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"I received your DVD yesterday. It was magical, absolutely magical. Thank you."

~ Jon, Australia

 

"Anyone who isn't moved to tears by at least one song on this CD will be moved by nothing."

~ Jan, Minnesota

 

" Thank you a million for the beautiful gift of your music...we treausre listening to your CD."

~ Anne, Ireland

 
Welcome to my Music!

I’ve recorded four albums and one DVD featuring a music video and interview. You can listen to music samples and watch a sample of the video by clicking on the links.

When you’re ready to order, you can place your order securely via PayPal, right from this site.
(If you'd prefer not to order via PayPal, you may download a printable order form here).

Enjoy experiencing my music — then please drop me a line to let me know what you think!

 

I Heard a Bird Sing

“I Heard a Bird Sing” is a DVD containing a music video for my original song by the same title, the music video with my commentary and a 30-minute “Conversation with Amy Kortuem.” The music video weaves gorgeous outdoor and performance footage into the story line of the song to give viewers insight into how inspiration can be gathered and put into form in meaningful ways. The “Conversation with Amy Kortuem” gives personal insights into my creative process, musical history and what it’s like to be a harpist, performer, composer and seeker of inspiration.

see video sample

DVD $20.00


 

The Month of January

My original music and my traditional Irish favorites make up this album, which I recorded during what is usually my hibernation time: the month of January. Much of the album is solo Celtic harp, and is beautiful in its simplicity — I wanted it to sound as if you’d come over for an afternoon and I played you my favorite songs. I am joined on two pieces by my Celtic band: Martha Lindberg on recorders, Sam Lawrence on bodhran and Marti Ryan on violin. (All arrangements by Amy Kortuem)

  1. The Month of January, Traditional Irish
  2. Banish Misfortune, Traditional Irish
  3. I Love My Love in the Morning, Traditional Irish
  4. Caipini Jig (harp solo), Amy Kortuem
  5. The Darkest Midnight, Traditional Irish
  6. Bridget Cruise air 1, O’Carolan
  7. George Brabazon airs 1 & 2, O’Carolan
  8. Caipini Jig (Celtic Band), Amy Kortuem
  9. Ierne, Amy Kortuem
  10. Nine Waves, Amy Kortuem
 

CD $15.00


 

All  Hayle to the Days
Beautiful arrangements of traditional carols and songs for harp and voice to drive the cold winter away, including my own composition "I Heard a Bird Sing." The recording also features Martha Lindberg on recorders, Sam Lawrence on percussion and Sena Thompson on violin. (All arrangements by Amy Kortuem)

  1. The Wexford Carol, Traditional Irish
  2. I Wonder as I Wander, Traditional Appalachian
  3. Carol from an Irish Cabin, by Dale Wood
  4. The Cutty Wren, Traditional Welsh
  5. To Drive the Cold Winter Away, Traditional English
  6. Lullaby of the Virgin Mary/Christ Child’s Lullaby, Traditional Manx/Traditional Hebrides
  7. Good King Wenceslaus, Traditional English
  8. The Coventry Carol, Traditional English
  9. Deck the Halls/Strike the Gay Harp, Traditional Welsh/Traditional Irish Jig
  10. I Heard a Bird Sing, by Amy Kortuem
 

CD $15.00


 

The Harp Her Soul Required

Traditional Irish music on my Celtic harp with recorder, violin and viola. Includes "Planxty McGowan," written in honor of Jack McGowan, who gave me gift of my first harp. (All arrangements by Amy Kortuem)

  1. Morrison’s Jig/Dublin Streets, Traditional Irish
  2. Gentle Maiden, Traditional Irish
  3. Carolan's Welcome, Turlough O’Carolan
  4. Roving Galway Boy, Traditional Irish
  5. Banish Misfortune, Traditional Irish
  6. Eleanor Plunkett, Turlough O’Carolan
  7. Slane (Be Thou My Vision) / Bunessan (Morning Has Broken) / Ash Grove (Let All Things Now Living), Traditional Celtic Melodies
  8. The Parting Glass, Traditional Irish
  9. St. Patrick’s Breastplate, Traditional Irish
  10. My Lagan Love / She Moved Through the Fair, Traditional Irish
  11. Chanter’s Tune, Traditional Irish
  12. Planxty McGowan, by Anne Prather
  13. Danny Boy, Traditional Irish
 

CD $15.00


 

The Light and the Lady
Arrangements of Medieval and traditional carols for solo Celtic and concert harp in a musical meditation on the Virgin Mary's journey from Annunciation to Nativity. Recorded at Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel. (All arrangements by Amy Kortuem)

  1. Of the Father’s Love Begotten, Gregorian Chant
  2. Gabriel fram Heven-King, Medieval English
  3. Edi Beo Thu, Hevene Quene, Medieval English
  4. A Virgin Most Pure, Traditional English
  5. Blessed Be That Maid, Traditional English
  6. Mary Wanders Through the Thorn, Traditional German
  7. The Cherry Tree Carol, Traditional English
  8. The Holly and The Ivy, Traditional English
  9. O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Gregorian Chant
  10. Lo! How a Rose E’er Blooming, Traditional German
  11. What Child Is This?, Traditional English
  12. Joseph, Dearest Joseph Mine, Traditional German
  13. A Babe is Born All of a Maid, Traditional English
  14. The Infant King (Sing Lullaby), Traditional Basque
  15. The Christ Child’s Lullaby, Traditional Hebrides
  16. Of the Father’s Love Begotten, Reprise
 

CD $15.00


My music is also available at these stores around the region.
If you stop in to purchase CDs or a DVD, tell them I sent you!

Store Locations:

MANKATO, MINNESOTA
The Little Red Shed - 601 North Riverfront Drive
The Lighthouse - 860 Madison Avenue

ST. PETER, MINNESOTA
Stone's Throw Gallery - 420 North Minnesota Avenue

AMBOY, MINNESOTA
The Cottage Cafe

EDINA, MINNESOTA
Shop in the City - 50th and Xerxes

My recordings may also be purchased from CD Baby:
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kortuem
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