On Friday 24th April is the first big public outing of the replica Queen Mary harp after it has been seriously reworked inside by Natalie Surina of Ériú Harps. I am going to present my “Margaret 1281” programme of storytelling, song, harp music and bowed-lyre tunes, as part of the annual Northern Streams festival in Edinburgh.
The concert is on Friday evening, starting at 7:30pm; I will do one half and then the other half will be original tunes by Fjärin, a folk trio from Denmark & Sweden.
Then on Saturday, I am presenting a workshop, “an Introduction to the Bowed Lyre”. We will learn some songs and tunes from bowed-lyre traditions in different northern countries, and there will be a chance to have a go on this strange squeaky thing as well!
The programme for the two days is packed with other interesting workshops and concerts. So do come along to the Grassmarket Centre and discover some intruiging new sounds!
Here is the full programme as a PDF download:
Northern Streams 2015 Leaflet