One of the best players recording today . . . her original works have that traditional ring of truth and authenticity to them . . .
Kim Robertson is a renowned performer, arranger and recording artist who has stretched the boundaries of the harp for a new generation of performers and audiences. As a pioneer in the American folk harp movement, she combines an improvisational spirit with a passionate sense of tradition, bringing a contemporary touch to a centuries-old instrument.
Born in Wisconsin, she is classically trained on piano and orchestral harp. In the mid-70’s, Kim’s discovery of the Celtic harp grew into a profound love for the instrument, setting her upon the path of exploration for which she is now widely known. Kim has traveled with her harp from concert halls to grass roots folk clubs, from luxury cruise ships to remote mountaintops; she has performed concerts by candlelight, delivered singing telegrams and played herself on an episode of “Beverly Hills 90210”.
She has toured throughout the USA, Canada and Europe and is still recognized as one of the most prominent folk harpists performing today. Her work encompasses numerous recording projects, published harp arrangements and an international itinerary of workshops and retreats.
…lyrical, heart-touching music, played with delicacy, grace and skill…
. . . her Celtic harp held within its strings and wood the diverse offerings of the human race . . . incredible techinique . . .
There seems to be nothing simple about the way Kim Robertson plays the rare and ancient instrument known as the Celtic harp, but there is an air of magical simplicty and elegance about her music that recalls bygone eras and modes of behavior, be they courtly or wrapped in a world of fantasy.
—The Chattanooga Times
Apr 7, 2023
Apr 11, 2023
Edinburgh International Harp Festival
May 19, 2023
May 21, 2023
The Harp Gathering
Jul 20, 2023
Jul 23, 2023
Somerset Folk Harp Festival
Parsipanny, NJ and online
Aug 17, 2023
Aug 20, 2023
Milwaukee Irish Fest
Kim Robertson’s CDs and sound recordings are available from Gourd Music and various other vendors. Find Kim Robertson’s complete list of recordings here. (Listen to select clips below.)
Selected audio clips
All Things Bright and Beautiful
Catherine Martin (O'Carolan)
I Vow to Thee
Selected video clips
Radio Interview (Harp Talk)
“Boundless” by K. Robertson (Somerset Folk Harp Fest)
“Jolly Old Pachelbel (Harp Gathering)”
Solos and ensemble music
Kim Robertson’s sheet music publications are available from these and other vendors: