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  • EIHF On-Demand viewing extended

    IMPORTANT NEWS –

    We’re extending viewing access to allow you more time to enjoy (again and again!) our wonderful concerts and workshops that we filmed for you at the 2022 Edinburgh International Harp Festival.
    You’ll now be able to watch them until midnight on the 14th of May.

    f you’ve yet to purchase access to view our films you can continue to do so at our Box Office until midnight on the 30th of April.

    🤔 Have you been having trouble accessing the films? Remember to check out our Attending Online Help page.

    Let us know your thoughts…

    It’s now over a week since we said our farewells at the 41st EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL HARP FESTIVAL. It was so wonderful to be reunited with you all and celebrate all things harp.

    We hosted our first ever “hybrid” festival with online courses, concerts and workshops as well as our in-person festival at our new venue George Watson’s College.

    With so many “firsts” we’d love to know your thoughts on this year’s festival. We read every piece of feedback and your thoughts will help shape our plans for future festivals.

    We’ve put together a very short survey of 6 questions that we’d love you to take a few minutes to fill in.

    To access the feedback survey click HERE

    EIHF 2022 Photo Galleries

    We’re gradually adding a wonderful collection of photos taken at the 2022 festival by our official festival photographer Chantal Guevara.

    You can view them on our Facebook page HERE (you don’t need a Facebook account to view our page)

    We’ve still more to add so keep checking back!

    Did you attend in person? You can now rewatch!

    If you attended the EIHF in person for a concert or workshop you may have spotted an email from us like this in your inbox over the last few days … that’s because we’ve been busy processing your details to allow you online access to rewatch the concerts and workshops that you attended HOORAY!

    You can rewatch them again and again until midnight on the 30th of April.


    To access these films you need to click the Login to my wallet button in the email you received, login to your harp festival account (with the email you purchased your ticket with) and click “online events”. More info and HELP on how to do this is on the Attending Online page of this website.

    Remember if you didn’t attend but would still like to view some of the amazing concerts and workshops you can still purchase access to these via the what’s on page (Due to the admin involved, there will be a wait of of up to 24hrs in accessing these films)

    New Courses at EIHF 2022

    Elinor Evans – Fun with your Clarsach

    By special request, the ever-popular Elinor Evans will be giving a course just for children.

    • For children aged 13 and under
    • Mixed abilities
    • Three-day Course (9th, 10th, 11th April 2022)
    • Session time: 9am – 10.30am
    • Price: £45.00
    • In Person at George Watson’s College

    Heather Yule – The Stories, Legends and Tunes of the Ancient Harpers

    • 3 x Online Sessions
    • Sat 9th-Mon 11th April
    • 13:30-14:30
    • Via Zoom
    • Price: £45.00

    Cheyenne Brown – Fun and Friendly Scottish Music

    • 3 x Online Sessions
    • Sat 9th-Mon 11th April
    • 13:00-14:30
    • Via Zoom
    • Price: £45.00

    EIHF Artist / Tutor announcements

    This year’s festival will be hybrid with separate in-person and online zoom courses, in-person/filmed workshops and in-person/filmed concerts.

     We’ll be updating this post daily from Monday the 31st January with who you can expect to see performing and tutoring at the festival!

    KEY DATES:

    • Monday 31st Jan: We begin our daily announcements letting you know the fantastic artists and tutors who will be appearing at this years festival – check back here to see who the latest is!
    • Thursday 10th February: Our box office will open for all in-person and on demand EIHF ’22 events.
    • Friday 8th- 11th April: The 41st Edinburgh International Harp Festival.Iin-person at George Watson’s College, Edinburgh and online to the world. 

    OUR LIST SO FAR….

    SAVOURNA STEVENSON & STEVE KETTLEY (Scotland) – Performing as a duo on harp and sax.

    TRISTAN LE GOVIC (Brittany) – Breton harp

    CORRINA HEWAT’S “THE SONG of the OAK and the IVY” – another chance to hear the EIHF (2010) 80th/30th Festival commission), composed by Corrina Hewat and performed live by Corrina, Bill Taylor, Heather Downie, Tristan le Govic, Mary Macmaster and Wendy Stewart.

    WENDY STEWART (Scotland) – Solo harp/voice

    CALUM & MÀIRI MACLEOD (Scotland) – Brother & sister duo

    MAEVE GILCHRIST (Scotland/USA) – with a *NEW* commission celebrating the 40/90 joint anniversary of The Clarsach Society and the EIHF

    GABRIELLA DALL’OLIO (Italy/England) – Pedal harp

    FRAYA THOMSEN (Scotland) – Winner of the 2021 Princess Margaret of the Isles Prize for Senior Clarsach

    TRANSATLANTIC HOT CLUB (Wales/US) – Jazz trio with Ben Creighton Griffiths on Harp, Adrien Chevalier on Violin and Ashley John Long on Bass.

    A NEW GENERATION: ROMY WYMER (Netherlands), PHOENIX ZHANG (Scotland), STEPHANIE HUMPHREYS (Scotland)

    CORMAC DE BARRA (Ireland) – Irish Harp

    SIOBHÀN ARMSTRONG (Ireland) with the Donegal singer DOIMNIC MAC GIOLLA BRÍDE

    Our EIHF 2022 tutors are:

    • Adrien Chevallier
    • Ben Creighton Griffiths
    • Bill Taylor
    • Cheyenne Brown
    • Cormac de Barra
    • Corrina Hewat
    • Doimnic Mac Giolla Bride
    • Elinor Evans
    • Fraya Thomsen
    • Gabriella Dall’Olio
    • Gillian Fleetwood
    • Heather Downie
    • Heather Yule
    • Isobel Mieras
    • Neil Wood
    • Rachel Hair
    • Savourna Stevenson
    • Siobhan Armstrong
    • Tristan Le Govic
    • Wendy Stewart