A Rising Wave

Robin Baugh

A Rising Wave is a stirring arrangement of Celtic Harp music with a hint of Scottish Hammered Dulcimer. The music presented within relaxes the mind and eases the spirit. A Rising Wave will evoke a deeper stirring within the soul.

Throughout the ages, music has always been an intrinsic part of stirring the soul. In this Celtic New Age album, Robin Baugh wanted to explore the harmony of creation and the energy that rises from it. Using innovative technology, she is part of a new breed of iPad artists who are advancing the boundaries of what music and technology can create. With that fusion, "A Rising Wave," was conceived and performed entirely on an iPad.

Throughout time, the Celts have always honored the wonder and beauty of life and that is echoed in their music and traditions. Robin was inspired to create this album in honor of her Scottish/Irish Grandmother. Her Grandmother, was the embodiment of Celtic strength, depth and artistry. With that in mind, Robin drew from the spirit of her ancestors for inspiration and the result are haunting, beautiful melodies.   Like any wonderful story, the album itself was created in three acts. Act one starts with "Eiridh Tonn Air Uisge Balbh," (A Wave Will Rise on Quiet Water). This Scottish Gaelic expression comes from the understanding that still waters evoke strength and depth beyond measure. From this powerful place, one can be strong enough to bring forth a wave of life, energy, and courage. This wave of energy is the driving force behind this album. 

That potential is continued with "Breath of Light," a haunting melody which explores the serenity in the hours before sunrise, when the world is still. This tranquility is carried on in "Before the Dawn there is Light," and is sustained in the Hammered Dulcimer song "Dawn Rising," a joyful, bright melody infused with the vitality of the earth waking for its new day. Next, comes "Breezes in my Mind," and "Beautiful Rain," two Celtic Harp songs which flow into the intensity of the day.

The second act starts with "A Celebration of Day." It is the second of two Hammered Dulcimer pieces and is full of the energy of a beautiful summer day. The journey is continued with "Deep Oceans Calling," which seeks out the strength of the deeper places in our soul. "Endless Wonders," is an extension of that feeling with its minor chords and evocative sounds of the Celtic Harp. The act ends with "Twilight Calling," which evokes the peace of the day drawing to a close.

The third and final part of the album opens with "Skylight Wanderings," a joyful wandering across the nighttime sky towards the stars. The journey is carried on with the next two songs, "Midnight Dreams," and "Late Night Stillness," and the inner peace found therein.

Although the music isn't traditionally Celtic in its inception, it draws heavily on the ancient Celtic tradition of using music to stir the heart and inspire the soul. With that spirit in mind, the album near its conclusion with "Wild Horses Running," and the closes with its signature piece, "A Rising Wave."

In the end, "A Rising Wave," will leave you feeling content and peaceful in your soul.

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