Branches

Interested persons of any age or ability (including non-players) from the UK and overseas can become a member of the Society by joining any Branch of their choice.

Branches organise events and gatherings at a local level. Contact details and branch information can be found below.

The National Office processes membership applications on behalf of the branches as well as hiring out harps, publishing music folios, organising courses, concerts, competitions and the Edinburgh International Harp Festival. If would you like to contact the National Office, you can find our contact details here.

NB: Please note that the National Office and the Edinburgh Branch are separate entities.

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Argyll

Alicia Chapple

Email: argyllbranch@gmail.com

Bristol & West of England
Catherine Dack, 96 Swallow Park, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 1LU
Email: cath@bullgod.co.uk
Facebook: Bristol & West of England Branch Facebook page

Dumfries and Galloway
Pauline Johnstone
Email: johnstones2@aol.com

Edinburgh

Facebook  www.facebook.com/clarsachedinburgh

ABOUT NA CLARSAIREAN

Na Clàrsairean is the clarsach orchestra run by the Edinburgh branch of the Clarsach Society.  It welcomes players from all areas, whether or not they are society members.  There is a charge to cover the cost of running sessions – currently £6 per adult and £3 for children and students.

Please arrive at the venue in time to be tuned and ready to start playing at the start time.  Our sessions usually finish with lovely home baking tea and coffee.

Contact:  clarsachsedinburgh@gmail.com

2020 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

NA CLARSAIREAN REHEARSALS  

All rehearsals at Craiglockhart Church (Craiglockhart Drive North, Edinburgh EH14 1HS), unless otherwise stated.
2-4.30pm (doors open 1.30pm)

Saturdays

Feb 9  and 23

Mar 9, 23, 30

CONCERT – EIHF WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 – 3.00pm FINAL REHEARSAL at 1.00pm

Saturday

April 27

CONCERT  – USHER HALL  SATURDAY  MAY 4 – 7.30pm  REHEARSAL TIME TBC

Saturdays

May 11 and 25

June 8 and 22

July 13

August 3

THURSDAY AUGUST 22  7 – 9.30pm Craiglockhart Church

CONCERT – ST. ANDREW’S AND ST. GEORGE’S WEST CHURCH (13 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PA)
FRIDAY AUGUST 23 – 7.30pm
  SET UP, TUNE AND SHORT REHEARSAL TIME TBC

Glasgow

Secretary
Phoebe Pearson
Email: pearsonphoebe@yahoo.co.uk
Website:www.harpsglasgow.com
Facebook: Glasgow Branch Facebook page

Isle of Lewis

Secretary
Janet Cameron
Email: janet_f_cameron@yahoo.co.uk

London & South East
Anne Chorley, 5 Church Walk, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1HJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1787 378640
Email: secretarylondonse@clarsachsociety.co.uk
Web: www.clarsachsoclondon.co.uk
Facebook page
Local Branch Workshops / Playdays

The branch organises two residential weekend courses annually, one at the end of September which takes place at Benslow Music in Hitchin, and the other in June, in Kent, Surrey, or Norfolk.  There are also a number of local groups within the branch, which hold playing meetings and/or workshops. Details of forthcoming events are circulated to branch members monthly by email.  Non members are welcome to attend branch events but will be charged a higher fee than members.

Contact secretarylondonse@clarsachsociety.co.uk for more details.
Future dates: Meetings are normally held monthly.

Branch Harp Hire

The branch has a number of harps for hire, mainly 34 string harps although some are smaller.  The monthly hire charge is generally £30, but less for some of the older or smaller harps.  A deposit equivalent to 3 months’ hire is required at the start of the hire period.  Further details are available on the branch website.  The branch harp hire administrator is Charles Hope, email harphirelondonse@clarsachsociety.co.uk.  The branch also has two loan harps available, which are loaned out at no charge for a period of one year starting in July each year.  Further details of the loan scheme, including eligibility and how to apply, are available on the branch website.

North East Scotland
Angela Porchez
Email:   nesclarsach@gmail.com
Facebook:North East Scotland Branch Facebook page

Northumbrian

Secretary
Morag Pugh
Tel: +44 (0) 1670 772234
Email: clarsachnorthumbria@hotmail.com
Website: www.clarsachnorthumbria.co.uk

We now have a branch facebook page for events and news. It’s a private site but anyone can ask to be added as a ‘friend’. If you’re on Facebook, search ‘Clarsach Society Northumbrian Branch’, or this link if you would like to be added:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/191459024609242/

Transpennine (Yorkshire & Northern England)

Membership Secretary
Susan Carr
Email: susan.carr3@btopenworld.com

Wales Branch

Secretary
Sheila Evans-Pritchard
Email: theeps@btinternet.com
Facebook: Wales Branch Facebook page

Wire Branch

Convenor
Pamela Nairn

Vice Convenor
Hilary Mcleod

Secretary/Treasurer
Bill Taylor

Branch Representative
Suzanne Allen

Email: wirebranch@gmail.com
Website:www.wirebranch.wordpress.com
Facebook: Wire Branch Facebook page