31 July 2020Patreon page is live
Karen now has a Patreon page where you can connect with her and hear about her creative process, inspiration, work in progress and lots more. There's various levels from a general supporter looking for news and behind the scenes to lots of tunes and sheet music and more - check it out!
30 July 2020Sheet music PDFs now available
Karen's six books are now all available to buy as PDFs from Marsharp Music, along with individual pieces which are on a current exam syllabus.
02 July 2020Karen is now on Bandcamp!
Karen's album The Road to Kennacraig is now available on Bandcamp as a CD and digital album. And on July 3rd Bandcamp are having a Free Friday which means they are giving 100% of sales direct to the artist without taking any fees. So if you're interested in the album now would be a great time ...
16 June 2020Lockdown O'Carolan Challenge
There is a Lockdown O'Carolan Challenge running in the Facebook Celtic Harp group - the initiative of Asya Sergeeva. Tune numbers were randomly assigned from the Donal O'Sullivan book and Karen drew number 97 Mr Malone. It's not one that's heard very much if at all, so check out her version on YouTube.
11 June 2020Agent for Karen Marshalsay
24 March 2020CD and book sales suspended
** Update 2nd July - CDs are now shipping. Look out for news on books and pdfs soon! **
Due to the necessary lockdown in the UK to tackle the current pandemic I have suspended all sales of CDs and books for the time being. While post offices are still open at the minute I don't feel that these are essential items and do not want to expose anyone in the royal mail supply chain to unnecessary risk, and feel that we should only post absolutely essential items for now.
The wire harp music packages (pdf score and mp3s) are still available as these are instant digital downloads, but all other sheet music books and scores are on hold at the minute.
Let's all keep our communities safe!
20 March 2020ALL GIGS AND WORKSHOPS POSTPONED
Like everyone else in this strange time all gigs, performances, and workshops have been cancelled for the next few months anyway. Let's all stay safe and at home and support the NHS and hopefully live music will be out and about again later in the year. If you'd like to join my newsletter for any updates about anything that might be going on (at a good social distance!) such as livestreams please subscribe here. We are hoping to reschedule the cancelled events in October/November and details will be on here and in the newsletter.
Thanks. Stay safe everyone and wash your hands!
08 March 2020Glasgow workshop
Karen will be teaching a workshop for the Glasgow Branch of the Clarsach Society on Sunday 8 March 2-5 (doors open 1.30). There are two tutors and two groups divided by level and both groups get an hour with each tutor then come together at the end. The venue is Nuffield Health Centre, Strathblane Road, Milngavie. Cost £10 and non members welcome.
20 February 2020**POSTPONED** Solo gig and workshop in Ilkley March 28/29
Karen will be playing a solo harp concert in The Manor House in Ilkley on Saturday 28 March (times tbc probably 7.30-9.30) - a rare chance to hear all three Scottish harps in an intimate acousting setting. She will teach a day workshop for Transpennine Harps in Burley in Wharfdale Library on the Sunday.
Update - these events have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak and will hopefully be rescheduled in October/November.