"Martha wrote five of the tunes herself. As she explained recently, 'To keep
a tradition alive it is necessary to keep writing tunes in that style.' These
new tunes in traditional style are beautiful little tone poems, displaying
a keen sense of humor and a certain inventiveness that is sure to keep the
"It is amazing how traditional these sound, as though she were a harper of
old. some 200 years ago. More than style acquisitions, Clancy is simpatico
with the ancients in a strange and beautiful way....Brilliant"
"'Harp is to music what music is to life", is a quotation that truly describes
Martha Clancy's harp career. Music has always been a priority in Martha's
life. One of six children, she learned throughout her childhood that music
was an integral part of her family life. Martha 's music background includes
studies in voice, drums, and mandolin."
Folk Harp Journal
"Martha Clancy's presence on the stage is welcome.Her playing and singing
are pleasant interludes..."