Cheyenne’s harp strikes a chord

Cheyenne Brown
Cheyenne Brown

A CD by a talented Milngavie musician was named ‘CD of the week’ in BBC radio nan Gaidheal’s daily Caithream Ciuil programme recently.

Parallel Latitudes, Cheyenne Brown’s debut solo album, was also nominated for ‘Roots Album of the Year’ by the Scottish New Music Awards.

Cheyenne (27) is from Alaska but has been based in Scotland for the past nine years - Milngavie for the last six, where she has studied the Scottish harp from both a performance and research perspective and works to perform and teach the Scottish harp locally and abroad.

The album highlights the connections between Scotland and Alaska, but also music from a variety of sources, all connected by what she describes as “a stream of infinite Earth-circling lines of parallel latitudes.”

It features not only the harp, but cello, tabla, guitar and dobro, percussion, banjo and fiddle.

Cheyenne performs and tours with a variety of groups. The North Atlantic Trio, with harp, dobro and percussion, combines Scottish, Appalachian and bluegrass music in a unique cross-genre bricolage.

She also works with the seven-piece German-based band Homebound.

Her Scottish music duo with cellist and Scots singer Seylan Baxter has toured in the US, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain and the US and extensively throughout the United Kingdom. The 2007 release of their debut CD 2:forty was enthusiastically received.

To hear some tracks from her debut solo album or purchase the CD go to www.cheyenneharp.com