Album review: Phamie Gow, Road Of The Loving Heart

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Known in Scotland as a harp player, the young Gow was taught piano by the virtuoso pianist Ronald Stevenson, and this album celebrates her love of that instrument.

Still in her twenties, Gow has just moved from Barcelona to Montpelier in France, where these 14 original compositions (one is a video) were recorded.

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Played live, unedited and with no other instruments, this is a beautifully understated, lovingly expressed collection of moving musical invention.

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This article was first published in Scotland On Sunday, 29 May, 2011