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.