September 14, 2016

Harp 2017 is coming

We are excited to be doing a Harpa trip in 2017!  (If you want to go on the Harp the Highlands and Islands Tour, start planning – we’ll be going in 2018!).  We are scheduling the trip for 11 - 25 May 2017.

Join Sue Richards (Concert Mistress), Beth Kolle (Harpa Founder), and me as we travel to the Isle of Skye, the Borders and more.  We will meet old friends and new.  And we’ll be playing lots of music.  We will also perform and give back through concerts for good causes.  Bring your harp and have a good time – we will have some ensemble parts to share.  

You don’t have to be a harp player - we welcome other (small) traditional instruments and appreciators.  We are delighted to be going back to Scotland and the opportunity to see some new places.

While the schedule is still taking shape, but we are looking a trip along the lines of the following:

Day 1 – Collect everyone in Edinburgh and head to St Andrews
Day 2 – Head to Ft William via Aberfeldy, Falls of Dochart, and Glencoe
Day 3 – Go on to three days on the Isle of Skye
Day 4 – See Scenic Skye including Dunvegan Castle
Day 5 – Visit the Talisker distillery, the Fairy Falls and Eilen Donan Castle
Day 6 – Travel to Loch Lomond, and the Trossochs and Glasgow highlights
Day 7 – Spend the day in Glasgow
Day 8 thru 13. While we're finalizing the specific days, we will visit Ayrshire and Dumfries (Burns country) and will have five concerts including performances at:
  • Culzean Castle (for National Trust for Scotland)
  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
  • Dumfries House (for the Prince's Trust)
  • Others are still in work
Day 14. Return to Edinburgh

Remember that we will have only 14 seats on this trip.  You will (as before) need to bring your lever harp (we learned last time that hiring a harp there was in the “just too darn hard” category).

As we have updates they will be posted on the website.  I’m already taking places so let me know if you are interested soon.

As always, questions welcomed and encouraged.  

I’m so looking forward this trip – I know we’ll have a great time! Hope you join me –

Contact me for more information and to reserve your place.  And watch this space for updates.

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