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
05 April 2018Teachers' Seminar at EIHF
Karen has been asked to speak at a Teachers' Seminar on the first day of the Edinburgh International Harp Festival, and chair a session on Exams, Competitions, Technique and Studies.