London & South East

London & South East Branch

Area: from Kent to Wiltshire, Sussex to Norfolk

The branch has a number of playing groups which generally meet monthly.  Assistance is given to any member who would like to set up a new playing group.  Several day workshops are organised each year.  A residential Clarsach course takes place in the autumn at Benslow Music in Hertfordshire, in liaison with the branch. 

Branch members receive monthly emails with information about branch and other harp events.  The branch maintains a list of teachers and runs a loan scheme through which three harps are loaned out to help those who do not have the resources to hire or buy a harp.

Clarsach Hire

  • Stock: 36
  • Charges: £90 deposit payable at start of hire (returnable at end of hire if no damage / missing strings); £30 per month payable in advance by standing order.  Limited number of smaller instruments £25 per month,
  • Hire term: min. 3 months
  • Hire procedure:
    • The hirer must be a member of The Clarsach Society
    • Clarsach must be collected and returned to a branch committee member
    • Arrangements can be made to deliver / collect the clarsach: the cost of so doing is charged to the hirer.
    • Clarsachs are insured by the branch.
  • Hire Contact: Charles Hope



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