Join us for a delightful evening of folk and traditional music performed on the harp.
Tutors of the Halsway Manor Harp Weekend – Steph West, Irene Watt and Stacey Blythe perform traditional music from three corners of the UK – England, Scotland and Wales. Enjoy an evening concert, a drink in the bar and an opportunity to see the manor.
Steph West Harpist and singer Steph works as a performer, teacher and workshop leader. She embraces both English and Irish trad styles, working with artists and organisations in both fields.
Steph currently plays with the English Harp Project, celebrating English folk tunes on the harp through concerts and workshops.
The only harpist with 9.5 fingers, Steph works within the integrated/disabled arts world as a performer with the British Paraorchestra and RNS Moves, and has mentored for Open Up Music who are pioneering the National Open Youth Orchestra.
Irene Watt is a harpist and singer from North East Scotland. She is a popular teacher of Clarsach and as well as the Edinburgh International Harp Festival, she has taught in the USA, the Middle East and in Europe. She brings her expertise in Scottish music including beautiful slow airs, lilting songs & lullabies, as well as jaunty jigs and dance tunes. However Irene has an eclectic taste in music and has also jazz, swing, pop and classics in her repertoire. Her relaxed and fun approach encourages learners to progress their playing and she always offers options to cover different levels of confidence and playing ability. So expect a fun class where you will learn a lot and with the odd surprise or two.
Stacey Blythe is a Composer, performer, and multi instrumentalist who has performed all over the UK and America. She is a regular composer for the Welsh National Opera’s max department (new opera ‘9 stories high’ is coming soon!). She also performs with Ffynnon and Elfen duo. She has toured and recorded as a composer and performer with many different artists (Maria Hayes), poets (including Patrick Jones), musicians (Dylan Fowler, Julie Murphy, Meredith Monk) and storytellers including Nick Hennessey. Stacey is currently touring with Adverse Camber, ‘Hunting the giants daughter’ with Michael Harvey and Lynne Denman.