Robin Grenon & Gisèle Guibord duo


ince 1996, the harpist duo Robin Grenon-Gisèle Guibord has captivated diverse audiences with their astonishing versatility, presenting their own creations and a colorful repertoire of South American, Celtic, classical, and popular music. Together, they have recorded eight CDs, including: “Trace d’Ange” (Celtic and French Christmas), “Harpe du Paraguay,” “Beatles Melodies,” “Harpes d’Irlande,” and “Parfum d’été.” As concert performers and teachers, they have been invited by organizations such as the Celtic Harpers of Detroit and Windsor, The Toronto HarpFest, The Northern Lights Harp Fest in Ottawa, and The Huron Harp Fest in Goderich. They have also been part of several recordings and performances with the soprano Natalie Choquette, including “Diva Latina” with the chamber orchestra I Musici de Montréal. As a harp and organ duo, they have performed for Les Concerts Lachine, the Summer Concerts of the Cathedral of Chicoutimi, Les Amis de l’Orgue (Rimouski, Drummond, Estrie), and the Festival Orgues et Couleurs de Montréal. As co-founders and artistic directors of the Association Harpissimo-Québec (lien Harpissimo), they received the Desjardins MRC-Roussillon Career Support Grant for their exceptional contribution to the vitality of regional culture. - Gisèle Guibord - Harpiste, Organiste

Gisèle Guibord

Born in the Montérégie region, Gisèle Guibord began studying piano at the age of 7 at the Vincent d’Indy School. She entered the Montreal Conservatory of Music in 1970, where she studied organ with Bernard Lagacé and received her degree in 1978. A renowned concert performer in Quebec (Les Concerts Spirituels, Les Amis de l’Orgue, Pro Organo, Radio-Canada), she has also gave numerous concerts in Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland) and served as the organist at the Sanctuary of the Holy Sacrament in Montreal from 1983 to 1999. Throughout her career, Gisèle has collaborated with various Canadian composers, premiering several works in concerts and on recordings. In 1993, she began studying the harp with Robin Grenon. The year 1996 marked a turning point in her career: she formed a harp duo with Robin and made her debut as a harpist at the Ritz Carlton in Montreal, where she played for High Tea until 2001.

Robin Grenon

Robin Grenon Born in the Haut-Richelieu region, Robin began studying guitar at the age of 9. Driven by a passion for performance and composition, he studied at the Montreal Conservatory of Music from 1976 to 1979. His interest in Latin music led him to the Paraguayan harp, which he learned from masters Eralio Gill (Montreal) and Alfredo Rolando Ortiz (California). He recorded his first solo harp compositions in 1981. From 1985 to 1988, he was a harpist at the Château Frontenac, where he developed an international music repertoire and honed his improvisational skills. Several solo albums followed between 1989 and 1992. Since 1998, Robin has collaborated with Compagnie Musicale La Nef, directed by Sylvain Bergeron, both on stage and in recordings for Dorian Records and Atma Classique. From 2012 to 2020, his collaborations with the baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire and La Nef took him repeatedly to the United States for the “Sacrum Mysterium A Celtic Christmas Vespers” tour, also available on CD.

Discography 2023

Harpes D'Irlande Gisèle & Robin, harpes celtiques

Douces ballades traditionnelles d’Irlande.

Carrickfergus, Follow me up to Carlow, South Wind, As I roved out, Come by the hills, Danny Boy, The wind that shakes the barley, The Spinningwheel, As I was going to Ballynure, Shule Agra, A pretty girl milking her cow, Has sorrow thy young days shaded, The leaving of Liverpool, The shores of Amerikay, The Boys of Kilkenny, The Fair Hills of Eire O! Shall the harp then be silent, Carolan’s Dream.      

Close to you Gisèle & Robin Folk Harps

Chansons des années ’70 dans de nouveaux arrangements pour harpes. En complément de programme cinq compositions de Robin Grenon.

Close To You, Suzanne, Both Sides Now, And I Love Her, Massachusetts, Blue Bayou, Hi Lili Hi Lo, What a Wonderful World, In Love, Lost With You, Suite mondaine: Mondanité / Brume / À bras-le-corps & Teach Your Children well.

Beatles Melodies Robin Grenon Trio

CRobin Grenon: harpes, Gisèle Guibord: orgue et harpe, Guillaume M.-Laval: percussions.

Norwegian Wood, I’ve Just Seen A Face, And I Love Her, Here Comes The Sun, Across The Universe, Don’t Let Me Down , All You Need Is Love, Because, Medley : Golden Slumbers – You Never Give Me Your Money – Carry That Weight – The End, I Will, Let It Be, Get Back, The Long And Winding Road, Good Night, Imagine.

Harpe du Paraguay / Harp from Paraguay  

Gisèle & Robin

Des classiques de l’amérique du sud et trois titres de R. Grenon.

Des classiques de l’amérique du sud et trois titres de R. Grenon. 

La llegada, Cascada, La Galopera, Mercedita, Pájaro campana, Mis noches sin ti, Pasaje numero uno, Angela Rosa, Elena (R. Grenon), Fuego (R.G.), Canción mixteca, El pelincho, La codiciosa, La siestita (R.G.), Recuerdos de Ipacaraï, El tren lechero.

Djiguedon Robin Grenon et Gisèle Guibord

Des compositions et des pièces traditionnelles à la rencontre des harpes celtique et sud-américaine.

Des classiques de l’amérique du sud et trois titres de R. Grenon. 

Djiguedon, Autour la rivière, Mi Atarraya, El Pajaro Chogüi, Panambi Vera (Mariposa Dorada), L’Espagnola, Separation of soul and body, Blind Mary, J’ai un bouton sus l’bout d’la langue, La Bossa de l’âme, La Celta, Habanera de la nuit, Yin Yang, À nos amours, De retour sans médailles.

Suite  Mariale / Marian Suite

Robin Grenon – Gisèle Guibord, harpes

Œuvre-concept sur la vie de Marie ; musique composée par R. Grenon et thèmes grégoriens. 

Ballade mariale, Alleluia, Ave Maria, Bien bonjour Belle Marie, Puer Natus, La marche des rois, Ave Maris Stella I, Marie comme dans mer, L’angoisse de Marie, Ave Maris Stella II, Les noces de Cana, Sourire Mystique, Ave Maris Stella III, Canon d’amour, Que t’ont-ils fait et pourquoi ? Marie au Cénacle, Le Soleil Qui revêt Marie, Ora pro nobis.

Parfum d’été Robin Grenon – Gisèle Guibord

Patrick Graham, percussions.

Musiques originales, celtiques et médiévale.


Parfum d’été, Morrison’s Jig, La médiévale, Carolan’s Concerto, Northern Lights Guarania, Mélopée japonaise, Suite Franciscaine (R. Grenon) Ouverture François, Fête au village, Prière, Vers la guerre, L’Égypte, Le sultan, Les étoiles, La crèche, La marche du temps.

Trace d'Ange Robin Grenon - Gisèle Guibord 

Des noëls celtiques et français pour duo de harpe.


Trace d’Ange (R. Grenon), Veni Emmanuel, Tu n’as point d’asile, Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle, Christ Child’s Lullaby, Noël nouvelet, Tout le ciel reluit, Quand Jésus naquit en Judée, Trois anges sont venus ce soir, Allons suivons les mages, C’est aujourd’hui qu’est la fête (R. Grenon), Horn Dance, God rest ye merry, Gentlemen, I saw three ships, The Parting Glass.

Our HarpS

Celtic and Toprical Harps 

Celtic and Tropical Harps The harps we primarily use are crafted in Quebec and are the result of a close collaboration that lasted for over 20 years with the late luthier Alain Beaudoin from Quebec. In 1985, I still had my Paraguayan harp without chromatic levers, which I had ordered directly from the luthier Epifanio Lopez in 1977. At the time, I found it unacceptable that there was no expertise for this type of instrument in Quebec. Upon meeting luthier Alain Beaudoin, we embarked on the project of reproducing a Paraguayan-style harp. I nicknamed this first harp “La Beaudoin” (1986). Standing at approximately five feet tall, this harp is primarily characterized by its lightweight (19 pounds), its long bass strings made of nylon (instead of steel like most Celtic harps), and especially the way the strings are attached at the center of the soundboard, as opposed to other harps where the attachment is on the side. Thanks to this string placement, the tension is more evenly distributed on the instrument’s column. All of these features allow for the use of softwood for the soundboard (spruce, cedar, fir), resulting in a woody and dynamic sound. To meet the demands of students, in the 2000s, we also developed a model of a 34-string Celtic harp with levers, which we named “La Berceuse” because of the curved sides of its back. More than a hundred “Berceuses” have been sold! With this expertise, we eventually modified the Paraguayan soundboard to add chromatic levers, similar to those installed on Celtic harps. This addition allows for playing in multiple keys. Our instruments are thus inspired by both ancient European (Spanish, Irish, Breton) and South American (Paraguayan, Venezuelan, Mexican) harps. Hence the term “Celtic and Tropical Harps,” which also relates to the musical genres we favor. It’s worth noting the origin of harps still present in South America. They have a history of over 400 years! They were introduced by Jesuit missionaries and harpists, mainly from Spain, during the 16th and 18th centuries.


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