Edinburgh Branch

Branch Information

We are a large, busy branch with a wide range of activities for harpers at every level.  We take part in three major concerts every year – at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and an annual Christmas concert, Harps of Gold, in the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh .  As well as rehearsing for our concerts (expertly led by Isobel Mieras), we have lots of other fun workshops throughout the year, ranging from our Burns Bash in January to regular annual workshops with Northumberland and Glasgow branches and our Open Platform event in October.

Na Clarsairean, the orchestra of the Edinburgh Branch – all rehearsals at Craiglockhart Church 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 | STAGS | FRIDAY AUGUST 23 | 7.30pm | SET UP TUNE AND SHORT REHEARSAL TIME TBC

Primary Contact

clarsachsedinburgh@gmail.com

Geographical Area Covered

As well as Edinburgh and the Lothians,  we have members from Fife, Central Scotland, and the Borders

Useful links

Branch Facebook page


FRINGE PERFORMANCES

We are presenting our annual Fringe performance at St Andrew’s and St George’s Church on Friday August 23rd at 7.30pm.

Na Clarsairean, the Branch orchestra, will give a second performance of the suite “The Quiet Man” premiered at the Usher Hall in May as well traditional music and stories from all parts of Scotland from Shetland to the Borders.

They will be joined by prize winning Lothian Gaelic choir, Drake Music Scotland musician Rhona Smith and young soloists Rosa Davidson and Stephanie Humphreys.


We are also supporting two of our young professional performers in solo recitals at St Andrew’s and St George’s Church.

Calum Macleod     Tuesday August  20th at 12.30pm

Elinor Evans          Thursday August  22nd at 12.30pm

Locally based Young Performers can be heard in an informal concert at the Columcille Centre in Morningside on Wednesday August 21st at 7.30pm (refreshments included).

More details in the Fringe programme.

Book tickets online at edfringe.com by phone 0131 226 0000 at the Fringe Box Office or at the door.

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We would  love to see you there and welcome your support.

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Edinburgh Branch
The Clarsach Society
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