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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ANNOUNCEMENT:

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Catherine (Kate) Gray, the former convenor of The Clarsach Society. She died peacefully in the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh on 30 December 2019. Her husband Alex has informed us of the following arrangements: Cremation at 10:15 on 13 January 2020 at Mortonhall Main Chapel: Service of Thanksgiving at 12:00 in Carlops Kirk: funeral tea in the village hall. Her Husband Alex has requested no flowers please. Donations to Forget Me Not Chorus https://www.forgetmenotchorus.com/make-a-one-off-donation Kate will be remembered with great fondness by everyone who had the pleasure and privilege to know her....

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For Sale: 34 STRING PILGRIM CLARSACH IN GOOD CONDITION WITH NEW SET OF BASS WIRE STRINGS

COMES WITH HARP COVER AND TUNING KEY. PRICE (including cover and tuning key) £2,200. Flight Case also available: see below. HARP & FLIGHT CASE IN EDINBURGH. Contact Details : Marina Cassidy +353 877530069 marinacassidy@gmail.com           STEEL HARP FLIGHT CASE WITH WHEELS DIMENSIONS :  130cm LONG, 83cm HEIGHT, 36cm DEPTH NEEDS TO BE RELINED. PRICE : £200  ...

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For Sale: Brian Boru’s harp 30 fully levered Phosphoric bronze strings.

For sale low headed Irish baroque harp, “Brian Boru” custom designed edition, 30 phosphoric bronze strings. The harp is in perfect condition. Wood: best and strong German mountain maple. Stained in dark/warm brown colour (umbra), natural oil/wax polished. Bronze lever system: Peter Brough. Harp maker: Frank Sievert – Germany. The holes for the string on the soundboard are protected with “horse-shoes” made from brass. Included: tuning key, black star placed on the front of the bow, inbuilt double pick-up system, rain protecting polstered softcase (Salopian – England), full set of spare strings, metal tripod stand and harp table stand in wood and velvet. Price: € (euro) 6200 Location: The harp is located in the North of Italy. Contact: Marco Email: nomadepsichico@libero.it Mobile: 0039...

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For Sale: Niebisch & Tree Avalon Clarsach – 34 strings. 

This clarsach was made in 1994 by Nigel Tree, and has a lovely tone and excellent levers.  A padded carrying case, dust cover, spare strings, and tuning key are included. Price £2,300.  Location: Edinburgh Contact: Kate Thuillier Email: ...

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For Sale: Ardival ‘Rose’ Wire-Strung Clarsach – 26 strings

This beautiful harp is in immaculate condition, and is about 6 years old. The Rose is a substantial wire strung lap harp, exquisitely crafted by Ardival Harps (www.ardival.com) in the Scottish Highlands. It has a bright, resonant sound capable of filling a cathedral, and is based on carvings of mermaids playing harps on the fireplace at Kilravock Castle, home of the Rose family, near Cawdor. Made entirely of sycamore, with a hollowed-out soundbox, it has an exterior integral string band, brass string shoes, chamfered arm and a pillar reinforced with a T-section. With a range of over three octaves, it features a single bass drone solid silver string, tunable to either bass F, G or A and 25 brass strings ascending from tenor c up to treble f”’. Width (across soundbox) is 29 cm; depth (from end of string arm to back of soundbox) is 51 cm; length (from end of string arm to base of pillar) is 82 cm. It weighs 5 kg. Spare strings and tuning key are included. Price: £1950. Location: The harp is located in Forres, Moray between Inverness and Elgin, Scotland Contact: Geraldine on mobile: 07870885458 or email: jaydeewill@gmx.com            ...

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For Sale: Walnut Camac Hermine 34 string fully levered harp.

This Walnut Camac Hermine harp has 34 strings, a rich warm tone, and is fully levered. The Hermine is an ideal instrument for students interested in a high quality, light-weight harp. The Camac padded travel case, worth £395, is also included.                           Range: A1 – C34 Strings: 34 strings – Alliance® (A1-D26) and Galli lever bass wires (C27-C34). Body: Walnut Soundboard: Made of Sprucewood Height: 121cm Weight: 11.5kg Price: £2100 Location: Hyndland Contact: Sarah MacNeil...

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Perfect Christmas Present

38 string Salvi Ana lever harp in ebony matt finish, approximately 10 years old, £2900. A quality choice for students wanting to progress to a pedal harp and for harpists looking for a sound similar to a small pedal harp. Comes with dust cover, tuning key and trolley. Location: Helensburgh Contact: Pippa Reid-Foster Email: pippa@pippareidfoster.com Text / Phone: 07842765220...

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