90-min Workshop , Come & Try, Elementary / Intermediate

T36 - Come and Try Wire-Strung Clarsach


COME & TRY WIRE STRUNG CLARSACH - Bill Taylor

(another opportunity is available on Sun 9th, 9.00am)

An opportunity to try out the beautifully resonant wire-strung Highland clarsach. While these were properly played with fingernails at least 2mm long, that’s not necessary for this taster class. The technique we use is often called playing “in the stopped style”, where the finger pads damp certain strings to stop excessive ringing and allow us to hear a clear line for the melody, the decoration, or both. Play a few simple tunes, touch on its history and feel free to ask questions. 

A limited number of wire-strung clarsachs are available and this class will have a maximum of 8 participants

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