Savourna's Stevenson’s latest project features Savourna's distinctive harp sound combined with master Iranian percussionists, Djamchid and Bijan Chemirani, Alyth’s beautiful voice and Paul Spiers on Double Bass.
Savourna first met the Chemiranis when recording for Radio 3 All Night Live at Real World Studios at 5 o'clock in the morning. A spontaneous session with the Iranian percussionists sparked off a collaborative friendship inspiring the idea of blending Middle Eastern music and poetry with the Celtic tradition and Gaelic language. New songs use text from Kahlil Gibran's ‘The Prophet' which has an international and a universal appeal, and Savourna has chosen his words on Marriage, Children, Time and, with a Gaelic translation by the Scottish poet Aonghas MacNeacail, Gibran's thoughts on Joy and Sorrow. “mesmerizing” The Scotsman