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  • All Concert Pass

    09th April 2021 - Friday

    Experience an ear-tingling array of top-class harp music for just £15. Line-up to include: Adriano Sangineto / Ailie Robertson / Corrina Hewat / Eira Lynn Jones and Anne Denholm / Esther Swift / Hermanos Corbalán / Ingrid Henderson and Iain Macfarlane / Laoise Kelly / Llio Rhydderch / Maeve Gilchrist / Maggie MacInnes / Park …

    £15.00

    Ailie Robertson : Iain MacFarlane & Ingrid Henderson : Maggie MacInnes : Sìleas

    09th April 2021 - Friday

    Ailie Robertson                   Ailie will present a programme drawn from her repertoire of favourite tunes from the Scottish and Irish traditions.  She is also a prolific composer of highly original material, displaying “otherwise unimagined possibilities for the Celtic Harp“. Iain MacFarlane & Ingrid Henderson Together these musical stalwarts create a stunning sound, reflective of the beautiful, …

    Ailie Robertson – Tunes in Unusual Time Signatures

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Don't miss Ailie's Saturday workshop! Put on your dancing shoes: We’re about to explore the world of odd time signatures! Expand your repertoire and your sense of rhythm with this course that will look at folk tunes in unusual rhythms, from Scotland to Eastern Europe, and see how they can help us improve our understanding …

    Bill Taylor – Music from the Rowallan Lute Book for Wire-strung Clarsach

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    To a certain extent, players of harps and lutes shared a common repertoire across Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, and this was certainly the case in Scotland. The Rowallan Lute Book is the oldest source of Scottish lute music, dating c. 1612-18, and contains delightful Continental and Scottish tunes. We will explore playing …

    £56.00

    Charlotte Petersen – Scottish and Gaelic Tunes

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    A chance to delve into the wonderful repertoire of Scottish and Gaelic melodies. Beautiful Gaelic airs, wonderful waltzes and lively dance tunes arranged with accompaniment to complement and support the melody. Join us for a joyful exploration of some of the loveliest Scottish and Gaelic tunes, both old and new. Three sessions: Saturday 10th April, …

    Corrina Hewat – Exercises can be Fun!

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Corrina will be working through some of the exercises she uses on a daily basis for herself and with her students to support the learning of Scottish music. Can exercises really be fun? She will help you develop the exercises to match your level of ability, incorporate ornamentation within them, make them more of a …

    £56.00

    Fiona Rutherford – Scottish Music

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    For those with a little playing experience who would like to build confidence whilst learning some varied Scottish repertoire. At a relaxed pace, we will enjoy exploring tunes from beautiful slow airs to lively jigs and reels. There will be time to discuss tune types and good technique/fingering. Three sessions: Saturday 10th April, 10:00-11:15Sunday 11th …

    £42.00

    Gwenan Gibbard – Welsh Music

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    A chance to learn some arrangements of Welsh traditional tunes. We will learn a slower tune as well as a couple of livelier dance tunes - and the accompaniment can be tailored to your level. Three sessions: Saturday 10th April, 10:00-11:15Sunday 11th April, 10:00-11:15Monday 12th April, 10:00-11:15

    £42.00

    Jessica Burton – Lever Harp for Primary Children

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    This class is for young players with just a little experience of playing. Come along to explore some of the different rhythms, styles and sounds that you can make on your harp. We will work on simple tunes from a variety of sources and add in some creative arrangements to help the music come alive. …

    £42.00

    Laoise Kelly – Traditional Irish Music

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Traditional Irish tunes taught in a traditional manner. The great wealth of Irish music is an oral tradition, so although written music is supplied in advance, it would be worthwhile to use this opportunity to learn in the oral manner from one of Ireland’s best. Three sessions: Saturday 10th April, 10:00-11:15Sunday 11th April, 10:00-11:15Monday 12th …

    £42.00

    Park Stickney – Jazz Harp: Fun for All (without any Existential Crises)

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    In this virtual, yet hands-on, up-close class, we’ll use a harpful of jazz standards as a means to explore jazz techniques and theory (writ large), and (let’s just say it), some generally interesting musical ideas. Here’s a non-comprehensive list: improvisation, comping, lever/pedal slides, harmonic risk-taking (and risk-management), rhythmic epistemology (don’t panic!), and, judging from this …

    Wendy Stewart – Notes for Spring

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Especially for our online class, Wendy has arranged a set of two Scottish tunes per day that, taken carefully but steadily, will flow together under the fingers. Join her on this mini musical odyssey from reflective to lively, from minor to major and from dark to light. Four sessions: Saturday 10th April, 10:00-11:15Saturday 10th April, …

    Esther Swift – Improvising and Composing

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    N.B. This course is now sold out. Having had the chance to hone this course online, Esther has found that improvising can be even more liberating in the comfort of your own home. Following a series of riffs and simple tunes, we will be creative together. We will learn simple rhythmic and melodic tricks to …

    £42.00

    Cheyenne Brown – Funky Scottish Music

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    We will be learning a combination of modern and traditional Scottish tunes with catchy melodies and funky and fun arrangements. The tunes will be specially chosen to fit well under your fingers, with memorable phrases and accessible fingering. We will do lots of repetitions of each phrase and concentrate on finger patterns and placing to …

    £42.00

    Eira Lynn Jones – Pedal Progress

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    This course is now sold out; but check out Eira's Masterclass, as well as her concert with Anne Denholm. Do you want to develop your pedal harp progress? Then this course will be your whistle-stop tour of all things pedal. On the itinerary: new exercises for fingers and feet; an exploration of extended techniques via …

    £42.00

    Rachel Hair – Simply Scottish Harp

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Scottish music has simply spectacular sound – sprightly strathspeys and roaring reels to joyful jigs and wistful waltzes, these fantastic types of tunes all contribute to it’s culture dearly loved throughout the world. We’ll learn selection of them, both old and new, working first on the melody and then progressing to left hand accompaniments, all …

    Anne Marie O’Farrell – Love those Levers!

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Expand your lever harp repertoire with some beautiful pieces by J.S.Bach, John Dowland, Henry Purcell and more. We’ll also use Irish tunes that have some great lever flipping too! This course is particularly suitable for you if you like to read music. If you enjoy the challenge of pieces which change key and have plenty …

    £42.00

    Eleanor Hetherington – Tuneful Technique

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Expand your harp repertoire whilst focusing on some fundamentals of harp technique in a supportive and friendly online environment. Learn new and perhaps familiar tunes with time given to helping improve hand position, finger placement and sound production. There will also be the opportunity to troubleshoot any specific issues such as brushed chords, finding harmonics …

    £42.00

    Patsy Seddon – Exploring Modes through Scottish Tunes

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    This is a course for those who tried to untangle modes but just got tied up in knots! We will learn some Scottish traditional tunes and uncover the modes in them and also look at the harmonic possibilities. Three sessions: Saturday 10th April, 10:00-11:15Sunday 11th April, 10:00-11:15Monday 12th April, 10:00-11:15

    £42.00

    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 …

    A New Generation 1

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Supported by the Royal Celtic Society Brigitte and Clara Harrigan LeesGrace Stewart-SkinnerLucie HendryLuke WebbSophie Chapman Enjoy a joyful lunchtime interlude, with a chance to hear the potential of the clarsach at every level - and catch a glimpse into its exciting future!  One of the principal aims of EIHF and The Clarsach Society is to …

    Free

    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.

    £10.00

    Elinor Evans – Borrowing Tunes!

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    As musicians we take inspiration from a variety of resources. This is especially true for the clarsach as most of the old repertoire was lost. Nevertheless, we can recreate “original” music for the harp by borrowing tunes from other traditional instruments such as fiddle or pipes. On this course, Elinor will teach her own arrangements …

    £42.00

    Esther Swift – Improvising and Composing

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Having had the chance to hone this course online, Esther has found that improvising can be even more liberating in the comfort of your own home. Following a series of riffs and simple tunes, we will be creative together. We will learn simple rhythmic and melodic tricks to help you feel confident and grounded in …

    £42.00

    Heather Yule – Exploring ideas for accompanying the spoken word

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Instrumental music, art and dance are all art forms that tell stories without words. Accompanying words - be it a song, a poem or a story - is just an extension of the many ways we strive to convey emotion and a sense of narrative when we play our harps. We will delve into interesting …

    £42.00

    Isobel Mieras – Post Beginners

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    This course is for those who have had a few lessons, who may be self-taught or who just want to go back to basics. Through simple tunes and a few exercises gently taught we will establish good basic technique to improve tone, while taking care of your hands. We will look at useful time-saving practice …

    £42.00

    Maeve Gilchrist – Advanced Technique

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    This workshop is for those who have the fundamentals down but are looking to go deeper into finger dexterity, sound-control and looking to find more ease with the instrument. We will tackle finger-strengthening exercises, jumps, slides and speed-playing techniques across both hands with a focus on breath, weight-distribution and lightness. Think of this as a …

    Patsy Seddon – Exploring Modes through Scottish Tunes

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    This is a course for those who tried to untangle modes but just got tied up in knots! We will learn some Scottish traditional tunes and uncover the modes in them and also look at the harmonic possibilities. Three sessions: Saturday 10th April, 16:00-17:15Sunday 11th April, 16:00-17:15Monday 12th April, 16:00-17:15

    £42.00

    Tom Daun – Rural Dance Music in Baroque times

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Only a few years ago a German music scholar discovered fascinating music manuscripts containing dance tunes of the late 18th century. Johann Dahlhoff was a village musician in Westphalia who wrote down hundreds of popular tunes of his time. The repertoire ranges from elegant Baroque Bourrées to stomping rural dances. Many of the melodies are …

    Ailie Robertson – Tunes in Unusual Time Signatures

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Don't miss Ailie's Saturday workshop! Put on your dancing shoes: We’re about to explore the world of odd time signatures! Expand your repertoire and your sense of rhythm with this course that will look at folk tunes in unusual rhythms, from Scotland to Eastern Europe, and see how they can help us improve our understanding …

    Charlotte Petersen – Scottish and Gaelic Tunes

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    A chance to delve into the wonderful repertoire of Scottish and Gaelic melodies. Beautiful Gaelic airs, wonderful waltzes and lively dance tunes arranged with accompaniment to complement and support the melody. Join us for a joyful exploration of some of the loveliest Scottish and Gaelic tunes, both old and new. Three sessions: Saturday 10th April, …

    £42.00

    Laoise Kelly – Traditional Irish Music

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Traditional Irish tunes taught in a traditional manner. The great wealth of Irish music is an oral tradition, so although written music is supplied in advance, it would be worthwhile to use this opportunity to learn in the oral manner from one of Ireland’s best. Three sessions: Saturday 10th April, 16:00-17:15Sunday 11th April, 16:00-17:15Monday 12th …

    £42.00

    Anne Marie O’Farrell – Love those Levers!

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Expand your lever harp repertoire with some beautiful pieces by J.S.Bach, John Dowland, Henry Purcell and more. We’ll also use Irish tunes that have some great lever flipping too! This course is particularly suitable for you if you like to read music. If you enjoy the challenge of pieces which change key and have plenty …

    Eleanor Hetherington – Tuneful Technique

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Expand your harp repertoire whilst focusing on some fundamentals of harp technique in a supportive and friendly online environment. Learn new and perhaps familiar tunes with time given to helping improve hand position, finger placement and sound production. There will also be the opportunity to troubleshoot any specific issues such as brushed chords, finding harmonics …

    £42.00

    Eira Lynn Jones – Pedal Progress

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    This course is now sold out; but check out Eira's Masterclass, as well as her concert with Anne Denholm. Do you want to develop your pedal harp progress? Then this course will be your whistle-stop tour of all things pedal. On the itinerary: new exercises for fingers and feet; an exploration of extended techniques via …

    £42.00

    Rachel Hair – Simply Scottish Harp

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    This course is now sold out, but there's still space on Rachel's morning course (10:00-11:15) Scottish music has simply spectacular sound – sprightly strathspeys and roaring reels to joyful jigs and wistful waltzes, these fantastic types of tunes all contribute to it’s culture dearly loved throughout the world. We’ll learn selection of them, both old …

    Cheyenne Brown – Funky Scottish Music

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    We will be learning a combination of modern and traditional Scottish tunes with catchy melodies and funky and fun arrangements. The tunes will be specially chosen to fit well under your fingers, with memorable phrases and accessible fingering. We will do lots of repetitions of each phrase and concentrate on finger patterns and placing to …

    £42.00

    Gwenan Gibbard – Welsh Music

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    A chance to learn some arrangements of Welsh traditional tunes. We will learn a slower tune as well as a couple of livelier dance tunes - and the accompaniment can be tailored to your level. Three sessions: Saturday 10th April, 16:00-17:15Sunday 11th April, 16:00-17:15Monday 12th April, 16:00-17:15

    £42.00

    Fiona Rutherford – Scottish Music

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    For those with a little playing experience who would like to build confidence whilst learning some varied Scottish repertoire. At a relaxed pace, we will enjoy exploring tunes from beautiful slow airs to lively jigs and reels. There will be time to discuss tune types and good technique/fingering. Three sessions: Saturday 10th April, 16:00-17:15Sunday 11th …

    £42.00

    Corrina Hewat & Dave Milligan : Yiota Myserli : Young Chinese Musicians : Maeve Gilchrist : Tarab Trio

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Corrina Hewat and Dave Milligan Corrina Hewat & Dave Milligan have been creating music together since the early 1990s, when they formed the band Bachué. Always with the duo of harp and piano at the heart of their music, the band evolved over the following years, releasing three critically acclaimed albums: Bachué Café (1996); A …

    £4 – £12

    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.

    A New Generation 2

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Supported by the Glasgow Branch of The Clarsach Society Arabella AyenBreagha CharltonKatie HeronLucy GilmoreNeil WoodPhoenix Zhang Enjoy a joyful lunchtime interlude, with a chance to hear the potential of the clarsach at every level - and catch a glimpse into its exciting future!  One of the principal aims of EIHF and The Clarsach Society is …

    Free

    Anne Denholm & Eira Lynn Jones

    11th April 2021 - Sunday

    Join Anne Denholm and Eira Lynn Jones for an atmospheric recital of contemporary works, in which each piece creates a vivid and colourful sound world to transport your imagination and emotions: from a deep-sea lagoon to a quirky, relentless procession and dance. This recital will feature both solo and duet works, including uniting the sounds …

    £2 – £10

    Dråm : Esther Swift : Park Stickney : Hermanos Corbalán

    11th April 2021 - Sunday

    Dråm The Swedish musicians Erik Ask-Upmark and Anna Rynefors - known as "Dråm" perform their Nordic music in a captivating way with much charm and humour.  The quietness of Sweden’s deep forests and wide open spaces is reflected in the sonorous qualities of the harp, which goes back to Viking times, blending perfectly with the …

    £4 – £12

    A New Generation 3

    10th April 2021 - Saturday

    Supported by the Clan Donald Lands Trust at Armadale Castle Free to watch from the scheduled start time until Monday 26th April. Hannah ShearerIsabella SommervilleRebecca HillSorcha ThompsonStephanie Humphreys Enjoy a joyful lunchtime interlude, with a chance to hear the potential of the clarsach at every level - and catch a glimpse into its exciting future!  …

    Free

    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 …

    £10.00

    Laoise Kelly : Llio Rhydderch : Adriano Sangineto : Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy

    12th April 2021 - Monday

    Adriano Sangineto Italian musician Adriano presents Arpa Creativa, a show with a thousand aspects, where his harp becomes an extension of his lively and engaging character. His original compositions bring new and unexpected twists to the mainstream harp repertoire.  Hands and feet keep on moving under and over the stage as he draws on his …

    £4 – £12