First gig…wish me luck!

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    Audrey Nickel on #164076

    Hey all,

    I’m going to be “playing out” for the first time on the harp this Saturday at the Loch Lomond Celtic Society Highland Games and Celtic Festival in Ben Lomond, CA.

    unknown-user on #164077


    I wish you all the best!

    louise-vickerman on #164078

    Hi Audrey,

    Best of Luck!!!! You’ll be fantastic, great to hear you are “gigging”, I remember doing the Ceilidhs and festivals when I was playing clarsach yonks ago, it is such a fun performance experience. You will be proud of me, this July I played a recital at the symphony’s Deer Valley Music Festival of a program of all 20thC. British harp music and decided to program a couple of selections on my clarsach (“Prelude14” by Eddie McGuire and some songs by Ronald Stevenson), I had to (embarassingly) admit to my audience that it was the first time in 25 years I had publicly performed on the clarsach, I promise it won’t be another 25 years before I do it again!


    Audrey Nickel on #164079


    unknown-user on #164080

    Going to be great. Congratulations and good luck, cool and positive thoughts to you. I love the planets suite. I have always been fond of Holst and Vaughn-Williams and the early 20th ct English, impressionistic composers. (I was born just down the road from Vaughn-Williams’s house. My parents remember him in the neighbourhood) Wishing you all the very best.


    sherry-lenox on #164081

    Oh my, so many wonderful things to read about! I can’t wait to get into some of the things you are all playing. I’ve played the Holst in wind ensemble but I can only imagine how wonderful it must sound when played on harps!

    I love the English composers! Has anyone ever played Grainger on harp. I’ll make a guess that some of his work needs pedal harp, but maybe some on lever. Irish Tune from County Derry maybe?

    Best thoughts and wishes for all of you who will be playing this weekend!

    kay-lister on #164082

    Audrey –

    GOOD LUCK, YOU’LL DO GREAT, HAVE FUN!!!! You’ll always remember your first gig.

    Audrey Nickel on #164083

    I’ve sung the Holst…well, that portion, anyway.

    Audrey Nickel on #164084

    Everything went really well!

    kay-lister on #164085

    WAY TO GO AUDREY!!!!!!!

    Audrey Nickel on #164086

    It was certainly a good place to learn to play with distractions!

    Audrey Nickel on #164087

    Oops…I guess there are four!

    kay-lister on #164088

    Audrey – Great picture – Good job girl.

    Kari Q on #164089

    Hi Audrey,

    First I would like to say, congratulations!

    Audrey Nickel on #164090

    Well, you never know!

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