A word of welcome to the Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2017, from our Joint Artistic Advisers Isobel Mieras and Patsy Seddon…

Isobel MierasWe look forward to Springtime in Scotland when we will once again welcome performers from around the world with a huge diversity of styles and skills to share in concerts, workshops and classes.
Some of the harping world’s  greatest and most innovative players will be joining us to stimulate and inspire a new generation of players and this year, for the first time at EIHF,  we are proud to have an entire concert presented by young Scottish players–hopefully the stars of future Festivals! Isobel Mieras

Patsy-Seddon_webAfter 36 harp festivals and many more years of playing, I’m delighted that we continue to see innovations in playing style and repertoire yet still welcome back the more established players.  In this festival we also reach the hand of friendship internationally while honouring our home grown talent. We are all on a path where we can look back and forward and yet be happy in the place and moment where we stand.  Patsy Seddon