T28 Ancient Scottish and Irish Songs for Harpers and Singers

Bill Taylor & Robert Getchell

Merchiston Courses - Classroom Space


5 Day Course (Saturday to Wednesday)

Robert and Bill team up for a class bringing together singers and harpers exploring historical songs taken

 from the earliest printed sources of music from Scotland and Ireland. The songs will be supported with instrumental versions for fiddle, flute, harp, keyboard, lute and pipes, appearing in contemporary sources. Songs will be in either English or Irish Gaelic; no knowledge of Irish language is necessary. Players of all harps are invited – both gut and wire strings are welcome as players learn to play in the ‘the stopped style’ with historical damping techniques.