and features a fusion of jazz, celtic and classical styles. From Bach to Bacharach, Beatles to Blues, Latin and Jazz standards. Indulge your senses and listen to the music of HarpBeat.

"..these seemingly diverse influences and styles meld to a very accessible and enjoyable sound....certainly for romantics, it has sufficient depth to please lovers of music and the more discerning of jazz listeners." Greg Fisher for Jazz Views Aug 2002

" ..an intelligent choice of material and a fine production. This album could well bring the harp out of the back row of the orchestra to the front row of mainstream jazz."
Ron Spain for Jazz Scene August 2002

13 tracks - 66.30min $25

1. A Taste of Honey
2. The Look of Love
3 .Swingin' Shepherd Blues
4. Pennies From Heaven
5. Singing in the Rain
6. Autumn Leaves   
 
7. Aint Misbehaving   

8. Squeeze Me
9. Here, There and Everywhere
10. And I Love Her
11. Carnival- Black Orpheus
12. Samba  

13. Take Five

 

 

 

jazz harp cd

 

 

STRAIGHT FROM THE HARP (1997)

This album features solo harp - a collection of requested favourites -a musical
journey through time, from Medieval, Celtic, Baroque, Contemporary popular tunes and a touch of Jazz. Creative arrangements of well known tunes with a fresh face, some with variations (improvisation) around original themes. This album collectively challenges the listener to adopt the harp and its music as their own. Perfect for relaxing, nourishing the mind,body and spirit,for ambient listening any time.

"You have breathed new life into old chestnuts and cliches, making them sparkle and dance."....Robin Huw Bowen

13 tracks - 55 minutes --- CD - $25

  • Planxty Bach
  • Women of Ireland / Carrickfergus
  • Danny Boy
  • Greensleeves
  • Pachelbel's Canon
  • Coventry Carol
  • Planxty Johnson
  • Summertime
  • Autumn Leaves
  • If a Picture Paints a Thousand Words
  • Crazy
  • More
  • La Vie en Rose

Sound samples of this CD are background music on other pages

straight from the harp

THE O'CAROLAN QUARTET (1994)

Features the music of the blind Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) Rich melodic music steeped in traditional Gaelic music and folk tunes with the influence of the Baroque music of the period. From sensitive, stirring, slow airs to lively tunes and jigs. A relaxing and reflective album featuring - harp, fiddle, cello, uilleann pipes and whistles.

"The O'Carolan Quartet plays this style of music better than anyone else in Australia. This is the kind of recording that be heard again and again as background music or something to stir the celtic blood.".....Keith Preston

16 tracks - 50 minutes --- CD - $25

  • Carolan's Welcome
  • John O'Connor
  • Fanny Power
  • Carolan's Receipt
  • Captain Sudley  
  • Blind Mary
  • Miss MacDermott  
  • Bridget Cruise
  • Carolan's Draught
  • Squire Woods
  • George Brabazon
  • Lady Gethin
  • Mrs Judge
  • Lord Inchiquin  
  • Clergy's Lamentation
  • Farewell to Music
O'Carolan Quartet

 

HARP and SOUL (1992)

Celtic Music and Song

This is my first recording, inspired by my trip to the Belfast Harp Festival in 1992, featuring solo harp accompanying my voice singing songs drawn from Celtic mythology and folklore. The music of O'Carolan, a touch of Scotland, Bach and to finish a contemporary composition for the celtic harp..

16 tracks - 43 minutes.......CD $15 .

  • Carolan's Welcome
  • Captain Sudley
  • The Leprechaun
  • Monday Tuesday
  • The Tailor and the Mouse
  • Miss MacDermott
  • Marrow Bones
  • George Brabazon
  • Twa Heads
  • Breton theme
  • Green Grow the Rushes-O
  • Margaret's Waltz
  • The Garden Song
  • Planxty Bach
  • The Wind In the Willows
  • Morning Calm

 

 

harp and soul

 

PLANXTY BACH

"A collection of Celtic Music including the music of Turlough O'Carolan,
for Harp or keyboard."

This is the first Australian publication for harp. A selection of Irish and Scottish tunes and ten melodies of O'Carolan (in Baroque style) all arranged for easy to advanced players of folk or pedal harps. No lever changes or fingering. Keys of F,C,G,A.

24 pages --- Book: $15

 

  • Fairy Hornpipe
  • The Greencastle Hornpipe
  • Hillborough Castle Hornpipe
  • Boys of Blue Hill
  • The Dark Island
  • Drowsy Maggie
  • Margaret's Waltz
  • March of the King of Laoise
  • Planxty Johnson

 


  • The South Wind
  • The Chanter's Tune
  • Mrs.Judge/Planxty Judge
  • Lady Gethin
  • Fanny Power
  • Morgan Magan
  • John O'Connor
  • Lady Dillon/ jig
  • Planxty Bach
planxtybach

PLANXTY HARP

This is my second book in a series of "Music for the Celtic Harp or Piano."
Arranged for easy to advanced players of lever or pedal harp with a variety of styles -
O'Carolan features along with Irish, Scottish, Medieval, Baroque, Blues and Original tunes.


36 pages ---Book $25

  • Bells of Cork Cathedral
  • Mazurka for 3 fingers
  • The Closing Date
  • Drops of Brandy
  • Eriskay Love Lilt
  • Farewell to Craighie Dhu
  • Brian Boru's March
  • Blue Bonnetts
  • Farewell to Friends
  • Rosbif Waltz
  • Pentatonic Blues
  • Si Beg Si Mor
  • The Fairy Queen
  • Carolan's Receipt
  • Mrs Edwards
  • Coventry Carols
  • Vivaldi's Guitar Conc - largo
  • Pachelbel's Canon in G
  • Bundaleer Vistas
  • Planxty Harp
planxtyharp

Order Information

Mail orders welcome - The above recordings are available from Moira

in Nowra at Angus and Robertson Books, Junction St Mall

and in Adelaide, South Australia at the following stores:

Blackwood Sound, Dillons of Norwood, The Muses - Rundle Mall,
John Davis Music - Twin St City, Cosmic Pages.

Music books available from Moira - or your favourite Music store or Harp supplier.

phone mobile: 0416 293 281
or email to order : moiras-harp@adam.com.au