"An original artist, a tunesmith, and a songwriter of considerable skill..." Steve Winick, Dirty Linen
Debbie has been performing at festivals, concerts and coffeehouse venues throughout the Northeastern United States for more than twenty years. She has a rich, expressive voice that is perfectly complemented by her harp. She is well-steeped in traditional Scottish music and her song-writing talents
bring a fresh perspective to that heritage as well as many of life’s journeys.
As one reviewer noted, she has
“the perfect blend of harp and voice.”
Debbie has a wide repertoire of traditional centuries-old Scots ballads and songs, many in Scots Gaelic. Not only does she accompany her singing on the harp, but Debbie adds the Scottish jigs, reels, and strathspeys, to her performances as well.
Debbie has a Scottish Certificate in Traditional Music from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and she is a respected adjudicator for the Scottish Harp Society of America.
Debbie teaches at the annual Harpers Escape Weekend, a nationally-recognized harp retreat that she co-founded in 1992. She has taught other workshops as well on Scottish music, learning by ear, and Robert Burns at harp conferences, including HarpCon and the Somerset Folk Harp Festival.
Debbie's performance of The Slave's Lament by Robert Burns in the Sunday concert at the 2009 Somerset Folk Harp Festival.
NEW! The Harp of my King
July 18, 2013: Debbie launched her new music book and CD set, The Harp of My King, at the Somerset Folk Harp Festival in tandem with her workshop presentation at the conference "Celtic Music for Church." It is a collection of 24 original and traditional Celtic pieces arranged for harp.
Books and CDs from Debbie Brewin-Wilson
Harp of my King, NEW! Celtic Tunes New & Old for Christian Worship Dream of Calendonia Roots and Wings Love Came Down at Christmas,
traditional music from Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man as well as her originals Burns for Bairns, music book of harp arrangements Wood Notes Wild, music book of harp arrangements Ten Years of Tunes and Another Ten Years of Tunes book/CD compilations with Kathy DeAngelo, Grainne Hambly and William Jackson from the Harpers Escape, the harp retreat she founded with Kathy DeAngelo.
"Her voice creates an immediate intimacy...a warm sound..." Adam Victor Christensen, Folk Harp Journal
Celtic Tunes New & Old for Christian Worship:
Book & CD set