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ADMINISTRATOR Purpose:To support the Honorary Secretary and Office Manager in achieving the aims and objectives of The Clarsach Society and Edinburgh International Harp Festival Location:Edinburgh Salary:£13500 Hours: 22 hours per week – flexible working will be considered The Clarsach Society’s aim is to promote, encourage and develop the playing of the clarsach, nationally and internationally, through tuition, performance and publication. The Society’s primary activities include a harp hire scheme for its members, the sale of music folios and the organisation of its premier event, the annual Edinburgh International Harp Festival. The Society’s national office is based in Edinburgh with 13 branches, run by volunteers, located throughout the U.K. Two staff run The Society’s office, covering the work of The Society and The Edinburgh International Harp Festival. The working pattern varies throughout the year with longer hours, occurring particularly between February and April, being compensated by shorter hours at quieter times during the summer. This job will appeal to focussed, committed and highly organised individuals with proven experience in an administrative role; quick learners with significant skills and working knowledge of business desktop applications, current technologies relating to websites (WordPress) and social media in a professional context; and who may also have an interest in the arts, particularly music. A full Job Profile, which also contains details of how to apply, can be requested by emailing: office@clarsachsociety.co.uk Closing date for applications is: 17:00 on 4th of November, 2019. Interviews will take place week commencing 11th of November, 2019. If selected for interview, applicants must be available for interview during this week. Further information on The Clarsach Society & Edinburgh International Harp Festival can be found at www.clarsachsociety.co.uk and www.harpfestival.co.uk....

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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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*For Sale* Salvi Daphne 47 – full height pedal harp with straight soundboard, in mahogany finish.

It has a beautiful full sound and has been well cared for and regularly serviced, with all wire strings replaced in April 2019. This model is no longer available to buy new and is perfect as a first pedal harp. 18 years old. House cover and padded travelling covers included. £10,000 o.n.o – contact Fiona Duncanson...

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*For Sale* Triplett Christina Therapy Harp – £1800

This beautiful, 25 string clarsach is made from Bubinga wood and comes with a full set of Camac levers, padded backpack-styled case, shoulder strap, engraved Bubinga tuning peg and Bubinga lapbar. It has a lovely rich tone, having been played daily for the past 10 years!
Contact: Mary Veal, email address: maryveal@ymail.com

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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 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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