Wind Shadows is a marvelous collection of Celtic Harp pieces. The gentle songs invite you to become lost in their reflections. sIt's wistful but not gloomy, and a lovely album to be savored at a quiet time - perfect to accompany a pot of herbal tea and daydream on a drizzly morning." - CD review
This is a wonderful music-CD. Kim Robertson is an inspired musician on the side of light.
Wind Shadows just as great as Water Spirit
Miranda Bush | October 12th, 2013
I have this and Water Spirit and Angels in Disguise for many years on cassette and never tire of them. My baby son was soothed by this music and still at the age of 4 loves it at his bedtime. True Celtic heavenly music, great for meditation healing and nurturing. I just wish I could order a new copy of Water Spirit as well.
Orville Weale (Morgantown) | July 2nd, 2011
I have Kim Robertson's Moon Rise CD which is wonderful, and after hearing the samples on this page will purchase this one as well. I became a fan of solo harp music many years ago after hearing an LP by Sylvia Woods called The Harp of Brandiswhiere. These artists are a blessing to us all, and I am greatful for their presence in my lifetime and their efforts. Thank you to all musicians for the goodness you bring to everyone.
Hearing this album made me fall in love with harp music
Perry Roy | February 12th, 2011
Put this music on, and all your cares will drain away as your mind floats on the sounds Kim's tender melodies. Close your eyes, and drift over the Irish fields of clover in Springtime, or across the rocky shoreline of Scotland, or just the imagined world of your dreams. Listen to this music, and dream.
Peace and shear beauty
Old Warhourse (Pacific Coast) | October 13th, 2010
All of Kim's music is beautiful, but her compositions "Bittersweet" I and II, and the traditional "Aran Boat Song" are my favorites and make this one of the few collections of music I won't be without. I was lucky enough to come across Kim Robertson playing in a coffee house near the UC Santa Barbara campus back in my college days, and bought "Wind Shadows" on cassette when it first came out. I took the cassette with me when I went through Army basic training, way back in 1984, where I gave it to a fellow soldier who fell in love with Kim's music. I've gone through 3 cassettes that way and now have the CD. Thankfully, Kim's music is easily available these days and I just order a CD as a special gift or point folks towards Kim's site (or Amazon) and keep my copy for myself! :-)
Kim Robertson Video Sunrises in Kauai.
Combining the authentic traditions of the Celtic Harp with a dynamic flair for world rhythms and on-the-edge improvisation, Kim Robertson has stretched the boundaries of the harp. This daring redefinition of harp music is at its most vibrant in her concert appearances. Remarking on her greatest love, live performance, she says, "That's where the magic is...between the audience and the performer...that's when I truly express myself. Without that experience, I don't think I could make meaningful recordings. Not only can I see how people are responding, but I take more chances playing live."
Kim Robertson's repertoire includes timeless Celtic melodies, classical, Renaissance and medieval works, and original compositions which, since the release of her 1991 album, Angels in Disguise, also feature her beautiful lyrics and vocals.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Kim Robertson began studying piano at age eight, continuing on into college as a piano major. I was in Kim Robertson's senior year of high school that Kim first began to learn the pedal or orchestral harp. "I was never a very good pedal harp student since I was not interested in a symphonic career. I found it fascinating only as a sideline."
Kim Robertsons introduction to improvisation early on by a jazz pianist enlarged her musical vision, freeing her from the need for written music. This freedom influenced both her piano and classical harp training, building trust in her own creative instincts and allowing many future innovations in her style.
In the mid-70's, Kim Robertson discovered the Celtic harp. This quickly evolved into a profound love for the instrument and set her upon the original path of exploration for which she is renowned. In 1979, she moved to the California coast where she was approached by Invincible Music.
The first recording session turned into her debut recording Wind Shadows with producer Liv Singh Khalsa, a rich blend of old Irish melodies and original compositions whose success projected Kim Robertson onto the vanguard of the new acoustic scene.
Kim Robertson's love affair with Celtic music has blossomed into a highly visible performing, recording, and teaching career. Her work encompasses 18 recording projects including Tender Shepherd, Love Song to a Planet, and her 1993 appearance on the Sugo harp anthology Harvest Moon. Kim Robertson has published nine volumes of harp arrangements and two instructional videos and pursues an international itinerary of concerts, workshops, and retreats. Through the prism of the Celtic harp, one of the world's oldest and most loved instruments, Kim Robertson has found and focused her artistic vision to create an intimate and universal chamber music of the heart.