Hoëla is more used to play in duo, trio or bands and the harp solo is something new for her – though it's almost a genre in itself.
For more than two years now, she has been working on a new program and exploring her instrument, regarding the repertoire (folk music from Brittany, Sweden, Scotland or Greece and some compositions of her own) as well as the ways of playing, the sound, the arrangements, the improvisation... and the use of her « quarter-ton » harp which allows her to play modal scales inspired by the scales of the folk singers.
Then came the need of playing this new music to an audience : since december 2013, Hoëla showed this program around 15 times in festivals, musicpubs, barns or in « concerts at home » in front of audiences of 20 to 150 people.
New step in september and august 2014 with the recording of almost 100 minutes of music, in the most acoustic and live way as possible, with the help of the sound engineer Jérôme Teurtrie.
The result will be an autoproduced double album, that is to be released in spring 2015.
On this double abum, Hoëla will also have the pleasure to present three duets with three friends and artists she has been or is currently working with : the singer Anne Auffret, the singer Eric Menneteau and the uillean pipe player Patrick Molard.
Some sound :
Bands Hoëla play with/has been playing with :
Starfish harps who built Hoela's harps
Eric Legret who took those beautiful pictures during recording