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Concert Pass

Access to all concerts at EIHF 2024 *

Concert Pass

* Does not include the Ceilidh

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CONCERT PASS

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

Access to all concerts* at EIHF 2024 Experience an ear-tingling array of top-class harp music for one, simple price. Full price - £115Concession - £100Under 18s - £60 Line-up to include: Sixto Corbalán & Pedro Martínez / Eleanor Dunsdon & Gregor Black / Elinor Evans / The Festival Orchestra / Alice Guse / Ingrid Henderson …

£115

COURSE (T01): TONI RUSSELL – Child Beginners

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 9.00am-10am TUTOR: Toni Russell LEVEL: Beginner (see brochure p23 for explanation) Learn to play the Clarsach in a fun and relaxed way. The course will teach basic technique at the same time as learning tunes you will recognise, working around the coloured strings. You will …

£40

COURSE (T21): MALACHY ARNOLD – Harmonising Traditions: Regional Irish Tunes for Harp INTERMEDIATE

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 9am-10.30am TUTOR: Malachy Arnold LEVEL: Intermediate (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music     Immerse yourself in the art of adapting regional Irish tunes not typically associated with the harp. This course invites you …

£65

COURSE (T08): SIXTO CORBALAN – Basic Techniques of the Paraguayan harp ELEMENTARY

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 9.00am-10.30am TUTOR: Sixto Corbalan LEVEL: Elementary (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music This course is for players of all types of harps and will focus on the traditional techniques for approaching the music of …

£65

COURSE (T35): DIEGO LAVERDE ROJAS – Joropo Grooves MIXED ABILITIES

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 9am - 10.30am  TUTOR: Diego Laverde Rojas LEVEL: Mixed Abilities (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music. In this course, we will learn rhythmic structures and harmonic progressions of rhythms from the Colombian-Venezuelan plains, like …

£65

COURSE (T38): PEDRO MARTINEZ – Brazilian Music Lab for Guitar MIXED ABILITIES

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 9am-10.30am TUTOR: Pedro Martinez LEVEL: Mixed Abilities (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music For less experienced guitar players. This musical laboratory aims to explore the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic language of three Brazilian genres: …

£65

COURSE (T26): ELINOR EVANS – Scottish Airs for the Clarsach INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 9am - 10.30am TUTOR: Elinor Evans LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music Do you love a slow air? During this course, Elinor will be teaching her arrangements of beautiful airs from Scotland. However long …

£65

COURSE (T03): ELEANOR HETHERINGTON-Post Beginners

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 9.00am-10.30am  TUTOR: Eleanor Hetherington LEVEL: Post beginners (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music For those who have taken a beginners harp course in the past or who have no teacher and now wish to …

£65

COURSE (T04): BILL TAYLOR – Wire Strung Clarsach POST BEGINNERS/ELEMENTARY

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 9.00am-10.30am TUTOR: Bill Taylor LEVEL: Post-beginner /Elementary (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD - M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music New players of the wire-strung Highland clarsach are very welcome to join this course. Using both historical and traditional pieces, …

£65

COURSE (T29): ANNE-MARIE O’FARRELL – Boundaries, What Boundaries? INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 9am - 10.30am TUTOR: Anne-Marie O'Farrell LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music An exciting journey of music through the ages from early baroque to recently written music, visiting lots of places in …

£65

COURSE (T12): INGRID HENDERSON – Highland Song and Dance Melodies ELEMENTARY/INTERMEDIATE

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 9.00am-10.30am TUTOR: Ingrid Henderson LEVEL: Elementary/Intermediate (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music Learn a variety of arrangements of Highland melodies from haunting Gaelic airs to waltzes and pipe marches. Figure out some tricks of …

£65

COURSE (T10): CATRIONA MCKAY – Catriona’s Top Tunes ELEMENTARY/INTERMEDIATE

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 9.00am-10.30am TUTOR: Catriona McKay LEVEL: Elementary/Intermediate (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E: Teaching will be by ear. Join Catriona for a few days of exploring some music she finds endlessly fascinating! She will take you on a journey of how she unearths the …

£65

COURSE (T15): ADRIANO SANGINETO – Getting in the Groove ELEMENTARY/INTERMEDIATE

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 9.00am-10.30am TUTOR: Adriano Sangineto LEVEL: Elementary/Intermediate (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music Do you yearn to play Dance Music on the harp? In this course, Adriano explores the rhythmic possibilities of the harp, developing …

£65

COURSE (T20): JAMES RUFF – Exploring Historical Sources: Early Gaelic Harp Repertoire for All Harps INTERMEDIATE

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 9am - 10.30am TUTOR: James Ruff LEVEL: Intermediate (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music     To play the Early Gaelic Harp means to become a sleuth in search of early repertoire – a …

£65

WORKSHOP (W03): KATHY STEWART KENNEDY JoyUs Harmony Singing

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

Come and experience the joy of singing and harmonising together in a safe and relaxed setting. No experience necessary, just bring your natural voice and an open heart!

£11

WORKSHOP (W01): RACHEL HAIR & NEIL WOOD Session for Starters

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

Ever fancied joining in a traditional music session with your harp? Don’t know where to begin? Join Rachel and Neil for this relaxed, hands-on group workshop exploring session repertoire, accompaniment …

£11

WORKSHOP (W02): RHONA SMITH Exploring Digital Harp

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

Rhona is a skilled and innovative musician working with Drake Music Scotland.Inspired by performers such as Catriona McKay, she found her particular love was the sound of the harp. With …

£11

COURSE (T05): HEATHER YULE – Fun for Primary School Age Children ELEMENTARY

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 1pm - 2.30pm TUTOR: Heather Yule LEVEL: Elementary(see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music Heather will choose some lovely tunes, mostly from Scotland, and help you get them under your fingers and draw out their …

£65

WEEKEND COURSE (T41): HEATHER DOWNIE – Harmony in the Highlands: Exploring the Rich Traditions of Scottish Music INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

2 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun /  1pm-2.30pm & 4.30pm-6pm TUTOR: Heather Downie LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music This course is delivered over four sessions Saturday • 1.00pm & 4.30pm & Sunday • 1.00pm & 4.30pm Explore the depths of Scotland's …

£65

COURSE (T25): CATRIONA MCKAY – Catriona’s Top Tunes INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 1pm - 2.30pm TUTOR: Catriona McKay LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music     Join Catriona for a few days of exploring some music she finds endlessly fascinating! She will take you …

£65

COURSE (T30): SIXTO CORBALAN – The Latin American Harp – Rhythmic and Melodic Possibilities INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 1pm - 2.30pm TUTOR: Sixto Corbalan LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music This course is suitable both for players of Latin American harps and lever harp players who already have some experience …

£65

WEEKEND COURSE (T40): WENDY STEWART – Scottish Tunes ELEMENTARY/INTERMEDIATE

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

2 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun   1pm-2.30pm & 4.30pm -6pm TUTOR: Wendy Stewart LEVEL: Elementary/Intermediate (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music Simple but effective arrangements of beautiful yet easy Scottish tunes. Wendy will build up the musical elements and layers so everyone can find …

£65

COURSE (T28): ADRIANO SANGINETO – Getting in the Groove INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 1pm - 2.30pm TUTOR: Adriano Sangineto LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music Do you want to further develop your skills in playing dance music? In this course, Adriano explores the rhythmic possibilities …

£65

COURSE (T31): RACHEL HAIR – Yes! Harps Can Session! INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 1pm - 2.30pm TUTOR: Rachel Hair LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD M+E: Written music provided from the start but teaching will be sympathetic to all level of reading/assimilating music. The session can be a scary prospect at times for harp players, …

£65

COURSE (T39): PEDRO MARTINEZ – South American Music for Guitar MIXED ABILITIES

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 1pm-2.30pm TUTOR: Pedro Martinez LEVEL: Mixed Abilities (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music For guitar players of all levels except beginners. Latin America has a vast culture of traditional music, and South America is …

£65

COURSE (T27): INGRID HENDERSON – How to Accompany Other Instruments and the Voice INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 1pm - 2.30pm TUTOR: Ingrid Henderson LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music Develop skills in creating beautiful and fitting arrangements to accompany a range of traditional Scottish music. We will discover how …

£65

COURSE (T32): ISOBEL MIERAS – The Festival Orchestra MIXED ABILITIES

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 1PM - 2.30PM  TUTOR: Isobel Mieras LEVEL: Mixed Abilities (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD M+E: Written music will be provided from the start but teaching will be sympathetic to all levels of reading/assimilating music. Your chance to practise, rehearse and perform in the …

£65

COURSE (T37): CHARLOTTE PETERSEN – Duets – Two’s Company MIXED ABILITIES

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 1pm-2.30pm TUTOR: Charlotte Petersen LEVEL: Mixed Abilities (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music Famed for her beautiful, effective arrangements and sympathetic teaching, Charlotte will lead you through duet arrangements of varying styles of tunes, …

£65

COURSE (T23): SUNITA STANESLOW -The Passion of Jewish & Arabic Music INTERMEDIATE

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 1pm - 2.30pm TUTOR: Sunita Staneslow LEVEL: Intermediate (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music Discover the passion and power of both Jewish and Arabic music. We will learn several Jewish melodies based on verses …

£65

COURSE (T02): FIONA RUTHERFORD – Adult Beginners

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 1pm - 2.30pm TUTOR: Fiona Rutherford LEVEL: Beginner (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music A chance to try this beautiful and versatile instrument for yourself. We will explore good technique habits through simple exercises …

£65

COURSE (T16): ANNE-MARIE O’FARRELL – Music of the Irish Harping Tradition ELEMENTARY/INTERMEDIATE

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 1pm - 2.30pm TUTOR: Anne-Marie O'Farrell LEVEL: Elementary/Intermediate (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music Come and explore music from the Irish harping tradition, featuring music by O’Carolan and from the Bunting Collection. We’ll learn …

£65

COURSE (T24): DIEGO LAVERDE ROJAS – Cumbia Joropo Grooves INTERMEDIATE

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 1pm - 2.30pm TUTOR: Diego Laverde Rojas LEVEL: Intermediate (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music   In this course, we embark on a rhythmic adventure through the Colombian-Venezuelan plains with Joropo, featuring one of …

£65

COURSE (T17): ELEANOR HETHERINGTON – Classical for Clarsach ELEMENTARY/INTERMEDIATE

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 1pm - 2.30pm TUTOR: Eleanor Hetherington LEVEL: Elementary/Intermediate (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music Become an even more versatile harp player. Explore some new and some, perhaps familiar, much loved classical tunes to add …

£65

AFTERNOON CONCERT (C02): SUE ROTHSTEIN / ALICE GUSE

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

SUE ROTHSTEIN Inspired by her love of birds, Sue will perform several of her own bird-themed compositions accessible to students of varying experience as well as arrangements of some well-known favourite pieces and at least one harp classic. ALICE GUSE Alice will share a taste of her love for traditional and contemporary music with us …

£15

COME AND TRY (T45) SCOTTISH GAELIC – MAIRI MACLEOD

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

  Saturday 4.30pm-5.30pm TUTOR Mairi Macleod Learn basic vocabulary and simple phrases to use around EIHF and in different scenarios, switching vocabulary within sentences.

£8

COURSE (T09): SUNITA STANESLOW – Creating a Soundscape of Therapeutic Music ELEMENTARY/INTERMEDIATE

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 4.30pm - 6pm TUTOR: Sunita Staneslow LEVEL: Elementary/Intermediate (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E Teaching will be by ear The skills used to create therapeutic music also help us create beautiful phrases. Learn to play simple patterns and melodies that fit comfortably in …

£65

COURSE (T34): JAMES RUFF – Singing Historic Songs at the Harp – First Steps in Self-Accompanying along Historical Lines MIXED ABILITIES

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 4.30pm-6pm  TUTOR: James Ruff LEVEL: Mixed Abilities (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will initially be by ear with written music given out  during the session. The harp has long been tied to poetry and singing, though learning the song and then …

£65

COURSE (T33): SUE ROTHSTEIN – Pedal Harp Course MIXED ABILITIES

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 4.30pm-6pm  TUTOR: Sue Rothstein LEVEL: Mixed Abilities (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD M+E: Written music will be provided from the start but teaching will be sympathetic to all levels of reading/assimilating music. Four solo pieces and one duet covering different genres will be …

£65

COURSE (T14): FIONA RUTHERFORD – Creative Patterning ELEMENTARY/INTERMEDIATE

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 4.30pm - 6pm TUTOR: Fiona Rutherford LEVEL: Elementary/Intermediate (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music In this fun and exploratory course we will look at various melodic and rhythmic patterns that flow well on the …

£65

COURSE (T13): AILIE ROBERTSON – Tame your Technique ELEMENTARY/INTERMEDIATE

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 4.30pm - 6pm TUTOR: Ailie Robertson LEVEL: Elementary/Intermediate (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD M+E: Written music will be provided from the start but teaching will be sympathetic to all levels of reading/assimilating music. Have you been playing for a little while now but …

£65

COURSE (T07): CHARLOTTE PETERSEN – Scottish Tunes ELEMENTARY

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

4 DAY COURSE: Sat / Sun / Mon / Tue 4,30pm -6pm TUTOR: Charlotte Petersen LEVEL: Elementary (see brochure p23 for explanation) TEACHING METHOD E+M: Teaching will be initially by ear with written music Charlotte will share some of her beautiful, accessible and effective arrangements of Scottish and Gaelic tunes. She will show how to …

£65

EVENING CONCERT (C03): DIEGO LAVERDE ROJAS & FRIENDS / SIXTO CORBALÁN & PEDRO MARTÍNEZ

George Watson's College 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh

DIEGO LAVERDE ROJAS & FRIENDS Voices from the Savannah, Joropo and Harp A captivating musical journey through the Colombian and Venezuelan plains with four musicians from Colombia. SIXTO CORBALÁN & PEDRO MARTÍNEZ Contemporary Paraguay Sixto Corbalán on Paraguayan harp and Pedro Martínez on guitar, two of the most innovative performers of contemporary Paraguayan music, share …

£18