As a traditional musician and a passionate Jew’s harp player, Cätlin has always been enthusiastic about making the world a better place through her music. And now, she has a brand new approach! On her new solo album, she is uniting the “voices” of half a hundred Jew’s harps – all a little different, yet the same. Cätlin sees this as a joyful way to emphasise and celebrate the beauty in diversity and introduce Estonian traditional music to an international audience.
“My Harp – My Heart” is also a declaration of love for traditional music and the Jew’s harp. Cätlin is a true talent. Not only does she master different kinds of harp to perfection, but she also has the ability to change effortlessly between the instruments while performing a song. These constant and quick changes create an impression of there being a whole orchestra playing, when in fact, it is Cätlin all alone. Her novel technique gives the rather monotonous Jew’s harp a more diverse, multidimensional and modern sound. Nevertheless, she also uses modern technology and live electronics to further personalise and deepen the harmonies of her half a hundred harps.
And then, there is Cätlin’s very own vocal – the voice of her heart – that joins these musical elements together and offers her audience a deeply touching, harmonious and holistic experience, both live and on her new album.