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GIG Harp Concert

Saturday 28 Jan 8pm–10pm, 2023

  • £12 - Adults
  • £6 - Concessions

Concessionary priced tickets are available to children and students - of any age - in full-time education.

Join us for a delightful evening of folk and traditional music performed on the harp by the tutors of the Halsway Manor Harp Weekend – Steph West, Irene Watt and Merit Zloch

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.

Merit Zloch is a harpist, composer and music teacher. She sees herself in the tradition of the itinerant harp players of the 19th and early 20th century, travelling with her harp throughout Europe charming people with her original compositions and arrangements of historical dance music.

She has played in bands almost as long as she has played the harp and is constantly fascinated by the interplay between musicians. She likes to arrange and develop pieces together with her band colleagues and to improvise.

Merit researches historical dance manuscripts and organises musicians’ meetings, bals and instrumental workshop weekends.