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14 November 2018Friday 16 November in Edinbugh

Friday 16 November - Under the Avatar - Compassion, Trauma and the Arts  7.30-9.30pm with Stovies Supper
Edinburgh SNP Club, 16, North St. Andrew St, Edinburgh
Allan Macdonald, Cathal McConnell, 
Lisa Rigby, Penny Stone, Karen Marshalsay,
Robert Alan Jamieson, Joy Hendry and Steve Burnett (United Nations Envoy for Peace through Music and maker of the Wilfred Owen violin)
An evening of music, poetry and song featuring some of Edinburgh’s finest artists, hosted by Lorna J. Waite, to commemorate the end of the First World War and to fundraise for
The Rivers Centre, Edinburgh which supports people recovering from trauma. 
Tickets £10/8 available on the door, from the Edinburgh SNP Club

01 November 201810 November Glasgow gig

Karen will give a solo lunchtime recital on Saturday 10 November 1-2pm for Sphere at RSS in Renfield St Stephen's Church Bath Street Glasgow. No tickets, retiral donations welcome.

10 October 2018Cathal McConnell Trio at Craiglockhart Church 20 October

The Cathal McConnell Trio will be performing at Craiglockhart Church Edinburgh 7.30pm on Saturday 20 October - tickets £10 on the door, from 0131 444 1615 or contact Karen by email. A rare chance to hear the master play locally in an intimate acoustic venue.

25 September 2018Miniatures premiered 25 September

Renowned harpist Olivia Jageurs will be performing one of Karen's works "Coruscating" at Shortwave Nights in Bermondsey 25 September with violinist Philippa Mo as part of a series of miniature 15 second works written by composers all over the globe. It will also be live streamed on the 15second harp Facebook page.

more info on the live event 

06 September 2018YouTube channel

Karen now has a YouTube channel and the first short video is up - a demonstration of an ornament called 'the beat' which she uses a lot and often gets asked by other players how she does it as it's not that common a technique. Go check it out! And if you have any feedback or requests for future videos you can get in touch here.

18 August 2018Extra date with Misha's Gang 22 August

Yesterday's concert sold out at Surgeons Hall so we've added in an extra one on Wednesday 22nd August 3pm at Surgeons Hall Grand Theatre. This will be the last chance to see this Scottish/Russian, trad/classical, harp & strings collaboration at the Edinburgh Fringe! Tickets £12/10 online or at the venue.

02 August 2018Fringe dates with Misha's Gang!

Karen will be guest soloist with the Russian String Orchestra conducted by Misha Rachlevsky in the Misha's Gang shows on Monday 6th, Sunday 12th and Friday 17th August - 3pm at the Space at Surgeons Hall (Venue 53) playing two of her compositions for harp and string orchestra The Girl with the Purple Harp and The Road to Dalginross. Tickets available online  £14/£10 and from the venue.

13 July 2018Collaboration with Russian String Orchestra at the Fringe!

Karen is very excited to be collaborating with acclaimed Russian conductor Misha Rachlevsky and his Russian String Orchestra at several of their Fringe dates this August - more news to come! 

02 July 2018Solo recital in RSS Glasgow

Karen will be playing a solo lunchtime recital in Renfield St Stephen's church in the city centre, Glasgow 1-2pm on Saturday 10 November.

13 June 2018Clarsach competition finalist

The Princess Margaret of the Isles Memorial Prize for Senior Clarsach

Karen is one of four finalists in the new clarsach competition being held on Skye on Saturday 16th June 2pm at Armadale Castle, along with Mairi Chaimbeul, Fraya Thomsen and Riko Matsuoka. The event will be live streamed on Facebook and YouTube - more info here

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