Welcome to the Festival of 2016, the year which marks The Clarsach Society’s 85th and the EIHF’s 35th anniversary. The concert on Monday afternoon will celebrate these milestones.

Inspirational players (old friends and new) from home and abroad will gather at Merchiston to present 39 courses, 19 workshops and 9 concerts, which have wide ranging content and style. This year’s featured Celtic Nation is Wales. Enjoy Extrava-Cambria which will showcase some of their finest players, including Elinor Bennett our distinguished guest. Think waulking songs and tweed. Tap into Italian, Irish and Turkish delights!

A record footfall is expected at our ever popular Harpmakers’ Exhibition. There’s also the Festival Hub with The Clarsach Society Information Stand and Festival merchandise. Relax at the end of the day in the Festival Bar with impromptu singing and playing.

We appreciate the ongoing generosity of our sponsors and thank them all for their support. Pilgrim Harps have been named Festival Founders in recognition of their pivotal role in establishing this Festival.

Here’s to a harptastic event!

Mary Scott

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Festival Co-ordinator

Hon. Secretary of The Clarsach Society