Karen is a master of traditional Scottish harp music, specialising on all three Scottish harps (wire & gut-strung clarsachs and bray harp), and performs in her own trio with piper Allan MacDonald and fiddler Eilidh Steel, in Cathal McConnell’s trio alongside fiddler Kathryn Nicoll, and as a soloist. She has published several books of harp arrangements, compositions, and techniques; features in both the Trinity and RCS exam syllabuses; and is an experienced tutor having taught for RCS, the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music (Plockton), and many festivals. She was composer in residence for Harps North West in 2015-16.

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