C11 The Festival Orchestra / Mòd Prizewinner / Pedal Power 2

Merchiston Concerts - Memorial Hall


The Festival Orchestra
Directed by Isobel Mieras
Festival students join na Clàrsairean, the orchestra of the Edinburgh Branch of The Clarsach Society and Rhona Smith of Drake Music, Scotland in a new suite, Shapes and Shadows, composed by Isobel Mieras in collaboration with Rhona, blending and contrasting acoustic harps, electronic sound and the spoken word.

Isabella Somerville - Mòd Prize winner
Isabella began playing clarsach in 2016. Encouraged and inspired by her teachers, Bill Taylor and Cheyenne Brown, and her love of the instrument, she has subsequently enjoyed success in many competitions. She will play a programme of Gaelic music.

Pedal Power 2
Led by Eira Lynn Jones
Members of the Festival pedal course led by Eira Lynn Jones demonstrate their performance skills, versatility and the power of a pedal harp ensemble in a programme including a newly commissioned work from Fiona Clifton-Welker and a new ensemble arrangement by Amy Turk.

Supported by:
The Royal National Mod
Drake Music Scotland