Concerts

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

I have been working on the traditional Irish harp music from a bit over 200 years ago. I have done events playing traditional old Irish harp tunes on a big wire-strung Irish harp, for example:
– 19th century settings of Irish & Scottish harp tunes, at the bicentenary “Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band Concert” in Edinburgh (2017)
– 18th century pibroch or ceòl mór adapted for the harp, 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)

Years ago (before 2017), I used to perform reconstructed or re-imagined medieval and Renaissance Scottish harp music, using the replica 14th-century “Queen Mary” clàrsach. I took the replica medieval harp to some interesting venues and played for some interesting events:
– 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 as well as specially recorded performances.