Celtic Harp & Vocals
Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 pm
UU Society of Amherst, 121 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA
“….this Irish harpist combines a hypnotic Celtic spirituality and contemporary sophistication in her playing and delicately lovely singing”
— THE BOSTON GLOBE
As traditional Irish music and dance continue to enjoy phenomenal success both in the United States and in Ireland, Áine has worked to explore their themes and to understand their very essence. Her voice, though uniquely her own, also reflects the lyricism and richness to be found in Irish music, mythology, and poetry.
"Áine Minogue proves beyond reasonable doubt why the harp is indeed the instrument of angels….” LA TIMES
Born and raised in Borrisokane, County Tipperary, Áine comes from a large musical family and an environment in which she was encouraged to pursue expertise in a number of different instruments. This broad knowledge of Irish traditional music has underpinned her success in arranging and composing her own music.
Her music can often be heard on the major networks as soundtracks to some of America’s favorite shows. Her album “Celtic Lamentations” was awarded Celtic Album of the Year in 2005 (NAV Lifestyle Awards). Aine's music, in varying styles, has appeared on compilations for such labels as BMG, Decca, Universal, Virgin Records, Windham Hill and Putumayo. Many of these albums have topped Billboard’s New Age and World Music Charts for months at a time.
She has a dozen solo recordings on several labels including RCA Victor/BMG and has been nominated for FIMA awards for her work as a record producer. Her TV production work on “A Winter’s Journey” earned her a New England EMMY ® nomination.
Áine's harp has entertained Presidents and Prime Ministers. She is a regular performer at folk festivals and concerts throughout the US. Her recordings include The Mysts of Time, Between the Worlds, Circle of the Sun, Celtic Meditation Music, Celtic Lamentations, Celtic Pilgrimage, Winter, A Meditation (CD/DVD) and Close Your Eyes, Love.
"She has a fragile, lilting voice that wraps around the mostly Gaelic lyrics like a gently windblown satin sheet." BILLBOARD MAGAZINE