Membership Renewals 2018-19

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 2018 for the 2018-19 period. If you have renewed at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival or afterwards your membership will be valid for the 2018-19 period. You can renew or join the society by following this link: Renew Now If you prefer to pay by BACS or cheque, you can download the form on this page for full details: Alternative Methods of...

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Applications Now Open for Young Composer Award 2018

  The Young Composer Award is an annual competition based award issued by The Clarsach Society. Composers aged between 16 & 25 years of age are invited to present an original piece of music lasting no longer than 12, and no less than 8 minutes, suitable for: a) Solo Clarsach/Non-pedal harp b) Clarsach/Non-pedal harp and up to 3 other instruments and/or voices The award is £500 plus a premiere performance at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2019.    Applications are open till 5pm on October 31st 2018. Click here to apply.   The Clarsach Society is most grateful to the Imlay Foundation, whose generous donation is supporting this Award   Aiden Lochrin, The Young Composer Award Winner 2017 – with Rachel Groves playing his Clarsach Composition  ...

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Informal Teaching Seminars at EIHF

An invitation to take part in Informal Seminars for experienced teachers, novice teachers and would-be teachers immediately prior to The Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2018.  

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Children’s Event at The EIHF 2018 – Players Needed!

Players of school age, and players of all levels can find out more and register to participate now!

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Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2018

Edinburgh International Harp Festival will be open for bookings from January 15th 2018. Please keep an eye on the festival webpage and be sure to check back regularly to see updates and artist announcements. We look forward to welcoming you at the festival from from March 30th to April 4th 2018.  ...

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Vote for The Edinburgh International Harp Festival

The Edinburgh International Harp Festival has been nominated as “Event of the Year” at the Hands Up for Trad MG Alba Scots Trad Awards. Voting is open and we need your help to win!

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Young Composer Award 2017

All those who entered a piece of music will be contacted in early February 2018. Thank you for taking part!

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Get your copy!

“In Good Hands”, celebrates the work of the Clarsach Society and the revival of the Scottish harp. Available in our online shop.

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