Simon Chadwick - Early Harp

You can buy the following publications from me by mail order:

CDs

I have one track on The Friends of Wighton (2016).
This exclusive fundraising CD is strictly limited to only 100 signed and numbered copies. I play “Port Rorie Dall” from Aird, specially recorded for this release. This track will not be available anywhere else!
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Lament for the Union (2014).
CD single of hot political tunes from 300 years ago.
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Tarbh Tarbh (2013).
CD of historical Scottish harp music: ceòl mór composed by Raghnall Mac Ailein Òig, Ranald MacDonald of Morar (1662-1741) - five grand architectural pieces of music taken from old fiddle, pipe and vocal sources, and adapted for solo clarsach.
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Old Gaelic Laments Old Gaelic Laments (2012).
CD of historical Scottish and Irish harp music: a “deeply moving” programme of clarsach music, song and poetry from sixteenth and seventeenth century Ireland and Scotland.
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Clàrsach na Bànrighe Clàrsach na Bànrighe (the Queen’s harp) (2008).
CD of historical Scottish harp music, played on the replica Queen Mary harp and recorded in St Andrews Cathedral ruins. Click here for more info and to order
 

Books

Gestures (2011).
Paperback book, listing and explaining fingering techniques for playing historical harp music. These are the building blocks used to create musical expression. Includes editions of key sources from Wales and Ireland, as well as systematic presentation of different types of finger movement and musical effect.
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Tutor bookProgressive Lessons for Early Gaelic Harp (2009).
Paperback book with accompanying audio CD. This tutor book works through the traditional curriculum of beginner’s tunes as collected from the last of the old Gaelic harpers in the 18th century. These tunes are presented with lots of background information to give beginners a complete introduction to the historical Scottish and Irish harp music. 2nd edition 2014.
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Clarsach Lessons for Young Harpers (2012).
Paperback book with accompanying audio CD. A shortened version of Progressive Lessons, written for younger students (and for the young at heart).
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Articles

The Early Irish Harp, in Early Music, vol 36 no.4, November 2008.
An illustrated overview of the historic harp traditions of Ireland and Scotland, covering the surviving old instruments, stringing and tuning, repertory and revival.
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