Barbary Grant is a highly renowned vocalist and harper within Celtic communities. She sings- and articulates fluently- in all three Goidelic languages: Scots Gaelic, Irish, and Manx. This homage won her first place in the sean nós competition at the 1998 Great American Irish Fair. Sean nós – “old style” in Irish – is a highly ornamented style of a cappella singing.
This Barbary library is constructed from over 1450 different vocal phrases covering over 12 hours of recorded material. The majority phrases in the library are based on a majority of classic (public domain) songs from the Celtic, Gaelic, Irish, Scots, Welsh, and Manx music folklore. Additionally, the library contains a variety of more experimental phrases, including whisper songs, chantings, lullabys, elwish whispers, and basic sustained notes.
In addition, Barbary contains a bonus set of vocal ambiances made by Steven Tavaglione (Instrumentalist and Sound Designer; Wall-E, American Beauty, CSI, Supernatural and 100s other movies/shows/games).