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About the Album
"Celtic Forest"

Anisa Angarola
is one of a handful of women to excel in the world of classical guitar. Her technical virtuosity is not the only quality she brings to her art form; in addition to her years of training, performing and recording, Anisa offers her heart. She founded the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in 1979, performed in the historic Andres Segovia master classes held at the University of Southern California and has appeared in concert with guitar legends Angel Romero and Los Romeros Quartet. Anisa's deep love of Celtic music has inspired her devoted study of this ancient tradition. Guitar Review hails the artist for "showing off the instrument in a new and surprisingly effective light" and for her "strong, clear sound capable of subtle shadings."

Kim Robertson
combines authentic traditions of the Celtic harp with a dynamic flair for world rhythms and daring improvisation. The work of this composer, instrumentalist and singer "sweeps the listener into a full array of mood and emotion" (CD Review). Her love for ancient Celtic melodies, medieval French songs, jazz and classical music inspires Kim to an extraordinary freedom of expression, and her international career is testimony to her brilliant and unique style. The Los Angeles Times calls her work "delightfully cosmopolitan," praises her "incredible technique," and noted that "her Celtic harp held within its strings and wood the diverse offerings of the human race." Kim Robertson has focused and refined her artistic vision to create an intimate yet universal chamber music of the soul.

Joemy Wilson
has been hailed by critics on both sides of the Atlantic for her renditions of the music of Turlough O'Carolan. Irish critic John Paddy Browne writes, "Now, at last, we have a new interpreter who has converted the great man's exquisite music to the hammered dulcimer and restored it to its natural, classical setting." One of the pioneers of the dulcimer renaissance and the Celtic revival of the early 1980's, Joemy calls her style "Baroque Irish chamber music" and gratefully acknowledges as her primary influences the Chieftains, especially harpist/dulcimist Derek Bell, the great Seán O'Riada and his Ceoltóiri Cualann, who brought Carolan to the attention of the world, and her lifelong love of classical music, particularly Mozart's chamber music.

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