De Luna was born on the Island of Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea to a Maltese Mother and an English/Irish Father.
From her various travels, she developed an interest in music from all parts of the world, including studying Classical Indian Music with
Sitar Master, Roop Verma.
Her first harp was gifted to her in 1991 by a parting friend. Soon after, she moved to the mountains where she became totally enchanted with the joy of playing the harp. She taught herself to play by spending countless hours exploring the wide array of sounds and textures of the harp.
To date, De Luna has released five CDs
that include a soulful mix of traditional music from various parts of the world as well as original compositions.
De Luna has performed at many festivals and centers around the US. including:
Nashua Holiday Stroll, Nashua, NH
Mariposa Museum, Peterborough, NH
Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida
Ananda Ashram, NY
Rowe Conference Center, MA
Mel Fisher Museum, Key West, Florida
Tennessee Williams Fine Art Center, Key West
New York Rennaissance Festival
Boston Flower show
De Luna - folk harp, recorder, Native American flute, singing bowls, percussion.
Toward The One: CD baby
Peace On Earth: CD baby
In Honor Of The Ancestors: CD Baby
Dreams and Old Lovers:CD Baby
Music From The Heart: CD Baby
Reiew of some of De Luna's original music.
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De Luna In Honor Of the Ancestors CD / Toward The One CD / Dreams and Old Lovers CD Our Eli... De Luna
In Honor Of the Ancestors CD / Toward The One CD / Dreams and Old Lovers CD
Our Elite Member De Luna is an absolute breath of fresh air. Her focus is the harp, and how she plays it so well! On her MySpace page she has songs from a few albums which pieced together this first part of the review: Listening to "Variations on Pachabel's Cannon" (from 'In Honor of the Ancestors' CD), I was entranced by her playing, and felt so peaceful and calm listening to her music pieces. This is the kind of music I would listen to any time of the day, especially when I want to relax. By the third track, "Bella Samba" (from her 'Toward the One' CD) the tone uplifted to Spanish overtones, with a great little samba percussive feel to go nicely with her harp. Fourth MySpace track "Quan Yin" (also from 'Toward the One' CD) took us to a new place, more oriental, with rain sticks and asian style playing. De Luna is a very versatile instrumentalist, but her versatility transcends beyond just her instrument.
I was so taken by De Luna's music, that after I completed this review, I requested for her to send me her entire collection on CD, and she did. I received In Honor Of the Ancestors, Toward The One, and Dreams and Old Lovers all on individual CDs. Let me tell you that for the last 2 weeks, the ONLY music I have been playing on my stereo are these 3 CDs. De Luna has certainly filled my music cup. All the albums are exquisite, and show an amazing versatility with her harp, plus sensibility of crossing musical genres. 'Dreams and Old Lovers' by far is my favorite album of the 3, though it's SO hard to compare because they are all great. But I like how it starts. The first track "Spirit Call" starts with a faint gong, and then, slowly, increasingly, it brings bells, violin, harp and various sounds that are perfect for meditation, massage or deep thought. The whole album takes you on a journey from Asia, to Middle East, to Celtic and Medieval times... The combination is quite entrancing. All the albums are. De Luna is not only an excellent harp player, but her arrangements for each piece are unique and emotion-filled.
De Luna has a keen sense of the various musical styles, and brings us to different places around the world, all through the medium of her fingers and her harp. A Lovely sound, a lovely sentiment. No wonder she has the Dalai Lama as a friend on her myspace page.
"DeLuna, De Luna " In Honor Of The Ancestors"
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Review from Celtic Beat: "DeLuna, In Honor Of T...Review from Celtic Beat:
"DeLuna, In Honor Of The Ancestors
De Luna performs a contemplative and culturally unifying harp music. On this CD I like the "Rights of Man" in this vein. To "Fhear A Bhata" she brings a depth worth hearing. In "My Little Welsh Home"/"Greensleeves"/"Avenging And Bright" DeLuna goes on a fine meander. I have seldom heard "Danny Boy" done with such renewed interest."Foggy Dew" is elegiac, not a call to arms.
DeLuna in this CD brings forth many traditions and eras, including a "Galician Song" and a superb "Lauda To St. Maddalena." The latter is truly on line with DeLuna's approach to the music. And "Ancient Mother" with flute does musical right by Native America. DeLuna's path is an appealing one musically for she follows it so well". -Celtic Beat -AK
Each Concert is different, featuring a combination of songs from my original CD's and also some traditional pieces.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.