Karen will be teaching an Introduction to Pibroch on Wire-Strung Harp at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival (4-9th April) at Merchiston Castle School. There are still some places available if you're quick!
A relaxed and gentle introduction to the great music of the Highland pipes, this class will look at the first pibroch Karen learned, The Battle of the Bridge of Perth, working on the ground (ùrlar) and several variations. Techniques, phrasing, and other stylistic features will be discussed along with a general introduction to pibroch. We will also look at ways of incorporating two-handed ‘gurgly’ variations into other tunes, giving them a pibroch-like quality. The class requires the C above middle C to be tuned to C# (no other sharps needed), and will work both by ear and with notation.
The class runs from 4.30-6pm for four days - more info and booking here www.harpfestival.co.uk