Jessica Burton - Harpist for Weddings and Events

Celtic Connections February 9, 2017

As usual Celtic Connections lit up Glasgow over a grey January putting on some really special gigs. I had a great time performing alongside last years Young Trad finalists at our first gig as a group. We are hoping to record an album in the near future as well as take our music on tour to all of our hometowns, more info to come! Group Young Trad

Scottish Course at Edinburgh International Harp Festival January 22, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-01-22 at 21.18.57I am really looking forward to teaching a weekend course at this years Edinburgh International Harp Festival. My course will be elementary/intermediate standard and we will be learning a selection of old and new tunes from various different islands in Scotland. Booking is now open and can be done through the EIHF website here. The program this year looks great with a huge selection of classes and concerts, I can’t wait.

WOWwoman Campaign Award August 29, 2016

 

I am absolutely thrilled to have been named a Girlguiding Scotland WOWwoman for my work as a musician and teacher. The campaign aims to empower girls and young women by building their confidence, raising there aspirations and offering them amazing opportunities.

Learning a musical instrument is a fantastic way for young women to gain confidence and self belief, as well as learning a new skill. The students I teach all work extremely hard to achieve their goals, and make my job a complete pleasure. I am very lucky to teach such wonderful girls who I am sure will go on to do amazing things.

I think WOWwomen is a brilliant campaign to encourage girls that anything is possible. I had some fantastic experiences myself as a Guide when I was younger. Not only did I make some lifelong friends, I was also lucky enough to go on several trips including one to the world centre Our Chalet in Switzerland. Being selected as a WOWwoman by the young member of Girlguiding makes it even more special.

You can fin out more about the campaign here www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk/wow-woman/