As a composer she is dedicated to the idea of increasing the repertoire of the Celtic, or lever, harp. In recent decades particularly, thanks to the many fine luthiers who build them and the superb musicians who choose to play them, these instruments have come into their own because of their great expressiveness and beauty.
After completing her dissertation, she began studying the harp with Barbara Belew and has had workshops with Lucien Thomson, Sam Milligan, Lynne Aspnes, and Mario Falcao. She has performed widely on concert, Celtic, and Gothic harps from New Orleans to Paris, where her performance was sponsored by UNESCO. For four years she played with the Lake Charles Symphony and has also played at universities, Irish cultural societies, meetings of the Modern Language Association, AIDS benefits, and Kwanzaa and Christmas celebrations. With bassoonist and flautist Charles Coley, she makes up the other half of the Coley-Wood duo.
Carol Wood is the author of the critically praised 1996 book An Overview of Welsh Poetry before the Norman Conquest, and she has published articles on the harp and its history in the Folk Harp Journal, HarpLight, and HarpSpectrum.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Angelus Ad Virginem
2. Symlen Ben-bys
3. Ne Qu'on Porroit
4. King Orfeo
5. My Lief Is Faren in a Londe (melody 1)
6. My Lief Is Faren in a Londe (melody 2)
8. Alma Redemptoris Mater
9. The Pear Tree
10. I Have a Gentil Cock
11. Ich Am of Irlaunde
12. Edi Be Thin
13. Roundel of the Birds
14. Ton Y Brenhin
15. Maid in the Moor
16. Alma Redemptoris Mater (harp Solo)