Congratulations Isobel Mieras MBE!

Congratulations Isobel Mieras MBE!

We have some wonderful news to share with you this morning. Our own artistic director Isobel Mieras has been awarded an MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours… “Isobel Mieras. For services to Music in Scotland and to the Revival of the Clarsach”   Richly,...
VEIHF videos available until 1st September

VEIHF videos available until 1st September

We hope you’ve enjoyed the chance to re-watch again the VIRTUAL Edinburgh International Harp Festival concert and workshop videos over the last few months. We just wanted to let you know that we’ll be retiring the videos on the 1st of September… so...
An EIHF update…

An EIHF update…

Hello Fellow Harp Lovers, The EIHF team are now making plans for the 2021 Festival.  It will be a special event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Festival and the 90th anniversary of its parent body, The Clarsach Society. We have all...
Artists & Tutors at the VIRTUAL EIHF 2020

Artists & Tutors at the VIRTUAL EIHF 2020

THE NEWS YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR   Yes!! We can reveal to you our line-up of artists and teachers for the VIRTUAL Virtual Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2020!!   We may still add to this, but here’s who’ll you be able to enjoy video...
Announcing the VIRTUAL Edinburgh International Harp Festival

Announcing the VIRTUAL Edinburgh International Harp Festival

THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL HARP FESTIVAL IS GOING ONLINE!  Yes, we are thrilled to announce that we WILL have a harp festival from the 3rd-8th April – the VIRTUAL Edinburgh International Harp Festival! Whilst we cannot all be together this year in...
Iain Macleòid Young Composer Award 2019 winner

Iain Macleòid Young Composer Award 2019 winner

The Edinburgh International Harp Festival is proud to announce that the 2019 winner of the Iain Macleòid Young Composer Award is the harpist Ruth Lee. Ruth’s winning composition will be premiered at our festival at 7.30pm on Tuesday the 7th April, in a concert...
EIHF 2020 Programme

EIHF 2020 Programme

Our 2020 brochure, with complete details of the EIHF 2020 concerts, courses and workshop content will be available to view shortly. However, to help you plan your trip to the EIHF, we have published a list of our full 2020 line-up of concerts, courses and workshops,...
EIHF 2020 Artist Announcments!

EIHF 2020 Artist Announcments!

We’ve just begun near-daily announcements on our facebook page, letting you know who’ll be performing and teaching at the 2020 Edinburgh International Harp Festival.  To find out who’ll be coming to Edinburgh in April next year hear to our...
The Enchanted Harp

The Enchanted Harp

All children of school age currently playing harp are invited to join us in this special event where, in a story written by Heather Yule, we will meet the legendary Ghillie Dubh, and his magical music.  Simple melodies, patterns and maybe even a song or...
2019 Artwork

2019 Artwork

We are thrilled to present our 2019 festival artwork designed by the illustrator and designer Jenny Proudfoot. The harps and the flowers are a bit of a clue on who our festival artists are and where they come from … can you work any of them out?...
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...