I'm proud to say I won't be the first autoharper putting together a Celtic Christmas album. I was listening to Riverdance soprano, Katie McMahon‘s CD Celtic Christmas for an article on the Celtic Music Magazine when I heard the distinctive sounds of an autoharp in the mix.
“An autoharp?!,” I thought, “That's awesome! But who?” I looked at Katie's CD on CD Baby, then on her website. Nada. But a quick google search revealed none other than the great Karen Mueller. Karen literally wrote the book on Celtic Autoharp. She's amazing!
Learning this delighted me. Not only is it a really good album, but I LOVE hearing an autoharp mixed in with traditional Celtic and Christmas tunes and songs. It just sounds beautiful. Plus, if I haven't conveyed my point yet, Karen is an awesome autoharper.