Harp Portrait Celtic
Born into a musical family, Tobias Southcott grew up in one of the worlds most beautiful landscapes: the British Isles. He visited a boarding school in England and on his way back to his Belfast hometown he passed through the wild and rough highlands of Scotland. Often he also visited his grandparents, who lived in Wales. Thus, all three areas, being the cradles of celtic music, have not only influenced his childhood an youth but his music, as well. This CD does not claim to consist of traditional music. It is an attempt to capture and reproduce some of the vast loneliness so typical of these landscapes - this being a very authentic part of Celtic music with it's haunting melodies, it's fiery dances and colourful songs. Contrary to his CD "Harp Portrait Classics" (produced by Santec Music in 2003) this CD is based on improvisations of traditional tunes. It is a token of gratitude from Tobias Southcott to the friends who helped him with it, and is also dedicated to harps, which, for Tobias, are individual beings and likewise treated as such.