Friday 9th December 2022
Gerrans & Portscatho Memorial Hall
General admission £13 / Roseland Music Society Members £12 / Young people (8-25 year olds) free
Join us for a unique evening with internationally renowned harpist Ruth Wall. Exploring the theme of Migration in its many forms, Ruth and composer Graham Fitkin have taken old Gaelic songs and tunes from bagpipe and fiddle books to make ‘creative transcriptions’ for Ruth’s three harps – the sitar-like Renaissance bray harp, the beautiful medieval Gaelic wire harp (clàrsach) and the Scottish lever harp.
Ruth’s long-term research into the pibroch piping technique – a highly ornamental style underpinned by a drone – informs her playing style and inspires the sound world of this fascinating and unique concert, combining ancient aural sources with modern technology. Ruth conjures up mesmerising and intricate patterns on these unique instruments, while Graham introduces the evening and talks about the stories of migration connected to the music.
90 minutes plus interval
Suitable for all ages