I am pleased to let you know I have been nominated for Music Tutor of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards. If you would like to vote (voting closed on 22nd Nov), please click on this LINK to see the categories. It's a lovely list to be in.
24th August 2013
I'm starting a Harmony Singing weekend in February and March 2014 in the beautiful surroundings of Newbattle Abbey College. The link to my new website Harmony Song with details of the weekends, and info on the Community Singing groups is HERE
And I am preparing for the Sardinia trip next week. Another gig with David Milligan! Hurray for harp and piano concerts.
And I am putting together a Singing Pack for New Rhythms in Glasgow, with prepared lessons for teaching harmony songs to groups. It's taking up a lot of my time these days! Singing is good for the soul though, so I am happy.
I also decided a couple of weeks to learn Wellness. I have removed caffeine, wheat, yeast, dairy and sugar and vinegar from my diet. And although it was a stormy few days as I mourned the loss of my daily cafetiere (or two!) I am a much healthy and happier being. And wish I had done this years ago! Oh, wait, I did. I just fell back into stressed ways, thinking I had no time for wellness! I realise now, that is what life is about. Stress can go take a running jump! Be well.
24th May 2013
I'm heading down to Dumfries and Galloway today to rehearse the Song of the Oak and the Ivy, which has a couple of performances this weekend at the D&G Spring Fling. Dates page has more info. And having just been there a couple of weeks ago with my new band (aptly titles the Corrina Hewat band) I know it will be great craic. Hope you are having a good spring. I would hesitate to call this summer quite yet... I have high hopes for a good one this year, so let it take its time in coming. And our swallows have their first batch of babies this week. It would be lovely to spend more time in the garden but we keep getting dive-bombed by them. So, maybe see you in Dumfries? All the best.
4th March 2013
Good things coming up in the next month include a new women's group, singing in glorious harmony and the birth of a new band.
I am travelling to Norway to play with a lovely group of women for International Women's Day on 8th March. Link HERE
23rd and 24th March sees me leading a Harmony Singing Weekend in collaboration with Feis Rois Lifelong Learning series. The venue is the Cromarty Stables, Cromarty Arts Trust. To register interest, contact Feis Rois byvisiting their website, or by phoning Project Development Worker, Morag McDonald on +44 (0)1349 86 2600 or email here
I am also creating music for Sunday 7th April for the Corrina Hewat Band (myself on harp and vocal, Dave Milligan piano, Fraser Fifield whistle & pipes, Tom Lyne bass, Alyn Cosker drums) Link to the gig is HERE at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival
12th Dec 2012
Would you consider giving a tune as a present this Christmas? Could be a fiddle tune, harp tune, whistle or piano, or a poem of your choice set to music - I would happily write one for you, if you message me who it is for, give me a little info or background to why you would like to gift them a tune, and we can take it from there.
You can let me know the title of the tune whether it be the name of the person you are gifting it to, or commemorating a special time or event. I will accept Paypal gifts of any amount - whatever you think the tune is worth. I can send it as written music, presented beautifully and posted to you, or emailed and you print yourself. And new tunes are not just for Christmas! Nor do they have to be written by me - there are many extremely talented writers in the Scottish music scene who would all love to be asked.
I am taking a break from touring at the moment. I will be back in the New Year 2013 with a gig on New Years Day in Edinburgh. Click on the link to take you to the 'Be Lucky' in 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations. A secret roll of the dice, who knows where you'll end up!
And there is a fabulous choice of shows on at Celtic Connections this New Year - come and sing with myself, Ali Burns, Mick West, Eddie Binnie! The very first Song School at the Festival. Start warming up those vocal chords now - there will be a LOT of uproarious laughter, let alone the singing! the dates page gives more details.
And a happy birthday, Christmas and New Year to me and you and a' the fowk ye lo'e.
An exciting opportunity to join the Gordon Duncan Experience of Scotland - a big band for 14-18 year olds has a deadline for applications of 3rd September. The link is here to find out more.
Going on tour with McFall's Chamber, Aidan O'Rourke, Fraser Fifield & James Ross! Come see us if you can.
This time we are in Applecross, Tobermory, Musselburgh, Ullapool, Cromarty and Findhorn from 3rd - 8th September.
And then the plucky Harp Village in Cromarty with Maire Ni Chathasaigh, Chris Newman, the Duplets and a rare appearance of myself and David Milligan. That's at the end of the month. All the best, Corrina.
Going on tour with McFall's Chamber, Aidan O'Rourke, Fraser Fifield & James Ross! Come see us if you can.
Lyth Arts Centre - 13 May, 8pm
Tickets £6 – £12 Tel: 01955 641434
Glenurquhart Public Hall, Drumnadrochit - 15 May, 8pm
Tickets £5 – £10 Tel: 01456 450528
Dornie Hall, Lochan - 16 May, 8pm
Tickets £3 – £9
Kyle Pharmacy Tel: 01599 544308
Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
Friday 18 May, 7.30pm
Tickets £14 Tel: 01721 725777
Theatre Royal, Dumfries
Saturday 19 May, 7.30pm
Tickets £8 – £14 Tel: 01387 253383
Sunday 20th May - I'll be leading a harmony singing workshop
2pm -4.30pm (£10)
Fintry Music Festival, Fintry Sports Club Kippen Road, Fintry, Glasgow G63 0YA Tel: 01360 860444
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy first day of May! Just updated the dates page, and wanted to give you a link to a wee interview I did for the Four Corners tour coming up in a week or so. Link HERE "I wrote about places I had grown up in, loved, formed my guiding thoughts in, met folk I will never forget in, and spaces I will never lose the beauty of in my mind."
A brilliant start to the month with the Edinburgh International Harp Festival. Loads of crazy harpists around, good music, chats and general good times. I had two classes full of wonderful people, characters I won't forget! They made my week for me. And sessioning with Cormac DeBarra and Edmar Castaneda was a highlight. Now on to rehearsing the Mr McFall's commissions and preparing for that tour. Plus a quick jaunt up to the Feis for their Feis Inbhich which is next weekend. Visit the dates page for more info and I will hopefully see you somewhere! All the best, Corrina
A really successful show was had with the Boy and the Bunnet. Kids from 2 - 92 love it. Please go and check it out as the website has some great information and links to the music. And BUY the cd (or indeed wait for the book's release and buy it too and have the Peter and the Wolf inspired story in yer hoose for years to come.
Nice review of the Song of the Oak and the Ivy concert HERE
And Celtic Connections 2012 was a joy - my favourite bit was getting a choir of singers to learn my new song 'Corrina's Interval Song' (written in response to Django Bates' Interval Song). The Harmony Singing workshop is always a blast, and next year developing into a Song Weekend - more to come.
Preparing for tomorrow's gig of the Song of the Oak and the Ivy at Celtic Connections Strathclyde Suite 8pm (info HERE)
Our last gig with this grouping until Lorient 2012.
AND ... wait for it... I'm on an app!!! A new app has come out for Burns Night which you would be crazy to miss. It's full of tales and songs, stories written by the bard himself, recipes, descriptions of Burns suppers and what it all means, why we eat haggis, the great chieftain o the puddin' race, and the reason I'm on it is because it has the trio of myself, Annie Grace and Karine Polwart on it singing our hearts out. You'll find it on the iTunes app store HERE.
Having a wonderful year sofar.Birthday on the winter solstice was immense, Christmas with a two year old who is now really into the surprise of giving and receiving, and who sings Christmas carols (with Mickey Mouse cd - thanks Lesley!) at the top of her voice made the whole event go beautifully. Hogmanay was a quiet one as I seem to have hurt my back again (recurring problem I haven't quite put my finger on as yet.)
New dates marked in (Celtic Connections is just around the corner). And as long as I can move, then I will be there! Tigran and the Oak & Ivy piece will be a worthy night out I am convinced. And why not come and have a sing in Glasgow with me on 5th Feb? Of course you can sing in harmony with 100 other people!! just call me Gareth Malone. You'll be safe with me..
And I have many tunes to send to folk who have been waiting patiently for many months to receive their personalised compositions. Apologies if you are one of those folk. Sometimes many tunes come, sometimes it's a desert of repetition and a hint of christmas carol, which I am endeavouring to remove. I'll get them to you before the month is out, I promise. Enjoy the bizarre spring-like January - I wish you well.
Just come back from a fantastic gig with the Unusual Suspects in Getxo Folk Festival in Bilbao, Spain. 39 degrees. Hot hot hot. And the weather wasn't bad either. I love that band!! And now to the Blas Festival for many very different gigs. A few new dates up on the dates page if you fancy coming along to something, it would be great to see you. Cheers, Corrina
Will it ever stop raining? I miss the shiny sphere in the sky... I am up to my neck in soup and pasties for the Young Trad Musicians, but loving it. I'm producing their new album due out in October on their tour of Scotland. Go see them! Details will be up on the TMSA website soon. And before that I have a heap of harpy gigs, I'm pleased to say. 'The Song of the Oak and the Ivy', the commission by the Edinburgh International Harp Festival is being performed in a few places, plus the heady harpy weekend that is the Harp Village is nearly apon us. And come visit on the 26th August in the Acoustic Music Centre (Venue 123) at 8.30pm! Please refresh yourself with my dates page and I hope we meet soon. All the best, from a drookit Corrina
Came back from Bahrain last Saturday having collaborated with the Shifting Sands group for another week with some new Bahrainian musicians. Miss it very much. What a joy to meet new musicians and play together. Although the Bahrainian's couldn't conceive of being a musician full-time. Impossible to make a living, and would reduce their social standing. Jeez. "So what's your real job?" I've heard that a lot myself.
I wish them luck in this time of upheaval. They have the power to make a difference.
updated 30th January
I've had such a good year so far. Having celebrated the Feis Rois' 25th Anniversary with 24 other amazing musicians who it was an absolute honour to work with. John Somerville, Mike Bryan, Mairearad Green, Rachel Walker and Olivia Ross are the first of many names that were there giving their all to the show. 25 years since the first Feis Rois??! I was at the first, learning fiddle and drums. Go visit the website here - I'm teaching at their adult Feis in the May bank holiday weekend.
And a week of collaboration followed with the Shifting Sands group, working towards three gigs during Celtic Connections. it was led by the talented Andy Mellon on trumpet and piano - he's very good at keeping us all focused, and stops us wandering off for coffee/cake/beer/tunes. Pete Flood on drums and Sam Carter singing and guitaring. And invited guests from Scotland Inge Thomson and Matheu Watson who were both exceptional in their input. And then the immense Arabian musicians on qanon, oud, percussion, flute and vocals (we all learned some Bahrainaian songs!!. I love the scales, the quarter-tones (and I never thought I'd say that!) and the energy in the music. We all come from the same place, however far away we are. We have the same loves, needs, desires, fears. So we explored our connections, the sea being the recurring feature. The set is lovely.
And the Unusual Suspects was a total blast! We videoed the gig, in the hope one day to have a DVD to rival the posh boys Bellowhead. Is that fighting talk? Might be.
Do you know, I'd write more, but this tiny coloumn is doing my head in, so I'm going to stop. I need a new website.
What a year ahead. My wee bubba has started to talk, a few select words. She calls me Bob. Or Dad. And dad is also Dad. And everything else is Wahdu. Good times.
I'm off to Glasgow tomorrow to teach some singing workshops. Come along if you fancy a blast through some great songs. 11am and 1.30pm.
And a few updates added to the diary.
Happy New Year!
THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS are playing Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow's Fruitmarket on 29th January 2011! Dream gig, dream band, new cd 'Big Like This', new agent Ceri Wade at ABM and new website nearly ready.
MORE INFO on gig HERE!
AND BAND SITE HERE!
(okay it's still the old one, but soon!)
updated 17th October
What a lovely night last night. Got a call mid afternoon from pal Karine to come sing in a show I was going to see anyway! 'Way to Blue - the songs of Nick Drake' is touring just now, the Usher Hall in Edinburgh last night. One of the performers Robyn Hitchcock had hurt his back so was unable to come. Okay, so I'm not Robyn, but I think it went well. Nick's songs are very close to my heart, having seeped into my subconsious from a very early age. And I was thankful to sit at the side of the stage and sing along when not on stage, soaking up the warmth of Robert Kirby's string arrangements, marvelling at Krystle Warren's extraordinary versatility. And then listen to tales of the unexpected from the legendary producer Joe Boyd at the aftershow party. A night to remember. They have one more show 18th Oct (I'm not in it, but I know what I'm missing!) here
updated 23rd August
I must apologise as my next two concerts I have reluctantly had to pull out of due to ill health. But you will see on my dates page I have a splendid replacement who will warm your heart! Irene Watt - please go and support her - her voice and her harp are perfectly matched and the music is really lovely. She has a new album out with her duo Twa Folk, plus her own album Tide of Change
And have you bought your tickets to see the Harp Village show in Cromarty on 11th September yet? Want to come and learn from some of the best teachers around? I'll need my strength back for that weekend I'm sure.
updated 22nd July
I'm playing with a dance group today called 'Suspended Motion', in the official opening of the new Scottish Arts group leading the way in Arts, Screen and Creative Industries in Scotland. 'Creative Scotland' has taken the space of the Scottish Arts Council. It'll be a fine do, with Idlewild, Kaye Adams, Suspended Motion and me. Cannae ask for more than that. Unless it's the UNUSUAL SUSPECTS! Yes, the Unusual Suspects are playing at Cambridge Folk Festival! And releasing our new album there. Spectacular. It's called "BIG LIKE THIS" and will be distributed by Proper Records. Available also from the Unusual Suspects website very soon. For the Cambridge gig, we'll have a few special guests with us too. A few of the 'Muckle Loons' will be passing by, so have accepted our invitation to be BIGGER than ever! More than a body can handle? let's hope not. Updated dates page with some interesting things coming up ahead. All the best, hope the sun shines a bit more for us all so I can get out and weed the veggie garden. Cheers, corrina
updated 27th May
Updated dates page with some interesting things coming up ahead. The Border Gaitherin, The Meltdown Festival in London's Royal Festival Hall, and a new Youth Big Band called the Gordon Duncan Experience! PLUS The UNUSUAL SUSPECTS are playing at Cambridge Folk Festival! And releasing our new album there. Spectacular. We'll have a few special guests with us too. More than a body can handle? let's hope not. All the best for the last few days of the glorious month of May. corrina
I am heading down to see Kathryn Tickell tomorrow to play in a very interesting concert 'Folken Word'. Have a look at the dates page to find more info on that. I haven't seen Kathryn for an age, so am really looking forward to playing some music with her again. And she'll get to meet my wee bubba!! Hurray! And now to bake some banana bread.
updated 21st Nov
Grace, Hewat & Polwart have a lovely gig coming up in London with Liz Lochhead, Jackie Kay and Robert Crawford on the 30th November. Check the dates page for details.
Also a new date in the diary for 30th January at Celtic Connections with the Grace, Hewat, Polwart trio. And I've been asked to play in Lori Watson's "new Voices' piece on 31st Jan. Plus I have two vocal workshops going on on 30th as well, so if you fancy singing with me and a few other like-minded folk, then visit here for info and links to buying a ticket.
New dates for next year added. And may you all be warm and dry this blustery, wet day.
updated 27th Aug
A wee mention of Ella in Camac's onlne blog HARPBLOG - definitely worth a look for all things harpy! I recommend it highly. And would recommend all harpers to take a trip to Lille this year at the beginning of October for a Camac Harp Festival. Go have a look HERE.
updated 20th Aug
Went to Cambridge Folk Festival with Bella Hardy and Lau (my favourite band of the moment), then the Edinburgh Festival Jazz Orchestra with David Milligan's Sylvander & Clarinda piece which was immense! And now it is the girly trio 'Grace, Hewat, Polwart' at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh. If you'd like to come along, you can buy tickets for tomorrow's (Friday 21st Aug at 7pm) show HERE
updated 5th June
Quite an exciting few gigs have passed with the Grace Hewat Polwart trio at the Doune and Dunblane Festival and the Edinburgh Folk Club. Pictures here
We also have a fantastic big band gig happening in August with the Edinburgh Jazz Festival Orchestra directed by David Milligan. THAT should be an interesting gig!!! Details on the dates page. Cheers!
updated 13th May
I have updated the dates page with the gigs I know are happening in the next few months. There may be more, but the mum thing is filling my time at the moment, and I am loving it. I am also working on getting the Unusual Suspects a tour for next june/july/august to coincide with a new release which will be a stormer! More news on that to come. All the best, enjoy the sun x
updated 24th April
I am happy to report I am a mum now to a beautiful baby girl. She is keeping my hands full and life has changed dramatically! I am sporadically working - please see the dates page for what's going on, and I will update when I have more news on the Unusual Suspects recording and anything new going on. All the best for a sunshine filled Spring.
updated 12th March
Hello again. I've added a myspace blog here with possibly too much information on bodily fluids and the like, but when babies are on the way, that's what's foremost in your mind! Gigs are taking a back seat for the month. April starts with the Edinburgh International Harp Festival, and has a Grace, Hewat, Polwart concert in Glenfarg on 18th. All details on the dates page.
We had a lovely concert in February with the extravagantic big band, the Unusual Suspects, at the Philharmonie in Luxemburg. The best band we've had yet. the newby was Tom Lyne on electric bass, which really added an amazing power to the sound. The next thing is to get the band recorded. We've received a small grant from the Scottish Arts Council to help with the costs - I need to get on the case in finding some more help out there, as the band is a costly affair! But worth it. So I'll let you know when recording is planned.
All the best, Corrina
updated 17th January
A special night coming up on
Saturday 24th JANUARY 2009
Burns Night in Phipp's Hall, Beauly, starts 7.30pm
Come and celebrate the 250th Birthday of our National Bard with us!
All details of how to book this lovely evening, (if you are in the Highland area) are on the dates page. It'd be great to see you.
updated 13th January
CELTIC CONNECTIONS FESTIVAL CRAZINESS AHEAD!
Worth checking out the dates page for the list of events I am involved in over the next few weeks. Coda Music will also be selling the new cd (which has received many 4-star reviews! Hurray!)
Firstly, the Cape Breton Connection Opening concert with 23 musicians including JP Cormier, Mary Jane Lamond, Jarry Holland, Ashley MacIsaac, The Barra MacNeils, and a whole lot more! 15th January 2009
Then a Bella Hardy concert at St Andrew's in the Square in Glasgow on 22nd Jan. It's a double bill with Emily Smith, so that should be a lovely show!
Then a solo and duo concert with Anna Massie on 29th Jan in the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgows City Halls - part of Showcase Scotland evening with Bodega, Brendan Campbell and Fiddler's Bid.
And then an Already Harmony singing workshop on 31st Jan at 1.30pm - 3pm (for people who are wanting to do more harmony singing, but don't have an opportunity) and an Extreme Harmony singing workshop (for people who want to sing mental harmonies and get thrown in at the deep end! LOADS of fun and full of harmony singing and laughs!)
updated 11th January
I wish you all a wonderous New Year! May we all be happy. And I have added a new blog into the myspace site which I hope you enjoy reading. The link is HERE
updated 21st November
I have updated my dates page with a few extra gigs you may be interested in, including an Art Gallery solo concert in Haddington on 19th December (with a glass of wine inc!) and a concert with Archie Fisher and Karine Polwart on 21st December (also wine included!) Come along and celebrate the winter solstice (and my birthday) with me and friends.
I am also looking for anyone in the London area to come out on 7th Dec and support Amnesty International by buying a ticket for the double-concert of Karine solo at 4pm and the Grace, Hewat, Polwart trio at 8pm in Twickenham - details on the dates page. All the best til the next time x C
updated 8th November
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updated 6th Nov 08
I'm heading off to visit Julie Fowlis at BBC Scotland for her new show 'Fowlis and Folk' for an interview tonight. Details on my dates page.
All my new gigs have been added to my DATES page, some reviews on the Harp I Do cd have been added to the JOURNAL page, and a blog on my trip to Cape Breton has been added to my myspace page, which you can view HERE
The new CD is available in the wonderful CODA MUSIC shop on the Mound in Edinburgh. To visit the online site, please click HERE
It's also available at the amazing online record store FOOT STOMPIN' RECORDS which you can find HERE
Please press your refresh button! I've updated the Dates page, the myspace page, and my journal, plus adding to this news section. Goodness me, I must have lots of music to learn... I either end up doing blogs or cleaning the house when I have lots else to do!
So, heading off to the Celtic Colours Festival in Cape Breton in a few days with a variety of gigs with the girly trio. Also doing an extravaganza of a gig with CARLOS NUNEZ!!! Which means a hell of a lot of learning music for me - jee wiz the small harp and the pedal harp are quite different beasts. So I am adapting some of the padal harp music for Scottish harp. And enjoying the challenge. And cursing him at the same time... looking forward to some studio time with Karine and Annie - we are going into Jamie Foulds studio in Cape Breton to put down the tracks we've been working on over the past year. I'll keep you posted as to how we get on. All the best, I doubt I'll be in touch til I get back from Cape Breton, so that'll be the end of October. May your leaves hang on til the last minute, and the sun shine on you every day.
Ah the sun does still shine in the sky!! I was beginning to wonder.
The Girly Trio went to Hitchin this month, and loved it! Maureen and Keiron do such an excellent job - this is a Sunday Folk Club well worth visiting. Their website is HERE. I wandered Hitchin's Car Boot sale as well, but it was not so successful... I could have come away with a fair amount of small ornaments though, if I was so inclined. But alas I am no ornament collector.
Kathryn Tickell also had a wonderful 'Northumbria' concert on at the Sage Gateshead where she had invited some of her friends; Julian Sutton, Peter Tickell, Joss Clapp, James Mackintosh, Amy Thatcher and her dad Mike! Who is a fine singer, full of stories and wondrous tales from the Northumbrian area. Kathryn and I were able to revisit the piece 'My Favourite Place', which was a lovely thing. Even on such a large stage, it has a really special intimacy. Good times. Especially the rehearsing!
Swell month was this. I had lots of time off to wonder why I was feeling so ill. I had some lovely gigs with the trio (wi' Karine and Annie) at the Acoustic Music Centre in St Bride's, Edinburgh. We sold out again!! Woohoo having a band that hardly ever gigs is a sure sellout when we do actually get together.
And I worked again with the TMSA Young Trad Tour - hope you went to see one of their gigs! You can visit the TMSA site HERE and see what they were up to.
I seem to be getting a bit fat these days. Must get down to some exercise outside before it starts turning to autumn winter weather.
AMERICA BLOG 2008
What a trip! I met some wonderful people, and will throughout this blog, endeavour to remember everybody's names and if I don't then you'll have to forgive me. My mind is racing on other things now, and it is hard to go back. Do you get that? Once I have done something, I immediately move on, rather than dwelling or revisiting it. That does make it hard when having to rewrite pieces of music - aaargh I find that sooooo difficult to do with a smile on my face. Rewriting someone else's music - now that's a different story. Happy as a cat in duvet-land then!!
The first leg of the journey was OSAS.
The second was the solo gig and teaching.
The third was Harp Somerset Folk Conference.
All of which will take a lot more writing than this wee box allows!!! I'll put a link to the myspace blog. Which has a much bigger box.
READ MY AMERICA MYSPACE BLOG HERE
Just back from the London experience, playing with the lovely Bella Hardy and Chris Sherburn at the Royal Albert Hall, Folk at the Proms day. What a great venue!! They should definitely have more folk music in there. It suits it.
And am planning to write a blog on myspace about the trip to America which will stay in my memory for ever. I met some amazing people, all of whom were exceedingly generous with their time, hospitality, and friendship. It deserves a blog all it's own. But I have to go to the dentist now. SO will endeavour to do it later today. All the best to you.
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I haven't been updating as much as I wanted to. Sufficed to say the EIHF went well - some say the best one yet. It was certainly the biggest I've been involved with. Next year's is April 3rd - 9th 2009.
And the Grace Hewat Polwart trio have had lovely gigs. the Orkney Folk Festival was exceptional! Then we toured round Corsock near Castle Douglas (the midges, the midges, I'm no gonna kid yiz... thanks Wendy!) then Braco in the Perthshire Hills (a storming party afterwards held by Annie's sister Chris and her lovely husband Alan - fond memories of playing my harp to the plants) and then Dundee Out of the Woods Folk Club.On the same bill was Kim Edgar - a wonderful singer/songwriter and great craic!
So now to Kingussie and Grantown for vocal and stage presence workshops with the kids at the schools there. Then a short break before heading to Festspillene in Norway with the Unusual Suspects on 21st June, then to America.
I am heading off to the Edinburgh International Harp Festival now, which is happening in Merchiston Castle School, in Colinton, Edinburgh. Please if you are in the area, come along and see some of the concerts, or visit a workshop! It's great craic, and well worth the time. The EIHF raises money and awareness about the Clarsach Society charity, and is always a good meeting place for musicians and harp makers alike. See you soon. Or come and say hello if you see me passing you by in the courtyard, lugging harps and music and big cups of coffee. x
I am recording a new harp album next week. Still don't know what I am going to put on it. Should it be purely harp? Should it have some songs on it too? Should I get into layering the vocals, layering the harp, looping sounds? If you have some ideas, please let me know. I think I might just stick to acoustic harp for this one...
I have just come back from recording a radio show with Anna Massie and Lauren MacColl. It was for Bruce MacGregor’s Strings and Things show on Radio Scotland, which will be on air tonight (Thursday 13th) 8pm – 10pm. The link to hear the show is here: stringsandthings The link is only up for a week so be quick. I've also done a wee write up on my journal about all the tracks I DIDN'T mention, which I couldn't have become who I am, without.
At the moment I am listening through to the minidiscs of te Celtic Connections show, on 25th January 08. I also have minidiscs of the mammoth show Kathryn tickell and I wrote for Brampton 'The State of the Union' which I still have to transfer. And Harp Heaven tapes. Aaaarrgh. Anyone fancy being an agent/pa for a scatty harper?
I am a Scottish girl, singer and harper, composer, director, big thinker. Too many projects on the go, too little time on anything else (like my husband and my cat). And I'm quite happy. This coming year, I am going to release another Corrina solo album, and hope to be touring somewhere near you, in and around the UK through the year and east coast of America in July. Please come back every so often to see what's new. I hope you enjoy what you find here. It's important to me, as it is my life. Scotland rocks, as does its music and its people. I hope you feel like that here.
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