Christina Harrison

Pebbles from My Path...My Own Selection

by Christina Harrison

Released 2018
Glenanne Music
Released 2018
Glenanne Music
Scottish, Irish, Folk and Original Music at it's very best in every way.
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Christina Harrison - Folk/Celtic/Singer/Songwriter

Maryland State Arts Council 2007 Individual Artist Award Recipient for Music Composition and Parents’ Choice Awardee:

"Playing with you was a pure joy-you are a fine musician" …PADDY MALONEY (CHIEFTAINS)

“Every so often (rarely) you chance upon an artist whose work is evidently a class apart from all the others. Christina is one of those artists who deserve the world-wide recognition reserved for the few and select...” review from the United Nations FAO CASA GAZETTE, Rome, Italy.

“Christina Harrison is petite but probably has more voice and presence per cubic inch than anyone else on the planet...” Ian Bruce, Scottish artist.

Christina is a singer/songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland, with Irish and Scottish parentage and has sung before live audiences most of her life. Before extending her music career to the USA she was the lead singer in both a traditional bluegrass and a jazz band in London. She received classical voice training from Bill Ibbotson, the pianist for the great conductor, Sir Malcolm Seargent and his orchestra and Isabel Bailey, the Opera star. She has received applause in dozens of cities internationally including, London where she appeared in musicals at the Westminster Central Hall and the famous Royal Albert Hall, London. Christina became one of the few solo sopranos for the English travelling choir, 'The Centralaires', which appeared on B.B.C. Television.

Christina is currently a resident of Maryland in the USA and tours Europe and Canada and performs as a headliner at many major Celtic festivals in the USA. She has opened for The Chieftains, Tommy Makem and Charlie Byrd. She is one of the few female soloists, and one of the favourite’s on the Celtic circuit and has released 8 recordings on her own independent “Glenanne Music” label. Her repertoire is beautifully versatile featuring original, contemporary and traditional folk songs from Ireland, Scotland and America.

Christina’s most recent recording is a compilation of her favorite songs compiled from her previous recordings: “Pebbles from My Path”. Prior to this recording she released a cd called Mrs. Paterson’s Daughter: An authentic compilation of self-composed songs about her childhood in Scotland; recorded and produced in Scotland by Ian Bruce and graced by some of Scotland’s best and most renowned musicians. Previously she recorded her traditional Scottish cd “Lassie Wi’ The Lint-white Locks”, again with some of Scotland’s finest and famed musicians; Marc Duff founder of Capercaille, Tony McManus, Iain Fraser and Ian Lowthian. This followed her cd of originals, (many of which scored highly in the Billboard Song Contest, of 1999) “Someday I’m Going Home”; recorded and produced by Rich Adler at Suite 2000 in Nashville, with some of the world’s finest backing musicians, including Eric Rigler who can be heard playing the Uilleann pipes on the soundtracks of Braveheart, Devil’s Own and Titanic. Her superb voice can also be heard on radio internationally and on her earlier recordings, “Exiles”, “Bonnie Scotland I Adore Thee”, “Wee Folk Songs”, and “Fragments.” Christina’s original arrangement and recording of Skye Boat Song appears on the movie soundtrack of “The Tartan Apple: The Scots in New York City,” and in 2003 she was chosen as musician of the day to appear on WFMZ TV, PA while performing at the Bethlehem, Musikfest, PA.

Christina will perform as guest singer for Aleksander Mezec at the Ljubljana Opera House, Slovenia on November 18th, 2018. She will be joined by Ian Bruce and Pete Clark.