Folk, jazz and classical harpist from the Isle of Skye. Graduate of Berklee College of Music, Boston. www.mairichaimbeul.com
Màiri Chaimbeul is a Boston-based harp player and composer from the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Described by Folk Radio UK as "astonishing", she is known for her versatile sound, which combines a deep-rooted sense of Gaelic tradition with a distinctive improvising voice and honed classical technique. Màiri has toured throughout the UK and in Europe as well as the USA, was twice-nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, finalist in the BBC Young Traditional & Jazz Musician of the Year and twice participated in Savannah Music Festival's Acoustic Music Seminar. She is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, where she attended with full-scholarship, and was awarded the prestigious American Roots Award. Màiri can currently be heard regularly in duo with fiddler Jenna Moynihan, progressive-folk group Aerialists, the Brìghde Chaimbeul Trio, and with the Jacob Matheus Group; she also appears with legendary violinist Darol Anger & The Furies. She is featured in Series 2 of Julie Fowlis and Muireann NicAmhlaoibh's BBC Alba/TG4 television show, Port. In the past, Màiri has appeared at major cultural events including Glasgow's Celtic Connections, Gent Festival of Flanders and Edinburgh International Harp Festival, and played with artists including Bruce Molsky, Julian Lage, Zakir Hussain, Maeve Gilchrist, and AR Rahman.
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