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Learning to play the harp (clarsach)
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Learning to play the clarsach:
If you are interested in learning to play the clarsach, but would like to 'have a go' before you part with a lot of money, I would recommend that you hire a harp from Fountain Harps. They also have learner books and tapes.
Based in the Scottish borders, they can arrange the hire to many places
throughout Scotland and also England.
Harp enthusiasts may also appreciate the following pages, about the
Irish harper Carolan
Comunn na Clarsaich (The Clarsach Society)
Midlothian EH26 9LQ
(has got to be one of the best in Scotland!)
Janet Annan of Queensferry
teaches clarsach & Harp
Tel: 0131 319 1925
Janet also does weddings & events
Unit 4, Old Ferry Road,
by Fort William PH33 6SA
Tel: 01855 821429 (fax: 01855 821577)
Ardival Harps (Bill Taylor)
Orchard House, Castle Leod
Strathpeffer, Ross-shire IV14 9AA
(also offers harp tuition, all levels)
Another resource is "Sounding Strings" magazine published Quarterly by
The Old School
Tel: +44 (0)1330 850722
They operate mail order music and recordings and we will be restarting publication of the magazine later this year.
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