Twelve traditional Basque tunes for the Christmas season arranged and performed on lever harp by Gwen Màiri. This collection was published in 1897 as Douze Noëls populaires Basques en dialecte Souletin (Twelve popular Basque carols in the Zuberoan dialect). It formed part of the Archive de la tradition Basque, the result of musicologist Charles Bordes’s many years of documenting traditional songs and tunes in the Basque Country, Euskal Herria.
Gwen Màiri studied pedal harp at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and is also a passionate performer of Welsh and Scottish music on the lever harp. She brings her traditional and classical influences together in her arrangement of these beautiful and unique Christmas tunes from Zuberoa. This album was recorded at home in Glasgow and is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.