Rachel

“A superb Highland Harper” (BBC Radio 2) Rachel Hair is “One of the UK’s finest contemporary Celtic harpists and tunesmiths” (Songlines).

From the Highland village of Ullapool, a prominent performer in the Scottish Traditional Music scene and a much sought after performer, composer and tutor of the lever harp, Rachel has released 4 critically acclaimed albums and toured extensively throughout Europe, the USA and beyond, both as a soloist and with the “Rachel Hair Trio”.

Now based in Glasgow, a Scottish city renowned for its melting pot of musical and cultural style, Rachel is passionate about promoting the harp, Scotland’s most ancient instrument. She strives to open up fresh horizons for it, removing it from its stereotypical, stuffy ballroom image, whilst always remaining true to her Highland roots.

As well as performing as a soloist, Rachel currently performs in a duo with Scottish acoustic guitarist Ron Jappy.