Maeve Gilchrist performs with the Cape Symphony in January 2022

Maeve Gilchrist

Described by one critic as “a phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument ring with unparalleled purity,” Maeve Gilchrist has taken the Celtic harp to new levels.

A member of Yo-Yo Ma’s prestigious Silkroad Ensemble, Maeve was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. Maeve has performed at such major music events as Celtic Connections in Glasgow, the World Harp Congress in Amsterdam, and the historic opening of the Scottish Parliament.

Maeve’s most recent album, The Harpweaver, was hailed by the Irish Times in its five-star review as “Buoyant, sprightly and utterly beguiling….a snapshot of a musician at the top of her game.” In 2018, Maeve was a featured soloist on the soundtrack of the Dreamworks blockbuster movie How to Tame Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Maeve was the first Celtic harpist to teach at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she taught for five years before becoming a visiting artist in 2018. Maeve is the co-music director of WGBH’s “Christmas Celtic Sojourn.”

To learn more about Maeve Gilchrist, visit her website.

Maeve Gilchrist joins the Cape Symphony for Passport to Ireland on May 28 and 29, 2022. If you purchased tickets for the postponed January performances, your tickets will be valid for the new dates in May. For more information and to purchase tickets for Passport to Ireland, visit, call the Box Office at 508-362-1111, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit 1060 Falmouth Road in Hyannis, MA. The Cape Symphony Box Office is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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