HAWP – Storm & Calm (2010 Nominee for “Roots/Traditional Album of the Year”, Nova Scotia Music Awards)
Andy Webster-Vocals, Guitar, Bouzouki, Piano
Anne Lederman-Fiddles, Foot Percussion
Jason Pfeiffer-Flute, Whistles
Niamh Webster-Vocals, Piano, Dance
Joe Phillips-Double Bass
Martin O’Neill-Bodhran, Percussion
“This music speaks to me of Scotland, its people and the tradition that inspired much of the music I grew up with. Each listen takes me home.”
-Frank Leahy, of Canadian Celtic supergroup, Leahy.
A swirling reverie of Scots & Irish song; flute; whistles; fiddles; guitar; bouzouki; bodhran; and Irish dance, HAWP is a fortunate meeting of some of the highest calibre and experienced Celtic musicians and dancers living in Canada. A Celtic ensemble that combines ancient traditions with modern musical approaches to create a sound truly representative of Celtic culture in the 21st century.
Described as “great music and great entertainment” by CBC’s “Fuse” producer Caitlin Crockard, HAWP’s aim is to create a modern spectacle both inspiring and intriguing by taking the best of Canadian, Scottish and Irish culture and blending them into a mixture of high energy music and dance.
With an emphasis on strong and diverse arrangements, “Storm and Calm” encapsulates the best of Hawp’s music to date. The title itself describes the turbulent dynamics the album presents, from the driving force of the fast paced reels and songs such as “The Fisherman Boy” which inspired the album cover, to the supplicant sounds of “The Angels Whisper”, a song about a father lost at sea and a mother who believes her baby will send the angels to watch over him.
The Fisherman Boy
Aoife Orla Jigs
The Shieldhill Lady
The Cost of Knowing
Two Left Feet
The Wooly Woo Part
The Angel’s Whisper
The Four Redheads
O, Mary Turn Awa’
Ordering information: www.hawp.ca.