The first video is me clattering away pretty clumsily at Morrigan by @world_of_omnia
, and the second is a very simple tune I created. Although the clumsiness of fingernails hitting adjacent strings is pretty jarring + my timing goes pretty tits up, I’m really keen to work back up to this speed and dexterity again when I’m back in Britain ☺️ playing the harp was always my peaceful getaway when I was younger, even though it left my fingers blistered like leather. .
The first song is named after The Morrígan, a figure in Irish and Celtic mythology whose veneration, archaeological evidence now tells us, dates back beyond the Copper age. The Morrígan is described as urging warriors to perform courageous and bloodthirsty deeds and striking terrible fear into the hearts of enemies. She often took the form of a crow and was symbolic of battle and death, and was sometimes referenced as not one individual but a trio of sisters. Although I’m not knowledgable on Irish mythology, I’ve always been enchanted by Omnia’s tribute to the ancient goddess of war through this song, and have enjoyed reading about her since I was a girl. 🖤