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37th Edinburgh International Harp Festival 30 March – 4 April 2018

37 th Edinburgh International Harp Festival 30 March – 4 April 2018
Held in
  Merchiston Castle School – Edinburgh EH13 0PU
Go along ans support this fantastic festival!

Festival at a glance – link
Brochure  –


Concerts ~
Friday 30
C1.  11:30-  Ailie Robertsons & Mairi Ranking / Ismael Ledesma

Saturday 31
C2.  4pm – The Power of the Harp with Abigail Cavanagh / Heather Yule/ Clasaagh
C3.  7:30 -10 pm  Rachel Newton Trio (Rachel- Lauren MacColl & Mattie Foulds/ Nikolaz Cadoret

Sunday 1 April
C4. 3-4pm – Canty and Bill Taylor/ The Winner of the 2017 Composor Award
(voices of ‘Canty’ – Libby Crabtree/ Anne Lewis / Rebecca Tavener/ – Bill Taylor on clarsach
C5. 7:30 – 10pm – Park Stickney / Gabriella Dall’Olio
C6. 3 -4pm – From Cornwall to The Isle of Man
Ruth Keggin / Rachel Hair  with Sarah Deere-Jones & Phil Williams

Monday 2
C7. 8-11pm – Family Ceilidh with The Occasionals

Tuesday 3
C8. 3 – 4pm Tea Concert with Peach / Skeoch / The Moscow Harp Orchestra
C9. 7:30 – 10pm Maeve Gilchrist with Nic Gareiss and Mr McFall’s Chamber


Wednesday 4
C10. 4 – 5pm – From Scratch Performance
Rachel Hair – Claasagh/Carrina Hewat / Susan Syverson / Isobel Mieras – na Clarsairean
C11.  7- 9pm – Catriona McKay and Chris Stout


Courses –  Link
Workshops – Link

  Workshops and Courses 


Festival Team Members:-
Mary Scott – Co-ordinator
Isobel Mieras – Joint Artistic Adviser
Patsy Seddon – Joint Artistic Adviser
Catriona Smith and Eleanor Thom – Festival Administrators
Rachel Hair – Media / Merchandise
Katie Harrigan – Fundraising and Sponsorship
Stephanie Harrison Boond – Stewarding / Stage Management
Douglas Kerr – Harpmakers’ Exhibition
Annette Lambourne – Chief Steward
John Macleod – Gaelic Adviser
Mary Macmaster – Stage Management
Laurina Strachan – The Clarsach Society Information Desk
Anthony Spiers – Merchandise
Sheona Ure – Finance

To contact a member of the team, please email office@harpfestival.co.uk or phone 0131 554 0212.



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