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Clàrsach Online with Ingrid Henderson

START: 13 July 2020
END: 15 July 2020
COST: £110

Steeped in the music of the West Highlands, Ingrid Henderson is one of the finest instrumentalists in Scotland today and is highly in demand as a tutor and performer. Ingrid will be teaching an online harp course aimed at upper beginner – intermediate level and will teach material from the Gaelic and Highland tradition. The course will be taught by ear but with written music sent out at the end of each day. Audio recordings of each piece can also be taken to aid learning. The course consists of nine classes over three days (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) with three online classes each day at 10.00 – 11.00, 11.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 14.30, all delivered via Zoom.  Where possible classes will be limited to 8 students. Book your place now!

Here are some comments from previous participants on the course:

“A very friendly course with great atmosphere”

“Ingrid is a great tutor”

“Really enjoyed it and found it very beneficial.  I will be coming back!”

More about the tutor:

Involved in many aspects of traditional music, Lochaber based harper and pianist Ingrid Henderson is a ”musician of quite outstanding calibre, a virtuoso in terms of sensibility”. Ingrid has over twenty years experience performing, teaching and recording traditional music appearing with the likes of Cliar, Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band, Blazin Fiddles & singers, Anne Martin & Margaret Stewart. She is principalharp tutor at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music and also runs Old Laundry Productions, a studio/music production company based in Glenfinnan. For more information on Ingrid and her music, please click here.

Here is a video of Ingrid playing the tune ‘Eilean Fhiannan’ composed by Charlie MacFarlane for St Finan’s Isle, or the Green Isle, which sits on Loch Shiel, Moidart and has been a Christian burial ground since the days of St Finan (a Columban-trained monk who died in 661 AD). Alasdair Grant also put lyrics to the melody a few years ago, so some might also know the tune as ’S truagh nach robh mi comhla riut’.

For more information on Ingrid and her music, please click here.

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