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Clàrsach na Bànrighe is the historical harp CD from Simon Chadwick.

From medieval plainchant in honour of St Andrew, to a Gaelic song of 1715 complaining of defeat in battle.

This CD presents two complementary programmes, of medieval and 18th century repertory, played on a specially commissioned replica of the famous medieval Scottish Queen Mary harp.

Special Event

Edinburgh International Harp Festival
Merchiston Castle School
294 Colinton Road
EH13 0PT
SUNDAY 30th MARCH 2008
The Queen Mary Harp - Simon Chadwick
Event W8 11.15 - 12.15pm. Admission 6
See and hear fully decorated replica of the medieval Scottish 'Queen Mary' harp, commissioned by Simon Chadwick from harpmaker Davy Patton in 2006. Simon will talk about the original in the National Museum of Scotland, as well as how the new replica was made, from finding the timber in old orchards and up mountains, to stringing it with hand made medieval brass, sterling silver and 18 carat gold wire.

Launch recitals

The Prior's House, St Andrews Cathedral
Tuesday 11th March 2008, 12.45-1.15pm
Admission free; please collect tickets from the Visitor Centre 01334 472563

Wighton Heritage Centre, Dundee Central Library
Thursday 13th March 2008, 7.30pm
Admission free

Poster (pdf, 532k)