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Inverness Workshops Jan/Feb/March 2020


Once again we are beginning  the year with harp workshops in Inverness culminating in a concert at the RNI Chapel.  There will be two classes at each workshop date, for elementary and more advanced players of allages. The January and March workshops will be led by local tutors Cheyenne Brown and Emma Wright. This year we are delighted to invite Heather Yule and Ingrid Henderson for the February workshop. The cost is £10 to clarsach society members and £15 to non members, payable at the start of each workshop. 

Workshop 1

The café will be open for drinks and snacks. The rooms we will be using are available to us from 1pm to allow time
for us to tune our  harps and get ourselves organised into groups.

Workshop 2

The café will be open for drinks and snacks. The rooms we will be using are available to us from 1pm to allow time
for us to tune our  harps and get ourselves organised into groups.

Workshop 3

The café will be open for drinks and snacks. The rooms we will be using are available to us from 12.30pm to allow time for us to tune our  harps and get ourselves organised into groups.  After 2pm, we will move over to the RNI Chapel.


To book a place and in case of any queries please email our secretary:
Kirsty North:  kirsty_north2@hotmail.co.uk

If you would like to learn a bit more about our tutors, see their websites/bios below:

Cheyenne Brown

Emma Wright

Heather Yule

Ingrid Henderson

 

March 29th Concert at the RNI Chapel


Sunday 29th March 2020

RNI Chapel, Inverness
Concert 3-4pm
Workshop participants will share the tunes they learned in the January & February workshops.  In addition, the first, second and third place winners of the Young Composer's Competition will be invited to share their pieces.  Please do invite family and friends to the concert.  Donations at the door, to Highland Branch.  Note there is plenty of parking at the RNI chapel.

 

Young Composers Competition

Deadline for entry:  10th February 2020.  Cash prizes for both categories, and an invitation to premiere your piece at the March concert!  You can download the below flyer in our Library.

 

Scottish Harp Grades

We were pleased to support the Highland sitting of the Scottish Graded Exams for Scottish harp, administered by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, in September 2019 and November 2018.  11 pupils in 2019 and 12 in 2018 were able to take part, with examiner Gillian Fleetwood.  Without the Branch's support, the exams would not have been possible.  We hope to continue to offer the exams in autumn 2020.

 

 

Presentation and Workshops with Bill Taylor

We were delighted to have a Historical Harp Workshop with Bill Taylor on Saturday, 1st June 2019. The afternoon included:

• Presentation about harps played in Scotland from the early Middle Ages through to the early 18th century, with live musical illustrations 
• Learn how to make horsehair strings, one of the possible stringing options for medieval Scottish harp makers, along with gut and metal
• Playing session for harp players at all levels, with all kinds and sizes of harps. Learn some tunes suitable for harps from earlier times.

Bill is a specialist in the performance of ancient harp music from Scotland, Ireland and Wales. He performs and teaches internationally, both as a soloist and with several ensembles. He works with Ardival Harps in Strathpeffer and teaches through Fèis Rois.

 

 

 

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