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!
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.
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!