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Condolences

Condolences

The Clarsach Society and EIHF were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of our friend and Gaelic Adviser, John Macleod.

Artist Announcement!

Artist Announcement!

Please welcome Scottish harp player Ailie Robertson and Cape Breton fiddle player Mairi Rankin, otherwise known as Rankin Robertson.

Artist Announcement!

Artist Announcement!

We are delighted to announce that coming to the Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2018 is the multi-award winning Scottish harp player and singer Rachel Newton! Rachel has appeared a few times at our festival, but this is the first time she’ll be appearing with...
Your Chance to Perform!

Your Chance to Perform!

We are giving you TWO chances to join in and perform at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival in 2018! In the spirit of friendship and fun, the “From Scratch” concert is a chance for everyone to join together (whatever your age and level) and play in a HUGE harp...
Artist Announcement!

Artist Announcement!

We’re proud to provide a platform for up and coming musicians and in 2018 we excited to welcome two groups to share the stage… Scottish duo Peach/Skeoch features accordion player Joseph Peach and harp player Becca Skeoch. They’ll be performing alongside the Moscow...
Artist Announcement!

Artist Announcement!

He’s coming back! Festival favourite, the Jazz harp player Park Stickney (Park Stickney’s Harplab) is returning to perform at the EIHF 2018! This time around it’s strictly Stickney as he performs as a soloist on pedal harp. You know you’ll want to be there! He...
Artist Announcement!

Artist Announcement!

In recent years we have welcomed several Breton harp players to perform and teach at the EIHF, and we are very excited that Nikolaz Cadoret is able to attend our 2018 festival! Nikolaz, from Brittany, France, draws on deep Celtic roots and has also been inspired by...
Artist Announcement!

Artist Announcement!

A phenomenal collaboration! USA based, Scottish harp player Maeve Gilchrist is returning home to the Edinburgh International Harp Festival, to collaborate with the wonderful Mr McFall’s Chamber. This is a concert you will NOT want to miss! Maeve will also be...
Artist Announcement

Artist Announcement

Paraguayan harp player Ismael Ledesma will not only wow you with his harp playing, but with his skills as a fantastic all-round entertainer! Ismael will be joining us for our festival in 2018! Ismael will be performing, and teaching both courses and workshops. Be sure...
Artist Announcement!

Artist Announcement!

We are thrilled that the Italian harpist Gabriella Dall’Olio will be joining us at The Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2018. Gabriella is a world renowned performer teacher and you will be pleased to hear that as well as performing she will be teaching two...
Artist Announcement!

Artist Announcement!

Celtic Cousins! At the 2018 EIHF we will be celebrating the music from two of the lesser known Celtic nations – Cornwall and the Isle of Man. From Cornwall we will be welcoming harp player Sarah Deere-Jones, who will be performing with Phil Williams on guitar. From...
Artist Announcement!

Artist Announcement!

Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2018 will be held over the Easter weekend. To reflect this we have programmed a special concert celebrating Easter and Springtime, featuring Scotland’s only professional Medieval music group, Canty. They will perform with...
Artist Announcement!

Artist Announcement!

Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2018 welcomes the return of Scottish harp player Catriona McKay and fiddler Chris Stout. Catriona Mckay & Chris Stout have just released a new album “Bare Knuckle” which has been heralded as a “Landmark...
Festival Updates

Festival Updates

Check back regularly for artist announcements and updates on The Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2018 as we approach our launch date: January 15th 2018  ...
Festival 2018 Dates

Festival 2018 Dates

We are happy to announce that the dates for The 37th Edinburgh International Harp Festival will be Friday 30th March – Wednesday 4th April 2018, in Merchiston Castle School. Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, these are different to the provisional dates...