The Virtual EIHF 2020!

Whilst we cannot all be together this year in Edinburgh, the EIHF still wants to give you the chance to experience some happy harping.  So from the evening of Friday the 3rd of April until the evening of Wednesday the 8th April, we will be uploading daily videos: FREE FOR EVERYONE NO NEED TO REGISTER VIDEOS ON OUR WEBSITE/YOUTUBE/FACEBOOK You will be able to learn some tunes/skills with our 1pm harp tutor videos AND every evening at 7.30pm you will be able to enjoy some fantastic harp music videos. No registration is needed, the videos are free, and will be available to view after they are premiered meaning that they will be accessible in all timezones. Videos will be viewable on our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and hopefully also here on our website.  We’re very excited about this, and we really hope it will make you smile in what is challenging times for us all.    Lastly, if you’d like to keep yourself occupied until the Virtual EIHF begins, many harp tutors and players are offering online harp lessons and have books/cds for sale and download. Please look them up via their website/facebook pages to help support them (take a look at the programme to remind yourself who they are and what you’ll otherwise be missing!). Visit the Festival Facebook page and  website for all the latest news and...

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Northumbrian Branch: Important News

With regret, the Northumbrian Branch has taken the decision to cancel all further Meetings and Courses for three months, in line with the latest government advice around the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please see the branch website for further details.

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EIHF 2020 Refunds

We are now processing refunds for all EIHF concerts, courses and workshops* through our ticketing provider, Red61.  This is a big task for our small Festival team, and we ask for your continued patience.  We will endeavour to complete all refunds as soon as possible.  If you have any specific queries about the refunds, please take a look at our Refund FAQs in the first instance. If you booked accommodation, you should already have received your refund from Merchiston Castle School. We regret deeply that many of you will be out of pocket as a result of the cancellation; there are financial implications for the Festival, too. The continuance of the Festival is dependent on the support and generosity of our sponsors, funders and supporters; our stalwart team of volunteers; and you – our fabulous festivalgoers. If you are in a position to help us mitigate our losses and start looking forward to 2021 and a 40th Festival to remember, we ask that you consider making a donation. Lastly, whilst we may not be all together at Merchiston this year, we do have something planned to keep you harping this April.  Keep an eye on the EIHF website, social media and newsletters for more information soon. Thank you for your continued support: we could not do it without you. The Festival Team Edinburgh International Harp Festival * less Service Fee for concerts and...

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TELYNAU TEIFI SIFF SAFF HARP – 34 GUT STRING Celtic Lever Harp / Clarsach

    Price £1795.00 Condition As New Beechwood This beautiful harp is 11 months old and was purchased directly from Teifi Harps and collected from the International Harp Festival in Edinburgh last year. I am a member of the Clarsach Society and has only been played by myself and my instructor. It has colour coded semitone levers and 4 detachable legs. Legs have never been used. The harp comes with an immaculate padded Teifi carry case, tuning key with leather holder, Korg electronic tuner (in box) and music stand. There is 13 months warranty remaining. Located in SW Scotland. Buyer collects or happy to arrange local delivery. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions or request further photos. Contact telephone 01848 200564 or email...

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**IMPORTANT NEWS**

It is with deep regret that we announce that the 2020 Edinburgh International Harp Festival has had to be cancelled, owing to Merchiston Castle School’s concerns over the COVID-19 virus. Our administration team will begin contacting ticket holders, for all our events, tomorrow. We ask you kindly for your patience in this. If you have booked accommodation at Merchiston, please email the school’s events team on events@merchiston.co.uk We are deeply saddened that we won’t see you this year, but rest assured, we will be back! Keep harping, The Edinburgh International Harp...

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Iain Macleòid Young Composer Award 2019 winner

The Edinburgh International Harp Festival is proud to announce that the 2019 winner of the Iain Macleòid Young Composer Award is the harpist Ruth Lee. Ruth’s winning composition will be premiered at our festival at 7.30pm on Tuesday the 7th April, in a concert that will also feature performances from Lily Neill and Gillian Fleetwood & ensemble. Ruth Lee is an award-winning composer, harpist and vocalist working primarily in acoustic and electro-acoustic music.A dynamic soloist, who studied with Eleanor Turner, Ruth is a graduate of the University of York (First-Class BA Hons. Music), where she was awarded both The Wilfrid Mellers Prize for Music and Concerto Award. Her original music for solo harp has received several awards, including First Prize at The Future Blend Project 2018/19 and First Prize at the Wales Harp Composition Competition 2015. award-winning composer, harpist and vocalist working primarily in acoustic and electro-acoustic music. We look forward to hearing her new award winning composition at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2020. To discover more about Ruth you can visit her website and social media pages: www.ruthleeharpist.com www.facebook.com/ruthleeharpist www.instagram.com/ruthleeharpist https://twitter.com/ruthleeharpist https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmOnH3S2cJE895ybdVffQA...

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Membership Renewals 2019-2020

Thank you for your continued support for The Clarsach Society Your membership fee funds many vital elements of The Society including: helping branches to continue their activities in your local area, ongoing investment in quality instruments for the Harp Hire scheme, awarding scholarships to those facing financial hardship, encouraging new music to be written for the clarsach via the Young Composer Award and helping sustain interest and playing of the clarsach. Membership renewals are due on the 1st of July 2019 for the 2019-2020 period. If you have renewed at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival or afterwards your membership will be valid for the 2019-2020 period. PLEASE NOTE: We are currently transferring our membership to a new system and therefore you will be unable to renew or sign up for membership while this is in progress. The new system will be up and running and online shortly. Please revisit the website then to renew your membership or to sign up as a new member. During this time, if you would like to join the harp hire scheme, please register online as normal and contact the office on +44 131 554 0212 or email, office@clarsachsociety.co.uk regarding membership, as you do require to be a member in order to join this scheme and be added to the waiting...

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