Harp Village Workshops and Concert

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A wonderful weekend of harp workshops featuring some of the most exciting players around.

Mary MacMaster, Laoise Kelly, Corrina Hewat, Heather Yule and Tristan le Govic are all coming to fill Cromarty with the beautiful sound of the Celtic harp.

Workshops, classes and performances and even some Breton Dancing!

Cromarty Arts Trust gratefully acknowledges assistance from the Scottish Arts Council

This will be our first HARP VILLAGE so make sure of your place by dropping us an email.
For more information or to book a place, please contact:
Email : info@cromartyartstrust.org.uk
Tel: 01381 600354


SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
COMPLETE BEGINNERS
COME AND TRY HARP For all of you out there, who have always wanted to have a go on a harp, come and try with Heather Yule.
Saturday, September 11, from 10am – 12noon
West Church

BEGINNERS
LAOISE KELLY - IRISH TUNES FOR BEGINNERS
This class is intended for beginners who have an interest in looking at traditional Irish music on the harp. As well as
learning a number of traditional tunes by ear; with the music given as a guide to those who wish it, Laoise will teach you
some very basic ideas for accompaniments.
Saturday, September 11, from 10am – 12noon
East Hall


CORRINA HEWAT - FIRST STEPS IN PLAYING CHORDS

This will be a ‘starting to learn chords’ class, which will help you in accompanying singing, or starting out
in arranging tunes. We will work on different shapes you can play with both hands, and what you can do to make things
more interesting, in terms of rhythm and technique. Notes will be given to take away.
Saturday, September 11, from 2pm – 4pm
East Hall

ELEMENTARY
LAOISE KELLY - IRISH HARP TUNES

This class is intended for elementary players who have an interest in looking at
traditional Irish music on the harp. Along with learning a number of traditional tunes by ear; we will look at ornamental possibilities and some basic ideas for accompaniments. Technique is a big subject for those starting the harp so time will be spent explaining how to execute ornaments and phrasing in the best way through understanding the techniques behind it.
Saturday, September 11, from 2pm – 4pm
The Stables


TRISTAN LE GOVIC - THE TUNES OF BRITTANY Slow airs, dance tunes, marches ... the Breton traditional music
repertoire is full of beautiful pieces suitable to be performed on the harp. In this class we will study at elementary level, different
styles, modes and rhythms of the main traditional repertoire. After learning a tune we will see how to arrange it and add variations and ornamentations.
Saturday, September 11, from 10am – 12noon
The Stables


INTERMEDIATE
MARY MACMASTER - METALSTRUNG CLARSACH
Mary will teach a selection of old and new mainly Scottish tunes, chosen to exemplify and luxuriate in the golden ringing
of the metal strings, with simple accompaniment and some damping.
Saturday, September 11, from 10am – 12noon
Victoria Hall
 

TRISTAN LE GOVIC - ARRANGING BRETON
HARP TUNES Slow airs, dance tunes, marches ... the Breton traditional music repertoire is full of beautiful pieces
suitable to be performed on the harp. In this class we will
study different styles, modes and rhythms of the main traditional
repertoire. After learning a tune we will see how to arrange it
and add variations and ornamentations.
Saturday, September 11, from 2pm – 4pm
Victoria Hall

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
CORRINA HEWAT - DEVELOPING YOUR OWN STYLE

How do you make your music your own? This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn how to adapt and make your own music on the harp. You will start the
process of getting what is in your head through to your fi ngers and then put it on the harp.
Saturday, September 11, from 10am – 12noon
St Regulas


MARY MACMASTER - GAELIC SONG ON THE
HARP

Mary will teach a variety of simple Gaelic songs and explore the possibilities of harp accompaniment with either metal strung or nylon/gut strung or electro harp plus
the Gaelic waulking song arrangement which enchanted Sting. Words, melody, and phonetics will be handed out and you are welcome to record the sessions if you wish. Bidh e spòrsail! (It will be fun!).
Saturday, September 11, from 2pm – 4pm
St Regulas

MIXED ABILITIES
BRETON DANCE WORKSHOP – FOR EVERYONE!
TRISTAN LE GOVIC Let’s jump in the dancers’ circle to have a unique experience in a warm atmosphere and full of energy! During this workshop we will learn the main traditional dances from Brittany (An dro, Hanter dro...) and explore the diversity of their rhythm and swing. Easy and accessible to all, participants will learn in a step by step progression. Nonharp
players welcome too!
Saturday, September 11, from 4.30pm
Outdoors – weather permitting!