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Xenia’s harp ranges far and wide

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The harp, like every other musical instrument is essentially its own thing, inhabiting a particular musical domain and time.

But not so in the hands of Xenia Horne at the King’s Lynn Music Society’s evening concert at King’s Lynn Town Hall on Wednesday.

Xenia is an award-winning Norfolk-based harpist who will be well known to classical music fans or the many who have seen her play at weddings and the like.

Xenia Horne, harpist (52011087)
Xenia Horne, harpist (52011087)

Although the traditional classics from the Gaelic fringe, such as those of Turlough O’Carolan which opened the concert, were far from absent; the wide-ranging programme traversed territories and climes as various as Vivaldi’s Winter, the heat of Mexican rhythms, variations on the mellow Ash Grove, Russian folksongs, the rock crashing waves of Maxwell-Davies’ Farewell to Stromness and to close the concert

that gentle hymn to nature inseparable from Louis Armstrong, What a Wonderful World.

All were delivered with assurance, humour and a smile.

The next music society event Chanter’s Jigge “One for the Road” on Wednesday, November 17.

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