Petworth Festival – Harpland

Over the last year I have been exploring the theme of Migration in it’s many forms.  Graham Fitkin (composer) and I have taken old Gaelic songs and tunes from bagpipe and fiddle books to make new incarnations of the music for my three harps – the sitar-like Renaissance bray harp, the beautiful medieval Gaelic wire harp (clàrsach) and the Scottish lever harp. The ancient music is re-imagined in looping, evolving patterns. My long-term research into pibroch piping technique – a highly ornamental style underpinned by a drone – inspires the sound world of the concert, combining ancient aural sources with modern technology. Graham introduces the evening and talks about the stories of migration connected to the music. https://www.petworthfestival.org.uk

Date

15 Jul 2022
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