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Harp Course with Alison Kinnaird at Blackhills Estate, Mon 17th July - Fri 21st July 2017 June 29 2017

Alison Kinnaird

Alison Kinnaird will again be teaching this very popular course, which takes place on the beautiful Blackhills Estate near Elgin in Morayshire. Early booking is recommended as the course is limited to fifteen participants.

The atmosphere is always relaxed and friendly and the five day course provides an opportunity to learn in depth. The teaching  is all aural - no need to read music - but is aimed at those with some experience of playing the harp, and is therefore not suitable for total beginners.

The £250 course fee includes all tuition and meals, and the early finish time each day allows opportunities to socialise, relax, play music together and explore the estate gardens. Limited accomodation and harp hire is available on a first-come first-served basis.

Alison Kinnaird has been at the forefront of the revival, and continuing success, of the Scottish harp. She plays both gut-strung Scottish harp and wire-strung clarsach, and is recognised as an authority on both the instrument and its history.

Book or find out more from organiser Steph Christie by e-mail at steph@clarbo.com or by telephone on 01343 842 223

The Blackhills webpage will be updated with details of the 2017 course soon, and can be found here: www.blackhills.co.uk/harp-courses


Harp and Gaelic Song Boxed Sets re-issued on Temple Records April 15 2016

Temple Records Boxed SetsOriginally released in 2001, and now made available again, these two superb boxed set collections from Temple Records include hours of great music and a significant saving compared to buying the same albums individually. The five CD sets are available for £35 each, which includes all shipping and taxes

Orain Nan Gàidheal (Songs of the Gael) features five albums from five of Scotland's leading Gaelic singers; Flora MacNeil,  Finlay MacNeill, Christine Primrose, Eilidh MacKenzie and Arthur Cormack 

Music of the Harp in Scotland and Ireland features five albums from outstanding harp players, including Alison Kinnaird, Ann Heymann, Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Bill Taylor (The Rowallan Consort)

Currently available as physical CD sets, we will also soon offer these as downloadable boxed sets with full sleeve notes.