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  • Maggie MacInnes – Flora MacNeil’s legacy of song

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Maggie’s mother, Flora MacNeil, from the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, came from a family with a rich Gaelic singing tradition. Having learned many of these songs which she accompanies with clarsach, Maggie will share and discuss her mother’s legacy, carrying it into the future.

    Ailie Robertson – The Extended Harp

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Enter the world of electronics! Expand your harp sound world with pedals and plugins. Ailie will talk about the various possibilities for amplifying your instrument (acoustic harp and electric harp), and then demonstrate the sonic options open to you! We will talk about the pros and cons of using pedals vs laptops, and look at …

    Hermanos Corbalán – The Essence of the Paraguayan Harp

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    In this workshop, Sixto and Juanjo will focus on the traditional music of Paraguay, full of contrasts and rich tone and introducing authentic sounds. We will discover how these can be developed and applied to composition and improvisation as a rhythmic and melodic resource, applied to all types of harp.


    Ingrid Henderson – Gaelic and Highland melodies

    11th April 2021 - Sunday

    Come and learn West Highland repertoire influenced by Gaelic song, bagpipes, fiddle and dance. We will look at arrangement ideas, grace notes and techniques to complement these wonderful melodies.

    Eira Lynn Jones – Masterclass

    12th April 2021 - Monday

    Eira is head of harp at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. She will work with selected students on pedal harp and clarsach pieces. This is a wonderful chance to hear the performers of the future, and to observe the teaching methods of one of the UK’s most experienced teachers. Eira will give …