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The Festival Orchestra is made up of students attending the Festival and na Clarsairean, the orchestra of the Edinburgh Branch of the Clarsach Society. Together they will perform the suite The Megget Valley, by Isobel Mieras, incorporating new and traditional music, inspired by the turbulent history and peaceful landscape of the Scottish Borders.
Pippa Reid Foster will play compositions featured in her debut album Driftwood Harp. Creating these pieces, some in traditional idiom and others more abstract in form, has been an emotional and inspiring journey which she is delighted to share with us this afternoon.
Heavenly Harmonies. The medieval harp in the 21st century has the same power to enchant and uplift as it did in the 12th. The harp ensemble Angelorum brings the music of the spheres down to earth. Medieval modes, melodies, and methods of improvisation are woven together on ten historical harps to create a vibrant, shimmering tapestry of sound.