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Biggar Music presents: Karen Marshalsay

Friday, September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Karen Marshalsay is one of Scotland’s leading harpers with a new album of traditional harp music and original compositions, The Road to Kennacraig released on Monday 15th July.

Karen is a master of all three Scottish harps – the warm sounding modern gut-strung lever harp, the clear ringing wire-strung clarsach of the Highlands and Gaelic culture,  and the baroque bray harp with its buzzing sitar-like effect – and she features each of them, as well as whistle on one track, across the album.

With tunes spanning over 400 years, this first solo album shows Karen is a highly accomplished player of traditional music and a fine composer of tunes in a living tradition.

As well as appearing in solo concerts, Karen is currently a member of Irish folk music legend, flute and whistle master and singer Cathal McConnell’s trio. She has also produced new works for Celtic Connections’ New Voices series, Hands up for Trad’s Distil showcase concerts, and Drake Music Scotland, and she was Composer in Residence with Harps North West in 2016.

Tickets £14 (Students/ SchoolPupils FREE) from Brownlies on the High Street, on the door and online here:

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Friday, September 13
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Corn Exchange
126a High Street
Biggar, South Lanarkshire ML12 6DH United Kingdom


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