Rachel is a much sought after celtic harp teacher worldwide, and has taught Scottish harp at numerous celtic harp festivals throughout the world. She has published 4 books of harp arrangements and compositions, and her music has featured on the syllabuses of both the RCS Scottish Harp grade exams, Trinity College London grade exams and national clarsach competitions.
She was nominated Tutor of the Year at the 2016 Scots Trad Music Awards.
Through her work as visiting harp for the Isle of Man, the smallest of the Celtic nations, Rachel has emerged as the world’s premiere specialist in Manx Harp music. Having founded the harp ensemble Claasagh on the island, she is at the forefront of a revival of Manx harp and this has led to invitations to teach and perform Manx music worldwide.
Some of the harp festivals that Rachel has performed / taught at include:
The Edinburgh International Harp Festival – Scotland
Somerset Folk Harp Festival – USA
Tokyo Irish Harp Festival – Japan
Arfavita – Russia
O’Carolan Harp Festival – Ireland
Rencontres Internationales de Harpe Celtique – France
Harfentreffen – Germany
Festival Internacional Arpa Sentmenat – Spain
Noia Harp Festival – Galicia
The Swiss Harp Festival – Switzerland
Bardonecchia Harp Festival – Italy