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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*SOLD* Eriskay Clarsach in Walnut from Starfish Designs

An Eriskay Clarsach for sale in Walnut from Starfish Designs in Ballachulish, made in 1999.  It has 31 strings, gut folk gauge with metal wound/metal core strings in the base.  It is in very good condition with the exception of two broken strings.  Included in sale is a soft/padded carry case, IntelliTuner, a tuning key and spare strings. Selling as instrument inherited and recipient does not play. Price: £1,850, buyer to collect from Edinburgh area. Contact: Hilary Wilson, Tel: 07534 867854, Email:...

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Notice of AGM

The Clarsach Society invites its current members to attend the Annual General Meeting that will be held at Merchiston Castle School during the Edinburgh International Harp Festival. The meeting shall last 45 minutes and refreshments will be...

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Condolences – Helen MacLeod

Edinburgh Branch Member Katie Harrigan’s kind words on the late Helen MacLeod. Our dear friend Helen MacLeod died most tragically in a car accident on 23rd July, aged only 37. Helen was a long-standing and much-loved member of The Clarsach Society. She was passionate about traditional music as well as classical repertoire, and while she was a pupil at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh, she played with Na Clarsairean. She was an inspirational teacher of many members of the Society, both at an individual level, and as an exciting and energetic group leader at various Branch meetings. Part of her legacy is the passion she instilled in many students for the clarsach and its music, so much so that she became a vital part of many of our lives. Helen also made regular appearances at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival, both as a performer and as a teacher. The attached Obituary is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful, vibrant, kind and colourful person whose death has left many of us bereft....

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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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Susan’s Music

Susan Syverson will lead in a performance of ORE POLSKA and POLSKA FRÅN MORA   Click to Download Performance Notes   Harp Level 1 Parts to Download: Mora Polska Harp 1 Ore Polska Harp 1   Harp Level 2 Parts to Download: Mora Polska Harp 2 Ore Polska Part 2   Harp Level 3 Parts to Download: Mora Polska Part 3 Ore Polska Part 3...

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