Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2017 May 22, 2017
I had an amazing time teaching at this years Edinburgh Harp Festival. My course in Scottish Music from the Islands went really well. As well as learning tunes from Orkney, Shetland and Skye, participants enjoyed some island produce – cheese, oatcakes, fudge and puffin poo! Thanks to all the lovely people who came along to learn new tunes.
I was also an extremely proud teacher as a group of my students from the Junior Conservatoire took part in the biggest selling concert of the festival, The Magic of the Harp. As well as playing with another 60 young harpists they performed a solo slot in the middle. Well done girls!
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!
Scottish Course at Edinburgh International Harp Festival January 22, 2017
I 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.