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Five day courses
Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 1.5 hours each day
Monday: 1 hour
Though the harp tradition in Scotland died out just before the first waves of Gaels reached the tree-lined shores of Cape Breton, the dance-driven music that survived and evolved on the island is a natural fit for the instrument. Fiddling, piping and Gaelic song stand tall here and we’ll look at adapting repertoire from each lineage to the harp. The unique, percussive piano style which has come to define Cape Breton accompaniment is full of rhythms and structures for harpers to explore. Come prepared for some cracking traditional dance tunes, a song or two, and a window into a vibrant living tradition.