Helen Webby & Davy Stuart
Music for Celtic harp & guitar.
String wizardry extraordinaire. Take the top Celtic harpist in NZ (who also happens to be Principal harp with the Christchurch Symphony), add one of NZ’s most versatile Celtic accompanists on guitar and bouzouki and you have a glorious instrumental combination, equally at home in a woolshed or a concert hall.
Their repertoire ranges from the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland to newly composed material from NZ and elsewhere. In concert you can expect a varied selection of music – reels to polkas, airs to waltzes and, where appropriate, a few songs of definite Scottish accent.
In performance they feature a gut-strung 34 string Neo-Irish lever harp made by Helen’s brother Kim Webby and a steel-strung 6 string guitar and 8 string guitar/bouzouki made by Davy. When traveling, Helen sometimes uses a 30 string carbon fibre harp made by Davy.