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

rachel Tour Diary

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 …

Virtual Harp Summer 2017

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Totally stoked to be one of the presenters at this years Virtual Harp Summit. It’s happening next month, so wherever you are in the world sign up now! http://virtualharpsummit.com/?ref=cf1e83

THIS SUMMER! Celtic Summer Nights Tour… Europe!

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Alright! Austria here I come! I’m thrilled to announce I’m one of the artists on the 19th Celtic Summer Nights tour. So far there’s 12 dates around Austria, Italy and Switzerland in June this year. The fantastic Scottish guitarist Ron Jappy will be playing with me for this tour and we’re very much looking forward to meeting the fab Irish …

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 …

the next stage… Distribution and PR

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Greetings from a very wet and windy Oban! I’ve been here to adjudicate the clarsach (Scottish harp) competitions at the Oban Mod. I’ve a wee bit of waiting till my lift back to Glasgow, so I thought I should take the chance to write a blog. As I type, I’m surrounded by beautiful Gaelic acapella harmony singing as the choirs …