Skyward Sword's 'Ballad Of The Goddess' Performed By Harp-Playing Twin Zeldas

Meet Camille and Kennerly Kitt, identical twins and professional harpists. In the video above they crank out a rendition of "Ballad Of The Goddess" from Nintendo's The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword. I should mention they're dressed almost perfectly for the part(s) and well, to borrow from Lorraine Baines McFly, are dreamboats.

Going by the About page on their official website, the pair sound nothing short of prodigies. They're the only known professional harp-playing twins in the world — as far as they're aware. Both have Bachelors of Music from "a prestigious Conservatory of Music" (there are a few in the States), are black belts in Tae Kwon Do, qualified as swimmers for the Junior Olympics not once but five times and, to top it off, are "'distinguished experts' in rifle marksmanship". You know, as all harpists are.

You can see more of their covers on their YouTube channel, including "Zombie" by the Cranberries and Gun N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine".

Zelda: Skyward Sword (Ballad of the Goddess) Harp Duet - Camille and Kennerly, Harp Twins [YouTube, via Geekologie]


    I can't get over how suss those, err, strap-on harps appear.


    I also feel like it would sound "fuller" on traditional harps, as opposed to the electric ones, but I can't really complain, as I've heard far worse.

      Also, Logan, looks like you ballsed up the link to the youtube video at the bottom, not a big problem, just a heads up.

        Yes, I most certainly did. It lost a "http://" during the copy-paste.

        It's all fixed, cheers.

    I think Lorraine said something more like, "isn't he just a dream!" and biff said the thing about boats. "about as funny as a screen door on a battleship".

    I don't think she said dreamboat. But I could be wrong!

    I'm sorry was there a harp in the video? :P

    You might wanna fix you're spelling of 'ballad' in the title (^_^;)

    From the Desk of Rivers Melrose - a.k.a. “90210”, yo

    Twins are always really good at playing the harp . . . And swimming. And kung-fu . . . and using firearms; it’s just the way twins are. I don’t think it’s magic, but it’s something like that. Like how twins always know what the other one is thinking. All twins can do all these things from birth. Birds fly, fish swim; twins are good at combat sports, swimming, and harps.

    Sheriff Bill “Munny” Peacock outlawed all twins in 1673 on account of their well documented enthusiasms with the newly introduced flintlock muskets of the time. Later that year, Lord Berkley sold his half of New Jersey to the Quakers.

    By 1674,when the last of the twins had been deported to Twin Island, harp thefts had fallen by an estimated %76 and there were no reported cases of once prolific kung-fu related crimes.

    The “The Twin Island Solution” was abandoned some 300 years later and the remaining inhabitants would be put to work on a top secret Russian space program code-named “Soviet 8”.

    Hollywood Director Ivan Reitman, a Twin Island refugee, would put the finishing touches on popular cinema masterpiece Twins in 1988 and forever change public opinion. “If Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito can be twins,” he said. “Then it makes it look like twins are also good people too.”

    Mr Reitman would go on to direct 10 more feature films documenting his life on Twin Island:

    No Strings Attached (2011)
    My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)
    Cooking Lessons (TV movie) (2004)
    Evolution (2001)
    Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
    Fathers' Day (1997)
    Junior (1994)
    Dave (1993)
    Kindergarten Cop (1990)
    Ghostbusters II (1989)

    “Movies are good fun,” Mr Reitman said. “But I prefer swimming, firearms harps.”

      *Firearms & harps. Not "firearms harps" - they're something different.

        @Rivers Melrose: LOL What you don't know is that Camille and Kennerly are extremely intelligent and they have a great sense of humor. Thanks for the lengthy, witty post, which I hope the Harp Twins will enjoy as much as I did (I'm about to send them a tweet mentioning your comment). And thanks, Logan, for the great article! Cheers!

    "Ballard"? :P

    Also in regards to those strap-on harps... they make me want to see them ****ing rock out with them \m/

    Even if they used electric harps for the recording, I'd have preferred them sitting and playing real harps for the clip. Their swaying and such just looked silly and distracted attention from the song for all the wrong reasons.

      "distracted attention from the song"

      Really? That was horrible...but you guys know what I mean...right?

        I don't think it was so much of a thing they did it on purpose, but to get caught up with the rhythm of the music, and while holding an electric harp on a strap around their bodies, it's going to make it look a little weird. Can't really blame them for getting into their music, i can't really think of any instrument where you stand up, and you don't have the urge to move with it.

          Thank you for your sweet comment! So true! Our electric harps are very modern and designed to be played while moving. It would be strange, awkward, and emotionless for us to play them standing still - not "feeling" the music at all. :D :D Much love, x2! XOXO

      Agreed... the bending and swaying was cringe-worthy for me. It just looked off.

        It was more like... squatting.... of the worst kind...

    Thank you so much Kotaku Australia for featuring our ZELDA ELectric Harp duet! And thank you to Logan for writing such a sweet feature! Much love, x2!!

    Village of the Damned, anyone?

    Is the up and down bobbing necessary or just to make the video interesting?
    So weird just 'ooh nice harp music buderp a derp up and down' :P
    Beautiful music though.

    I always assumed that if I was a twin I'd want to be different than my twin... I'd feel the need to be unique somehow.

    It's interesting to me to see twins that share so much in common outside of just genes and looks and wardrobe. Who knows, maybe if I was a twin I'd think differently.

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