Cromarty Harp Village

Harp Village | 19 – 21 September 2014 | £10 – £225

This year is a very special one for Cromarty Harp Village because they have commissioned a special suite of music -3 tunes written by Corrina Hewat, Mary Macmaster and Patsy Seddon all focused on Cromarty. This will form the basis of the tuition of this year’s workshop programme. They also have with them, the amazing harp player from Belfast, Una Monaghan who is one of the leading lights of contemporary Irish harp music. She will be teaching traditional and contemporary Irish tunes over the weekend and then demonstrating her work with motion sensors and the harp.

We have arranged a concert for the final afternoon which will feature Una’s demonstration and all the harpers and their students playing the Cromarty Suite to an invited audience.
The Harp Village weekend goes like this:
Friday Sept 19th
Arrive in Cromarty and check in at the Old Brewery for shared accommodation unless you specifically request a single room. Please let us know at time of booking.
All rooms are bright and airy and most sleep 2/3 people.
7.30pm  Harpers’ Concert in Stables – a chance to hear your tutors in performance and the specially commissioned piece of music you’ll be working on over the weekend.
SATURDAY
8.30am: Breakfast at the Brewery
10am – 11am: Practice time/free time
11-1pm: Workshops
1pm – 2pm: Lunch
2.30-4.30: Workshops
Saturday Evening
6pm: Dinner at Sutor Creek -the Harp Hub for all residential participants
8pm – 11pm: Harp and Song Session in Stables with your tutors and other local musicians
SUNDAY
8.30am:  Breakfast at the Brewery
10am – 12 noon: Workshops
12-1pm:  Lunch
1.15 – 3.15: Workshops
3.15-3.30: Afternoon tea at the Stables
3.45: Una Monaghan -Demonstration Workshop ‘Motion Sensor and the Harp’. Performance by all the harpers of the Cromarty Suite at the Stables
COSTS
Residential Weekend Ticket £225
This is a full weekend ticket for the Harp Village which includes B&B accommodation on Friday and Saturday, lunches on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Saturday night, a Friday night concert ticket for the participant and 4 workshops (2 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday) The Saturday Evening Session, While you are here have a look at playing deal or no deal games from UK through this deal or no deal game website, the final Harp Demonstration with Una Monaghan and the Sunday afternoon Concert featuring the Cromarty Suite.
Non Residential Weekend Ticket £165
All the above except B&B
Non Residential Weekend Ticket (without catering) £125
This is a weekend ticket for the Harp Village which includes a Friday night concert ticket for the participant and 4 workshops (2 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday) and the Saturday Evening Session, the final Harp Demonstration with Una Monaghan and the Sunday afternoon Concert featuring the Cromarty Suite.
Individual Bookings Friday Concert Tickets £10
Workshops cost £20 each
Ability Levels are a guide so please get in touch if you’re unsure which one you fit into.
Music will be taught by ear but dots will be provided
Workshops cater for all ability levels
ABSOLUTE BEGINNER
You have very little experience of playing harp at all. You have had relatively few lessons, you may require help with basic technique.
All Absolute Beginner workshops will be with Heather Yule in the East Hall.
Harps can be provided but let us know in advance if you need one.
All the other tutors will be teaching all the different ability levels over the weekend so you will have time with each of them.
RECENT BEGINNER
You have only just decided to learn the harp and have had some lessons and are working your way up to performing tunes.
ELEMENTARY
You can already perform simple tunes, require further help in consolidating basic technique and wish to work slowly and carefully.
INTERMEDIATE
You have been playing a few years, may need some pointers with technique, and wish to work at a moderate pace, slowing down if need be.
INT/ADVANCED
You already have good technique and can work at a moderate pace and wish to stretch and challenge yourself.
Una Monaghan will be teaching various aspects of Irish music and lots of different Irish tunes for all the different ability levels.
Corrina Hewat, Mary Macmaster and Patsy Seddon will each be teaching the tunes they have written which will form the Cromarty Suite.
They have included parts for all levels of player from recent beginners through to advanced.
More information and booking forms available on the website of Cromarty Arts Trust