Mairi Macleod, harpist
“Teudan Binn” (Musical Strings)
Admission to this concert will be free of charge to celebrate Caithness Arts Week 2005. This was made possible by the Community Events Fund. Please book in advance as seating limited.
Presenting multi-talented music student Mairi Macleod playing a range of traditional, classical and modern music on Clarsach, Concert Harp and Electro-Harp – something for all tastes demonstrating the diversity of harp music from the Celtic Harp (Scotland’s oldest musical instrument) to the more modern and classical harp instruments.
Mairi Macleod is a 6th year pupil at the City of Edinburgh Music School in Edinburgh. Of Highland parentage, she began to play the clarsach at the age of 8yrs at the Gaelic-medium Unit at Tollcross Primary School, Edinburgh. Her clarsach tutors have been (initially) Charlotte Petersen, and currently Isobel Mieras. On gaining entry to the Music School, Mairi also took up the Concert Harp and her previous clarsach tutor, Charlotte, has now become her Harp tutor. Mairi also plays recorder, piano and fiddle. In September 2005 she will begin a B. Mus. Degree course at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, studying harp.
As a fluent Gaelic speaker Mairi is an experienced competitor at the Royal National Mod where she has won numerous clarsach competitions for advanced playing, recital, composition, accompanying a singer, singing with self-accompaniment, duets etc., and is often featured in Mod television broadcasts. In 2002, as a member of Na C