The extensive programme covers everything from Northumbrian Pipes to the Standing Stones, from Werca's Folk to the Clarsach
Harps and the Fitzsimons Choir to the Andante Chamber Choir and much more.
Edinburgh-born Corrina took up the Scottish harp, or clarsach
, at the age of 12 and has gained a reputation as a composer, combining the influences of folk and jazz.
She plays the clarsach
, a Scottish harp that gives the song an otherwordly grace, built upon by Brian's dreamy folk guitar and Ken's harmonica's ghostly wail and slow folktronica beat.
By the time I got to University I was totally involved in traditional dance music and acoustic instruments and made a lot of beer money playing Scots and Irish music with a band called Clarsach
4) 5 Fawlty actor Andrew takes part in the Clarsach
Society (5) 6 Lillie loses a letter in a French Eurostar city (5) 7 Headstrong and rash - and told not to do so much damage, we see (8) 12 There are parts of Pittenweem that are quite small (3) 13 Live badly with beer around?
Alistair is joined by Catriona McKay on clarsach
(harp), Peter Cropper on violin and Donald Grant on fiddle.
Jean Kelly, who plays the clarsach
, is an Irish harper and the line-up is completed by Clare Salaman, a specialist in medieval and Scandinavian string instruments, who will play the fidel and nychelharpa and Tim Garside, (percussion and dulcimer).
Great voices and instruments including the accordion, fiddle, clarsach
Society workshop is on February 21, at Caedmon Hall Gateshead Central Library from 9.
The Job: I sing, play the clarsach
and present music programmes for BBC Scotland and BBC Four
I've been playing the harp for two years but I have been playing the clarsach
, the small harp, for 11 years.
Isobel's story WHEN Isobel Meiras was recovering from her breast cancer op, the internationally-renowned player of the clarsach
- the Scottish harp - turned to her music for comfort.