EIHF Video: Introducing Malachy Arnold

We’re proud to give young harp players in the early years of their career a platform at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival. This year we would like to introduce you to Malachy Arnold.

Check out the below video he’s recorded for us featuring his fiery fingernail and rhythmic style of playing. Rooted in both the Scottish and Irish traditions, Malachy learnt from Breton harpist Tristan Le Govic, Scottish harpist Gillian Fleetwood and his aunt, the Irish harpist Laoise Kelly… all mighty teachers and friends of us at the EIHF

Malachy plays in the trad group Tarran, a 4 piece trad group featuring harp, fiddle, keys and bodhran. They’ll be performing alongside Adriano Sangineto on Sunday 7th April at 7.30pm.

He’ll also be teaching a 4-day course entitled Regional Irish Tunes for Harp both in-person and online (at a separate time). 

COURSES (click for more info & to book)
Each course 90 mins on Sat/Sun/Mon/Tue
REGIONAL IRISH TUNES FOR HARP (IN-PERSON) with Malachy Arnold (intermediate)
REGIONAL IRISH TUNES FOR HARP (ONLINE) with Malachy Arnold (intermediate)

CONCERT (click for more info & to book)
Supported by The United Kingdom Harp Association and Italian Cultural Institute of Edinburgh