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News

August 22, 2013

Clan Currie announces Second Annual Harp Glen

at 2013 Seaside Highland Games

Celtic Harpers gather to celebrate the history and music

of this ancient Bardic instrument

Ventura, CA: The Clan Currie Society will hold its second Harp Glen at Seaside Highland Games October 12 & 13, 2013. One of the goals of the Harp Glen is to introduce the harp to a wider group of people who may not be familiar with the instrument. Young children and adults will have an opportunity to try out a harp in the “Harp Petting Zoo,” and we hope this exposure will encourage them to consider learning to play themselves.

The Harp Glen will include a series of panels tracing the history and development of the harp with particular emphasis on the Celtic Harp and its role within the Bardic community of ancient Scotland. Harpers, both accomplished and students of the instrument, will be on hand to play and demonstrate the versatility of this historic instrument. A more formal ensemble will play both days of the Games.

Clan Currie has long been associated with the Harp as descendants of the celebrated MacMhuirich bards of Medieval Scotland and the instrument of the Bard was the

clarsach.

More recently Clan Currie is the Title Sponsor of the National Scottish Harp

Championship of America and bestows the annual Col. William McMurdo Currie Memorial Scholarship for the Clarsach at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.