On March 19th, Chad was featured on WCCO's Finding Minnesota. Watch 'The Gaelic Harp Renaissance'.
Have a listen.
Praise for 'Of Bards and Beggars'
"...an album of real substance and real enjoyment. Beautiful." - Live Ireland
"Turn off your computer, the TV, the lights, and the phone! Keep the wine. Chad McAnally's harp takes you to a time when music was THE social media. Hear the joys, the sorrows, the loves, and the battles during the long dark nights..." - Century Song, KFAI
“Chad's virtuoso harp artistry seems to reverberate down the dark tunnel of the ages.”— Dáithi Sproule
"Chad McAnally is a superb harp player... the unique sound rings absolutely true and clear as crystal." - Irish American News
"Congratulations for making this significant contribution to the Gaelic harp world." - Ann Heymann
Chad surprises – both with his startling level of technical finesse which allows him to perform dance tunes often considered impractical for the harp – and with the robust vigor of his sound. Chad moves with ease between moods, transitioning seamlessly between the musics of thought and action, joy and sorrow, resignation and fury. A startling extemporaneous talent, he’s apt to spin you an impromptu series of intricate and apparently effortless musical variations. A chronic composer, Chad has created more new music for the Gaelic harp than anyone since the heyday of the wandering Irish harpers of 300 years ago. In Chad's deft hands, the sound of this revived and still endangered instrument is at once evocative of antiquity and exuberantly contemporary.