Edinburgh Branch Fringe Concerts: Celebrating Scotland’s Harp

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. We would  love to see you there and welcome your support. www.facebook.com/clarsachedinburgh/ www.facebook.com/TheClarsachSociety/ Edinburgh Branch The Clarsach Society Registered Scottish Charity...

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*For Sale* Selkie Clarsach

Lovely Selkie clarsach for sale. This 31 string clarsach has a beautiful clear tone and rich timbre. It is partially levered (B, C and F) and comes with its own tuning key, some spare strings and heavy-duty padded carry cover. It is set up for use with a pick-up but I’ve only used it acoustically. This is a great instrument for someone wanting to learn clarsach without committing to a really expensive purchase. For Sale £650.00 Ono Contact Heather on 07919 955567 or email me on heather_muir@yahoo.co.uk  ...

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*For Sale* Beautiful William MacDonald of Skye Wire Harp ‘Scathach’

William MacDonald of Skye Wire Harp ‘Scathach’. 30 strings, including ‘sister strings’. Tuning key included, stand seen in photographs, spare strings, a Camac backpack bag, and a storybook especially written for this harp by its previous owner, ‘Harpsong’. Price: £2250. Location: near Elgin/Inverness Contact : Alison Walton Email: waltonalison@aol.com Phone or text: 07842...

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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 September 2019. 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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Annual Report 2017-18

Annual Report 2017-18 We are happy to announce that our Annual Report has now been published. The printed edition will be making its way to your local branch in the coming weeks but we encourage you to read this digital copy. Each year The Clarsach Society National Office get in touch will the Local Branches around the UK and compile the Annual Report to share the news and activities that have been going on across the UK. We love reading the stories you share and hope that you will enjoy them too. Click here to read the Annual...

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