In December 2012, in 10 foot of Dolomite snow, Ruth and Graham began work on a new album. The music is a selection of their favourite Christmas carols, rearranged for Concert harp, Bray harp and Gaelic wire strung harp by Graham. Candlelit recitals took place in stately homes and castles throughout Great Britain, and were introduced by Graham, who traced the history of the carols, while Ruth performed the carols alongside medieval music and gems from Piazzolla, Debussy and Satie. Venues included Holkham Hall, Fyvie Castle, Glendurgan, Culzean Castle and Falkland Palace.
Ruth and Graham will be touring the show again in 2018.
Previous TOUR DATES in 2013/2014 – for full details see diary
Scorrier House Cornwall, Culzean Castle Ayrshire, Kellie Castle Fife, The Sage Gateshead, Falkland Palace Fife, St George’s Hall Liverpool, Sutton House London, Holkham Hall Norfolk, Lacock Abbey Wiltshire, Gelndurgan Cornwall, Dornoch Cathedral Sutherland, Hill of Tarvit Fife, Fyvie Castle
To listen to excerpts from the carols please visit https://soundcloud.com/ruth-wall-harp
Harps – Ruth Wall
Composer – Graham Fitkin
Images – Steve Tanner
Videos – Morgan Lowndes