Spotted in the press!!

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Excited to be in the national newspapers today! The Times, the Herald, the Metro and the Edinburgh reporter. Fantastic photos by Neil Hanna to celebrate the launch of the Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2017. The Rachel Hair Trio will be performing there and I’ll be teaching a Scottish Harp Course. See you at the Harp Festival???  

Galicia bound!

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Galicia!!! Two weeks till we play there with Festival de Ortigueira! CANNOT WAIT!!! The food, the wine, the music, the people…. LOVE Galicia!!   More info here:http://festivaldeortigueira.com/gl/blog-item/rachel-hair-e-ron-jappy-de-escocia-no-ciclo-festival-no-teatro

Back to the frozen North… Rachel Hair Trio in Norway again

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We’re heading back to the land of the fjords tomorrow, Norway, with the trio. We’ve 21 concerts in local schools, around the north of More og Romsdal and the first few days we’ll be based in the beautiful city of Kristiansund. After that we’re deep amongst the fjords where the temperature will be WELL below 0* brrrrrrrrrrr….

Ah wow! Scots Trad Awards nomination!

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Aw wow, so I’m proper chuffed to announce I’ve been nominated for Tutor of the Year award at the Scots Trad Music Awards organised by Hands Up for Trad​! Thank you so much to all who nominated me. It’s now down to the public vote so if you fancy lending me your vote, I’d be very grateful. You can vote …

Rachel Hair Trio @ Noia Harp Festival, Galicia

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The Rachel Hair Trio are heading out the stunning surroundings of the town of Noia, in Galicia, North-West Spain. We’ll be playing at the Noia Harp Festival in a few days time, on the 3rd of August, and I’ll be teaching a Scottish Harp workshop during the day. More info in the gigs page!

An Chúirt Chruitireachta, the International Harp Festival, Ireland

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I’m honoured to announce that I’ll be performing solo at the wonderful An Chúirt Chruitireachta, the International Harp Festival, in Termonfeckin, Ireland later this month. I’ll be playing alongside Janet Harbison, a harper I’ve admired since I was a youngster, and in the days that she was the director of the Belfast Harp Orchestra. Can’t wait!

New sheetmusic book – Claasagh volume 2.

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Over the past few months I’ve been busy collating and writing arrangements of tunes from the Isle of Man, both old and new, and finally I’m excited to finally release my second volume of “Claasagh – Manx music for celtic harp”, ready for you to buy via the website shop.  The first volume of Claasagh contained only traditional tunes, but this …

Deutschland

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I’m uber excited to say that I’m returning to Germany in a few days time to teach and perform at the wonderful Harfentreffen festival. I first taught and performed at the festival a few years ago so I’m so pleased that I’ll be able to catch up with old friends, and hopefully also make some new ones! I’ll also be …

At last … a gig on the Isle of Man!!

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It’s been a long time coming, but at last the Rachel Hair Trio have arranged a concert on the Isle of Man. We’ll be appearing at the Peel Centenary Centre, this coming Saturday (3rd October), at 8pm. Support will be from the fantastic local fiddler, Isla Callister. Tickets cost £12 and can be bought on the door or online at …

15th June … OFFICIAL ALBUM RELEASE DAY … AT LAST!

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Finally, after many months in the making, I’m pleased to announce that the new Rachel Hair Trio album, Trì, is officially released! Jenn, Cammy and I are really chuffed with the record, so we really hope you enjoy it. If you want to listen to it, there’s a wee soundcloud section on the homepage of this site where you can listen …

New website coming soon

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Keep your eyes peeled as over the coming weeks a new website for will be revealed… in time for the launch of the new Rachel Hair Trio album “Trì”.

Trì pre-order open!

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Pre-order for the new Rachel Hair Trio album “Trì” is now open on the shop page. When you order you’ll soon be emailed a download link to 2 of the tracks. Pre-ordering will allow you to have the actual CD 3 weeks in advance of it’s official launch date of the 15th of June AND there’s lots of great goodies …

New album “Trì” complete

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The new Rachel Hair album “Trì” is now complete! Pre-orders will begin on the 1st of May so be sure to get your order in then…

Album recording underway

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The Rachel Hair Trio are recording a new album! We’re almost finished recording album no. 4 for Rachel, and album no. 2 for the actual trio. Release date is currently looking to be late May this year…

So back to Norway it is…

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Hello and a belated Happy New Year! Many of you will know that January for musicians living in Glasgow means Celtic Connections, which kinda has a habit of taking over your life! So that’s my excuse for this late blog…. We’re currently back in Norway in the middle of another schools tour. This time the trio are in the city of …

New Blog

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Ahhh… the first blog post… Ok folks, so I’ve decided to start a blog.  My trio is in the midst of preparing a new album to record so I figured it would be an interesting thing to start a blog about the whole process so you can see what all is involved in it. I really wish it was as …

New Bass Player!

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I’m very excited to announce that we have a new member of the Rachel Hair Trio, double bassist, Cameron Maxwell! Cammy has been playing off and on with us for a while now, and, well, he’s such an awesome musician that it was only right that we made him an official member. We’re loving the fresh take he has on …

Archibald Knox Commision

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I was thrilled to be commissioned by Culture Vannin and the Archibald Knox Society to write the piece “The Deer’s Cry” to celebrate 150 years since the birth of the famed Manx art nouveau designer Archibald Knox. I performed “The Deer’s Cry” last week on Knox’s 150th birthday, together my student harp ensemble “Claasagh”, to a sell-out crowd at St Germans Cathedral, on …