Free Harp Sheetmusic Arrangement!

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Here you go folks, as promised on my Facebook page, a tune to celebrate the fact I’ve had to pay lots of £’s to get Mostly Scottish Harp vol. 2 and Claasagh vol. 1 reprinted, so here it is! I’ve actually cheated a bit and given you one from my first book, Mostly Scottish Harp vol. 1 just because, well, …

USA Again!

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I’m very much looking forward to the summer as I’ve been invited back to teach at Somerset Folk Harp Festival. I’m teaching a variety of courses. Check them out here: somersetharpfest.com

Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy – new official duo!

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So in the summer I had a fab time out on tour in Europe on the Weltenklang Celtic Summer Nights Tour with Scottish guitarist Ron Jappy. In fact, we had such a fab time that we’ve decided to start to do some more playing together 🙂 So aye, expect many more Rach ‘n Ron adventures in 2018! For now though …

Instagram anyone?

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Any of you folk on instagram these days? I’m using it more and more including their story feature (when you see my insta profile pic glowing press it for daily updates!). So aye, surprisingly enough you can find me at: www.instagram.com/rachelhair DISCLAIMER: I do, eh, harp on a bit… 👻  

Back in Norway

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LOVING being back and touring in Norway with the Rachel Hair Trio After today’s school concerts in Stranda and Sykkylven (thank you all for singing along so brilliantly with South Australia) we took the stunning ferry down the world famous UNESCO fjord Geiranger… I’ve always wanted to come here and despite the rain it was still SO beautiful! 

NEW VIDEO with Ron Jappy

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Check out the video page (http://www.rachelhair.com/videos/) for a new video filmed on the last day of our Celtic Summer Nights tour in Austria. The Duke of Fife’s Welcome to Deeside has to be my favourite Skinner tune ever!

Scottish Harp Day in Peebles

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A WHOLE DAY OF ALL THINGS SCOTTISH HARP!! **Sunday the 27th August ** Can you think of anything better?? If not… PLEASE SHARE THIS POST! I’m very much looking forward to be taking part in the “Celebrate Scottish Harp Day” as part of the Creative Peebles Festival at the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles, the Scottish Borders. They’ve a host of …

Festival Interceltique Lorient, Brittany

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I’m excited to be heading back to Brittany later this week for the Festival Interceltique de Lorient… it’s been too long! I’m playing with the group Annym (Isla Callister on fiddle and Cairistìona Dougherty on whistles/vocals) )from the Isle of Man, so if any Breton friends are in the area please do come say hello! We’re playing at the Espace …

Great fun teaching in Co. Laois Ireland

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Wow. What a weekend I had teaching at the Music Generation Laois Trad summer camp in Co. Laois, Ireland. Great to meet so many youngsters loving trad music! Throughout the year Music Generation Laois provides kids from low income backgrounds the chance to learn irish music and a lot of their work is focused on both uilleann pipes and harps… …

New video from Celtic Summer Nights tour!

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I’ve just uploaded a new video (on Facebook) complete with birdsong!! Filmed on the Weltenklang Celtic Summer Nights tour that I’m currently performing on, with guitarist Ron Jappy. We played this concert in a forest in southern Austria… stunning! See it here: https://www.facebook.com/rachelhairharp/videos/10155466149388415/

Not long till Celtic Summer Nights European tour…

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Just a few days before myself and Ron fly out to Austria for the Weltenklang Celtic Summer Nights tour. Please tag anyone you know near these places (we head into Italy and Switzerland too!) 16.06.2017, 20:00, St Gerold AUSTRIA 17.06.2017, 20:00, Uster SWITZERLAND 19.06.2017, 20:00, Korneuburg AUSTRIA 20.06.2017, 20:00 St Polten AUSTRIA 21.06.2017, 20:00 Vienna AUSTRIA 22.06.2017, 20:00 Innsbruck AUSTRIA …

Shetland Tour Day 5

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I’m currently spending a week touring the Shetland islands bringing my harp, tunes and stories in live performances to patients, residents, children and staff at 10 different care settings across the islands. The trip is being organised by the fantastic organisation Music in Hospitals Scotland and has been made possible thanks to Total E&P UK Limited. Today started with a …

Shetland Tour Day 4

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I’m currently spending a week touring the Shetland islands bringing my harp, tunes and stories in live performances to patients, residents, children and staff at 10 different care settings across the islands. The trip is being organised by the fantastic organisation Music in Hospitals Scotland and has been made possible thanks to Total E&P UK Limited. Today I’ve been staying …

Shetland Tour Day 3

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I’m currently spending a week touring the Shetland islands bringing my harp, tunes and stories in live performances to patients, residents, children and staff at 10 different care settings across the islands. The trip is being organised by the fantastic organisation Music in Hospitals Scotland and has been made possible thanks to Total E&P UK Limited. Day 3 of my …

Shetland Tour Day 2

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I’m currently spending a week touring the Shetland islands bringing my harp, tunes and stories in live performances to patients, residents, children and staff at 10 different care settings across the islands. The trip is being organised by the fantastic organisation Music in Hospitals Scotland and has been made possible thanks to Total E&P UK Limited. I’ve had a lovely …

Shetland Tour Day 1

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I’m currently spending a week touring the Shetland islands bringing my harp, tunes and stories in live performances to patients, residents, children and staff at 10 different care settings across the islands. The trip is being organised by the fantastic organisation Music in Hospitals Scotland and has been made possible thanks to Total E&P UK Limited. Great first concert at …

Solo tour in the Shetland Islands

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I’m off on an adventure!!! Very excited this weekend to be flying to the far North to spend a week traveling across Shetland to bring my harp, tunes and stories in live performances to patients, residents, children and staff at 10 different care settings across the islands. The trip is being organised by the fantastic organisation Music in Hospitals Scotland …

Japan tour with Joy Dunlop!

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I’m very excited to announce that next month I’m heading to Japan for a tour with the award winning Scottish Gaelic singer and stepdancer Joy Dunlop. We’ll be mainly in Tokyo and Osaka playing concerts and teaching workshops. We can’t wait to visit this amazing country, so if you’ve been before and have any tips on places to see, food …