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.


15 Jul 2022