Weaving Olden Dances, the duo Greensleeves' first album, brings together all their most requested dances, airs and songs from the Old World. With an exquisite blend of textures and harmonies, the harp and flute complement each other in this treasury of favorite tunes.
Weaving Olden Dances offers a blend of familiar with new melodies. Old favorites such as Danny Boy and Wild Mountain Thyme are freshly interpreted by the duo while equally beautiful but lesser known tunes are wonderful discoveries for the listener. The haunting Harris Air from Scotland is followed by the mysteriously evocative Schottis från Idre from Sweden, bringing the Celtic and Nordic traditions together.
Greensleeves is the Northwest's premier Celtic and Nordic music duo. Both members, Beth Kollé and Susan McLain, perform on harp, flute and whistle. This is great fun when they play at events, as they can always trade instruments!
Beth Kollé performs and presents workshops on harp, flute and whistle, and sings in Norwegian, Swedish and Gaelic. She also teaches Scandinavian folkdance and song at festivals and retreats around the United States.
Susan McLain, who plays concert pedal harp, lever harp and Irish flute and whistle, is well-known as Seattle's most requested wedding harpist.