Harps will be provided and all levels, ages and experience are welcome.
Saturday, 13th July 2019
Have you always wanted to have a go of the harp but never had the chance to? Well this is your chance at last! You'll learn the basics and even a wee tune with one of Scotland's most respected harpists, composers and tutors Rachel Hair. No experience necessary, all ages welcome and harps provided thanks to support from the www.niftyharps.scot
From the Highland village of Ullapool, a prominent performer in the Scottish Traditional Music scene and a much sought after performer, composer and tutor of the lever harp, Rachel has released 5 critically acclaimed albums and toured extensively throughout Europe, the USA and beyond.
Now based in Glasgow, a Scottish city renowned for its melting pot of musical and cultural style, Rachel is passionate about promoting the harp, Scotland’s most ancient instrument. She strives to open up fresh horizons for it, removing it from its stereotypical, stuffy ballroom image, whilst always remaining true to her Highland roots.
As well as performing as a soloist, Rachel currently performs in a duo with Scottish acoustic guitarist Ron Jappy.
Starts: Saturday, July 13th 2019 at 3:00pm
Bookings close: July 13th 2019
The McMillan Hall is located at Dashwood Square right in the centre of Newton Stewart. In can be easily accessed by car or on foot with parking available across the road at the Newton Stewart Initiative Community Shop.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.