A weekend of fabulous harp performances and workshops for all ability levels plus the Companion's Trail.
Tutors and performers this year will be Corrina hewat, Patsy Seddon, Mary Macmaster, Heather Yule and Una Monaghan
There will be a specially commissioned piece of music that all the harp students will learn and perform on the Sunday afternoon of the Harp Vuillage.
For those of you who want to come to Cromarty but don't wish to take part in the workshops section of the Harp Village, we have created especially for you -
The Companion’s Trail
Saturday Sept 20
Guided walk round Cromarty with visits to Hugh Miller’s Cottage http://www.hughmiller.org the recently restored East Church http://www.eastchurchcromarty.co.uk
Lunch at Sutor Creek http://www.sutorcreek.co.uk
Afternoon trip for 2 hours out on the Cromarty Firth with Eco Ventures for a spot of dolphin watching and if we’re very lucky an occasional Minke whale see http://www.ecoventures.co.uk/wildlife/other-sealife
Evening meal at Sutor Creek with all the harpers and their students.
Choice of time off on Saturday night – either an evening in the local pub or the Royal Hotel or the Stables Harp Session with harpers and local musicians.
Sunday Sept 21
We get on the Cromarty Ferry (Cromarty Rose) to cross the Cromarty Firth to visit some of the Seaboard Villages on the other side, taking in Pictish stones and historical places and churches. http://www.seaboardvillages.com/index.asp?pageid=147969
Then a visit to ANTA http://anta.co.uk/stores/2/Highland-Workshop the Highland’s most prestigious pottery and tweed shop for lunch and a bit of shopping.
Back to Cromarty on the ferry with a visit to the Black Isle Brewing Company for a taste of the local brew http://www.cromartybrewing.co.uk before we return to hear the final performance of all the harp students and tutors. They will be performing the newly commissioned and specially written piece for the harp village at the Stables.
Harp Village ends around 5pm.