As the Crow Flies
Aedan Macdonnell is an award-winning Celtic/folk harper, singer and multi- instrumentalist. Her CD 'As the Crow Flies' is primarily Celtic harp with Áedan's clear, soft vocals. Bass, guitar, piano, concertina and recorder appear on select songs providing an additional depth. Tranquil and charming, the album is perfect for a romantic evening, or to calm you during rush hour traffic. All songs are traditional Celtic with four original compositions by Áedan. One of the greatest compliments Aedan ever received was given twice, first by an elderly Irish woman, and on a separate occasion, a Scottish immigrant, who both said : 'Thank you, I felt like I was back home again.' Self-taught on piano beginning at the age of seven and then classically trained, Aedan crossed over to Celtic music as a young adult, choosing the harp for her main instrument. She now specializes in the beautiful music of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. She studied harp in Ireland with Maire Ni Chathasaigh, one of the most renowned harpers in Ireland, as well as other well-known harpers from Wales, Scotland and the U.S. She has performed in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area for radio shows, public television, music festivals (including opening for the Battlefield Band), benefits, art shows, restaurants, hotels, private parties, weddings, funerals and religious celebrations. Her music has reached as far as Russia. Aedan has also appeared as a guest harper on several CD's. Playing harp, accordion, concertina and singing and dancing, Aedan performs small concerts throughout Northern and Southern California performing traditional works as well as her own original pieces.