“Stunning."- Ryan Werner, Colorado Matters, Colorado Public Radio

I like to say, I started my career at age three, singing what ever came into my head. As a youngster, I was a mediocre flute and piano player, as a teen, a darn good guitar player, as a ski bum, I played with various bands. But really, my career began when a friend loaned me a harp for a summer.
 
Whether playing solo, in duo or collaboration with other artists, the harp has given me a long, lovely list of adventures and opportunities. I love playing harp, but I know the music is most honest when the listener forgets about the harp and just hears great music.

Margot Krimmel,  Boulder, CO 2018
 

Margot Krimmel’s harp music has graced over a hundred weddings in Denver, Boulder and nearly every mountain town (and mountain top) in Colorado. She spent several years as the full time harpist at the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, CO. Equally at home on her Lyon and Healy pedal harp or her Celtic Folk harp, Krimmel’s extensive repertoire includes Classical, popular and Celtic selections.

Solo, harp duo, flute and harp, violin/ fiddle and harp.

Contact for bookings. Reasonable rates.
 
 

Harp duo

Harp duo

Traditional Irish Music - Jigs, reels, polkas that get your feet taping, waltzes that sway like ocean waves, and slow aires that transport.

I play with 'Mice in the Mug'  a collective of musicians who love playing together. We are expandable, from a couple of instruments to a larger ensemble. Get in touch and we'll find the right combination for your event.

Boulder Irish Music- most Sunday evenings, at License No. 1, in the Hotel Boulderado (down the stairs to the left of main entrance on 13th). Open to all who play traditional Irish music- session starts 7pm (Irish time) See ya there!

Boulder Irish Music- most Sunday evenings, at License No. 1, in the Hotel Boulderado (down the stairs to the left of main entrance on 13th). Open to all who play traditional Irish music- session starts 7pm (Irish time) See ya there!

GADBAW & KRIMMEL Celtic Duo

Colorado-based Celtic duo Beth Gadbaw and Margot Krimmel have performed together throughout the U.S., the U.K, and Ireland. Recently featured on Colorado Public Radio, their newest release Icy December was described by The Folk Harp Journal as “a wonderful compilation…that will make you feel nostalgic and warm” and by British folk magazine What’s Afoot as “an absolute joy to listen to.” All-Ireland harp champion Sylvia Woods said, “This is my favorite harp and vocal CD.”
in 2014 they received a Boulder County Artist-In-Residence award.

“Musical treatment…combined with solid harmonies…that veer from the beaten path and hint at ancient Irish roots.” -Westword

“Introspective moods… spirited cadences… joyous inflection with just the right blend of youth and maturity.”- Off-Center Views

“Lush harmonies, spellbinding rhythms, with lithe interplay between harp and percussion.”- The Broomfield Enterprise

“Stunning."- Colorado Public Radio

 

Live at the Black Rose Acoustic Society

Beth Gadbaw & Margot Krimmel

Live show recorded in Colorado Springs Sept, 2015. Great venue, enthusiastic crowd, excellent recording, mixing and mastering by Butch Hause, Berthoud, CO. Includes original compositions in the Celtic folk genre as well as impeccably arranged traditional tunes. Vocals, harmonies, Celtic Harp, some fiddle and uillean pipes.

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White Birds

Margot Krimmel and Beth Leachman Gadbaw

Gadbaw & Krimmel's well loved first CD, White Birds, re-pressed in 2014 has a new cover- same great music. Celtic influenced, traditional and original, Harp and Harmony.

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Icy December

Beth Gadbaw & Margot Krimmel

Music for the holidays, six traditional Carols, includes 'The Donkey and the Dove' (voted one of Colorado's Top 50 Christmas Carols). Originals, with various guest artists. Sheet Music available for Choir arrangements.

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Gadbaw & Krimmel;
St Vrain River, Lyons, CO

Gadbaw & Krimmel; St Vrain River, Lyons, CO

Gadbaw & Krimmel;
Boulder County Artists in Residence;
Caribou Ranch, CO 2014

Gadbaw & Krimmel; Boulder County Artists in Residence; Caribou Ranch, CO 2014

COMPOSITION

Composition for movie sound tracks include the award-winning documentary Dying Wish: A Dying Doctor's Decision to Stop Eating and Drinking. Krimmel's original music is featured about 30 seconds into this short trailer. Ciick here to listen.

CHOIR COLLABORATIONS

As Guest Artists, Gadaw & Krimmel are in demand. They have collaborated with Cherry Creek Chorale, Longmont Chorale and Aster Women's Choir,
They will premier new works in Seattle, May 2016 with Cora Voce, one of Seattle's finest auditioned choirs.

Contact to discuss a commission. To purchase published choir arrangements contact M Krimmel directly.

HARP MUSIC for YOGA CLASSES

Yoga Pod, Boulder CO

Yoga Pod, Boulder CO

Playing for a yoga class is one of my greatest joys. I love improvising, taking my time with pieces and tuning into the energy of the class.
I play once or twice a month at the Yoga Pod in Boulder (Sacred Flow taught by Jeanie Manchester), as well as other studios in Colorado.

“The sounds from Margot’s harp first came to me as sensations during a yoga class.... I felt an inward resonance with the instrument.  Often times in yoga, I find music pulling my mind away from my practice, separating me from my flow. Margot has a way of tuning into the energy of the room and using her strings to deepen the essence of the environment.   I found my body merging deeply into poses, allowing me to more fully align with myself, and into the oneness that simply is yoga. “    _________Alicia U. Yoga Pod, November 2014

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With LAURA MELLING

Fairy Tale Forest;
 with Laura Melling

Fairy Tale Forest; with Laura Melling

Fairy Tale Forest is an immersion in the wonders of nature as brought to life through story, handwork, dance and music, imagination, and cooperative games. Summer week long programs. One day workshops through out the year- ages 4-13. Laura Melling with Margot Krimmel, harp.

HARP ARRANGEMENTS

Harp arrangements published by HARPS NOUVEAU at Kolacny Music include:

Walking In the Air (theme to the Snowman)
Falling Slowly (from the movie Once)
A Thousand Years (from Twilight Saga)
Pipeline for harp ensemble (surf music!)
the music from White Birds CD

For Choir with harp arrangements contact Margot K directly:
Icy December, Auld Lang Syne, Gloustershire Wassail, Rocking the Cradle (TTBB), The Donkey and the Dove

AWARDS

2014 Boulder County Artist in Residence (with Beth Gadbaw)
2012- 2015 Original The Donkey and the Dove (co-written with B Gadbaw) voted  one of Colorado Public Radio's Top 50 Carols
2007  Two pieces in the Top Ten New Century Composition (for Harp)
1991  First Place:  Celtic Harp,   International Pop and Jazz Fest, Tucson, AZ
1990  Third Place: Celtic Harp - Composition Dinan, France
1986  First Place:  Celtic Harp, Longs Peak Scottish Highland Festival, Estes Park, CO