Glasgow Branch Report 2022-23

This year we have continued our regular workshops with a wide range of visiting tutors, and forged links with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland harp department!

We very luckily received funding from the Creative Scotland Covid Recovery Fund to deliver a concert and a come and try session. One of the members of the come and try session loved the clarsach so much that she is now a member of the society and bought her own harp. The concert was performed by Gwen Mairi (who performed her Douxe Noells) and we had Keziah Thomas perform her arrangement of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. The concert was a huge success, and we sold some of our branch books as well!

In the spring we had four of the current students on the traditional harp course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland along with their tutor to deliver a workshop for us. Afterwards, they performed an informal concert – which was spectacular! 

Looking ahead, we’re very lucky to have Ben Creighton Griffiths perform a concert with The Transatlantic Hot Club as part of his UK tour, and also deliver a workshop for us as our September workshop.

Happy harping!

Sam MacAdam, Convenor