Harp Village

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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

SUNDAY WORKSHOPS
BEGINNERS
MARY MACMASTER ïš» SCOTTISH TUNES
FOR BEGINNERS You will learn Scottish tunes which
demonstrate different types of melody, mood and style. This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn some Scottish
airs, dance tunes and accompaniments arranged to suit players at beginners’ level. The course will be taught by ear
with music given out at the end of the lesson.
Sunday, September 12, from 10am – 12noon
East Hall

TRISTAN LE GOVIC ïš» EASY TUNES FOR
BEGINNERS Simple melodies will be introduced with basic left hand harmonies in different styles. Basic technique
will be worked on. Music will be available for those who are readers but most work will be taught by ear.
Sunday, September 12, from 2pm – 4pm
East Hall


ELEMENTARY
CORRINA HEWAT ïš» ACCOMPANYING AND ARRANGING This will be a class for all of you who would like toaccompany singing or start out in arranging tunes. We will work on different shapes of chords you can play with both hands, and what you can do to make your accompaniment more interesting, in terms of rhythm and technique while also looking at what chords
are and how you can get your fi ngers round them. Notes will be given to take away.
Sunday, September 12, from 10am – 12noon
The Stables


MARY MACMASTER ïš» TUNES FROM THE SCOTTISH REPERTOIRE You will learn Scottish tunes which demonstrate
different types of melody, mood and style. You will cover varied decorating techniques and learn to be confi dent with basic harmony and variation. This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn some Scottish airs, dance tunes and accompaniments arranged
to suit players at elementary level. The course will be taught by ear with music given out at the end of the lesson.
Sunday, September 12, from 2pm – 4pm
The Stables

INTERMEDIATE
LAOISE KELLY ïš» IRISH TRADITIONAL DANCE
MUSIC Playing traditional Irish dance music on the harp can sometimes be diffi cult; this music is usually composed and played on other instruments such as pipes, fi ddles or flutes and these are completely different to a harp in almost every way.
This class will be looking at the issues involved in adapting this music to the harp, concentrating on ornamentation, rhythm
and most importantly, on preserving the original essence of the music in the process. All harps – metal and gut strung
are welcome.
Sunday, September 12, from 10am – 12noon
Victoria Hall

CORRINA HEWAT ïš» ACCOMPANYING AND
ARRANGING This class is for all of you who would like to accompany singing or start out in arranging tunes. We will
work on different shapes of chords you can play with both hands, and what you can do to make your accompaniment
more interesting, in terms of rhythm and technique. The ability to sing is not required but if you’d like to bring a song you’re
very welcome. Notes will be given to take away.
Sunday, September 12, from 2pm – 4pm
Victoria Hall

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
LAOISE KELLY ïš» TRADITIONAL IRISH DANCE
MUSIC Playing traditional Irish dance music on the harp can sometimes be diffi cult; this music is usually composed and
played on other instruments such as pipes, fi ddles or fl utes and these are completely different to a harp in almost every way.
This class will be looking at the issues involved in adapting this music to the harp, concentrating on ornamentation, rhythm
and most importantly, on preserving the original essence of the music in the process. All harps – metal and gut strung
are welcome.
Sunday, September 12, from 2pm – 4pm
West Church

TRISTAN LE GOVIC ïš» BRETON HARP MUSIC
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.
Sunday, September 12, from 10am – 12noon
East Church

MIXED ABILITIES
HEATHER YULE – STORYTELLING This class is
designed for those who may have some previous experience
in accompanying the spoken word or in storytelling. This will be a very lively participatory class with a focus on developing and successfully weaving together, accompaniment and
storytelling skills. You are welcome to bring a story or poem that you wish to work on or a favourite tune or chord pattern!
Sunday, September 12, from 2pm – 4pm
East Church


HEATHER YULE – HARP AND THE SPOKEN
WORD For the last 15 years Heather has enjoyed exploring the combination of storytelling and harp. In this Workshop
she will demonstrate the many ways the harp can blend with the spoken word, from both the traditional and contemporary
perspectives, to entertain and delight the listener – yet another facet of this versatile instrument!
Sunday, September 12, from 10am – 12 noon
Gamestore at the Stables