Concerts

I play in public concerts, though I prefer informal domestic music-making.

I have been working on the traditional Irish harp music from a bit over 200 years ago, for example:
– Early 19th century versions of Irish & Scottish harp tunes at the bicentenary “Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band Concert” in Edinburgh (2017);
– 18th century pibroch or ceòl mór at the Festival of Early Irish harp in Kilkenny (2018);
– Traditional Irish harp music from the last of the old harpers, at the bicentenary of the Irish harp Society, at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast (2019).

I used to specialise in performing reconstructed or re-imagined medieval and Renaissance Scottish harp music, using the replica 14th-century “Queen Mary” clàrsach. Notable performances have included:
– Medieval sacred and ceremonial music at the Dinan harp festival, Brittany (2012);
– Recreating 14th century bardic poetry performance for the Clan Donald Lords of the Isles, with singer Gillebrìde MacMillan on the Isle of Skye and in Glasgow (2014);
– Special exhibitions and events at the British Museum, London (2016 & 2018).

For some examples, see my Youtube channel where I put film of live events and specially recorded performances.