C3 The Song of the Oak and the Ivy by Corrina Hewat : Cormac De Barra
THE EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL HARP FESTIVAL 2022 SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT
SPONSORED BY SALVI MUSIC LONDON
THE LONDON AND SOUTH EAST BRANCH OF THE CLARSACH SOCIETY
Introduced by Màiri Macleod
Cormac De Bara
Corrina Hewat’s The Song of the Oak and The Ivy
The Song of the Oak & the Ivy
This suite for ten harps, played by Mary Macmaster, Wendy Stewart, Heather Downie, Bill Taylor, Tristan Le Govic and Corrina herself, intensely captures, in four movements, the diverse energies within the contemporary Scottish harp revival. Commissioned in 2011 from Corrina by the ElHF in celebration of its 30th year and the Clarsach Society’s 80th anniversary, it is based on a short story written by Eugene Field in 1891.
**** ”The piece dynamically encapsulated the clarsach’s multigenerational, multicultural identity today, both in its array of exponents and instrumental varieties – from the ancient wire-strung model to the 21st century electro-harp – and its brilliant compositional synthesis of genres, moods and timbres.” Sue Wilson, The Scotsman
Cormac De Barra
Cláirseach na hÉireann – The Harp of Ireland
A popular return to our Festival by Cormac presenting a concert of Irish airs, harpers’ melodies, dance tunes and songs in the Irish language.
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- 9 April 2022
- 120 minutes
- George Watson's College Concerts
- Assembly Hall