Triskela Harp Trio

Triskela Harp Trio

 San Bruno, California, USA
BandFolkCeltic

Triskela Harp Trio offers an eclectic repertoire of traditional Celtic, Latin, world folk music & original compositions. Our wide range of music is performed on beautiful hand-made harps accompanied by 3-part vocals, flute, penny whistle and a variety of percussion instruments. Named after the triskele – an ancient Celtic symbol consisting of three interlocking spirals – Triskela weaves harp music and spirit, using the beauty of music to bring harmony to the world.

Biography

Since 1997, the members of Triskela Harp Trio -- Diana Stork, Portia Diwa & Shawna Spiteri -- have performed uplifting concerts all over the Bay Area at such venues as St. Mary’s and Grace Cathedrals in San Francisco, the Festival of Harps at the Spreckels Center in Rohnert Park, Pacifica Performances and even in the rotunda at SF City Hall. In 2008, their recording of Diana's lively composition “Wedding Bells” (from Triskela’s debut CD Voice of Tara) was featured in the documentary “Reclaiming the Blade”, narrated by British actor John Rhys-Davies.

All three members of Triskela play multiple instruments and teach privately as well as offering workshops on harp technique, arranging and the history of the harp. Influenced by artists like Loreena McKennitt, Kim Robertson, Ali Akbar Khan and Joni Mitchell,Triskela is creating new horizons for this magical, ancient instrument.

Members:

Diana Stork: 34-string Robert Bunker neo-classical harp, silver flute, bodhran

Portia Diwa: 36-string Jerry Goldsby neo-Celtic harp, penny whistle, recorder

Shawna Spiteri: 34-string John Westling neo-Gothic harp, bodhran, maracas, lead vocals

Discography

Voice of Tara (2006), Elefunt indie label

Featuring the haunting ballads and lively dance tunes of the British Isles, plus many original works, "Voice of Tara" blends the beauty of the harp with cello, fiddle, percussion and singing. "Voice of Tara" has been heard on folk and alternative radio programs such as "Folk Music and Beyond" and "Tangents" on KALW, "Celtic Universe" on KWMR, "Crossing Borders" on KRCB and "Harpestry" on KRVS.

Listen to tracks at www.myspace.com/triskelacelticharptrio

Set List

Celtic repertoire:
Abbey Reel
Arran Boat Song
Bridget Cruise
The Butterfly
Ca' the Yowes
Chanter's Tune
Danny Boy
Drowsy Maggie
Eleanor Plunkett
Fanny Power
Garten Mother's Lullaby
Jolly Beggarman
Maire’s Wedding
Morrison's Jig
The New Rigged Ship
Road to Lisdoonvarna
She Moved Through the Fair
Siul a Ruin
Star of the County Down
Swallowtail Jig

Latin & World Music
Ar Baradoz (Brittany)
Bashinda / Lorke (Turkey)
Bembe (Cuba)
Caravan (Afghanistan)
Como llora una estrella (Venezuela)
Dime Nino (Spain)
El Alhualulco (Mexico)
Iroquois Lullaby (Native American)
Jota Zapatilla (Philipines)
Lamento Apureno (Venezuela)
Les Poules Huppees (France)
Llegaron los Parajos (Ecuador)
Molieno Cafe (Venezuela)
Osogouka (Greece)
Pescadero de Rio Apure (Venezuela)
Polska after Juringius / Valltrall (Sweden)
Rag Shivaranjani (India)

Medieval/Renaissance/Classical:
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Greensleeves (16th C.)
Gymnopedie (Satie)
Hornpipe in D (Purcell)
Jes