JANEWARY CHALLENGE! Days 1-10 of this second online daily harp teaching video project features a set of traditional tunes from Skye arranged by Karen. Originally put out in 2017 the materials are all still there to access including sheet music and videos.
NEWVEMBER CHALLENGE! Over on Harps North West you can follow along and learn a piece of Karen's tune, Tracey's Wriggly Jig, each day for November - with videos by Mary Dunsford and sheet music available too! Join in - the more the merrier - keeps the November winds and general dreichness at bay! This free online learning project took place daily in November 2015 but you can still join in and follow along now as the all the materials are still freely available!
Here are a few of my own tunes and arrangements of traditional tunes for clarsach. They can be downloaded free as pdfs, or printed out from here. Information on my published music books can be found at Marsharp Music. Individual wire-strung arrangements can now be purchased here.
The 25th String A slow air written for my harp maker, Jack Yule, when he left Scotland to go and build a house in Colorado. A harp arrangement of this tune is in The Clarsach Collection Vol 2.
MacKinnon's Brook A more challenging strathspey, taught to the intermediate group of the Glasgow Branch. A sample arrangement from my book The Clarsach Collection Volume 2 Intermediate.
ARRANGED FOR WIRE-STRUNG HARPS
O caite am bheil u rhuin (O where are you my love) A tune from the Elizabeth Ross manuscript which I taught at the 2013 Edinburgh International Harp Festival and gave to the Wire Branch as a freebie to hand out - you can download it here.
Tha Fonn Gun Bhi Trom This tune is from the Patrick MacDonald Collection, arranged as a reel. I taught this on my Skye course in 2007 when it was a mixed group of wire and gut-strung players.