‘AirDance’ for Solo Lever Harp
‘AirDance’ is a 5-minute solo lever harp piece for an advanced player (grade 7/8) using a harp tuned in E flat major. It showcases a great many effects, including tapping on the soundboard, strumming, and feathery glisses. It starts with a slower air-like section, and moves into a lively dance which is rooted in traditional Irish dance music. It was commissioned by Ionad na Cruite, a research hub based in the University of Limerick and founded in memory of Derek Bell.