The festival is now over and we are all packed up at Merchiston Castle School. We hope that you all enjoyed the wonderful concerts, courses and workshops which, combined with the ceilidh, harp exhibition, open platform and just being able to talk “harp” with fellow harp enthusiasts really did help make our 36th Festival one to remember.


We are happy to announce that the dates for The 37th Edinburgh International Harp Festival will be Friday 30th March – Wednesday 4th April 2018. Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, these are different to the provisional dates that were printed in the 2017 festival brochure. We do hope that you will still be able to join us.

So see you next year? We hope so!


New Late Night Session tunes online

New Late Night Session tunes online

Every year we upload the sheetmusic for the melodies of some of the most popular tunes played at the EIHF Late Night Sessions. The Late Night Sessions are held in the Festival Club (theatre) every evening with a different musician leading the session each...

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2016 Young Composer Award

2016 Young Composer Award

  The Clarsach Society is delighted to announce that Rachel Groves is the winner of this years Young Composer Award with her composition 'Sun, Moon and Stars' which was written for the clarsach and the pedal harp.  Rachel will be performing at the...


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