We are the Dumfries and Galloway branch of the Clarsach
Society and play at rural meetings, care homes and church guilds.
, Guitar, Accordian & Whistle: Sat Jan 20 to Sat March 17.
You can hear Shelley perform her concert HarpOsphere; try the harp for the first time at a Hands-on Harps workshop; bring your little ones to a Tiny Hands-on Harps session; listen to harp ensembles including Dynamic Harps, Wales Clarsach
Society, Harping On and Start Harp students.
In Sileas's sexualised portrayal of the clarsach
('I am overjoyed by your yellow sweet body'), the Gaelic poet's passion for and dedication to art comes down through the centuries, filling in one detail of the lost history of Scottish women artists.
In the programme nine pieces from Colin Campbell's Instrumental Book will be revived and played on a variety of rare and unusual replica instruments - ranging from an early 16th century wire-strung clarsach
(a Celtic harp) to a vulture-bone pipe, created after an original found in Germany and dating from 38,000 BC.
cym-light plastic carton-sm ratchet-tam-t-lg wdbl-lg tam-t (scraped with plastic soapdish)-timp-hp (or clarsach
if available)-cel-str (vln solo part to be played on folk vln if available) *a bell-tree **cactus with spine removed, filled with dried peas 58.
3) Doctoral student, piper, and clarsach
player Barnaby Brown is researching the bagpipe sources under the supervision of Susan Rankin at the University of Cambridge.
Concerts at the event - running at Merchiston Castle School from April 4-9 - will feature top Scottish talent including Alison Kinnaird and Mary Macmaster And coming from further afield will be Sian James from Wales, Andrew Lawrence-King from Guernsey, special featured guest Edward Witsenburg from Holland and Eva Curth from Germany and Clotilde Trouillaud from Brittany The distinctive sounds on offer will include the Clarsach
, and music from the 16th-18th centuries.
The Gateshead Salvation Army Band with soloist (Judith Dinning) and The Northumbrian Pipes, Clarsach
Harps, and organist (Allan Roberts) will ensure a good night is had by all.
She said: "I play the clarsach
- the Scottish harp.
Here he affectionately writes about Gaelic folk song and poetry as well as the traditional Irish harp--the Clarsach
I began playing the clarsach
, a small harp, when I was five and I started to learn the pedal harp when I was 12.