Ailie Robertson – Celtic Harpist and Composer
A wonderful afternoon of music from award-winning musician Ailie Robertson.
Tickets must be purchased in advance (before 12 noon on Saturday 12th February).
ONLINE STOCKS ARE SOLD OUT. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like tickets.
Or call in to buy at the Penicuik West Street Arts Centre café, or Pen-y-Coe Press in Bridge Street, Penicuik (from Saturday 15th January)
Ailie Robertson is a musician in the broadest sense: composer, arranger, teacher, improviser and harp virtuoso. Awarded LiveIreland’s ‘Female Musician of the Year 2019’, her synthesis of Scottish, Irish and contemporary harping technique into an individual style represents the realization of “otherwise unimagined possibilities for the Celtic harp” (Niall Keegan).
She has some of the most impressive credentials in the Scottish harp world. A 5-time National Mod Gold Medalist, she was also 1st prizewinner at the inaugural London Harp Competition, and best overall musician at the Edinburgh Competition Festival. She has represented Commun na Clarsach for Scotland at the Pan Celtic Festival in Ireland, and was awarded a scholarship from the ESU in recognition of her ‘virtuosic clarsach playing’, and was a winner of the St Albans New Roots award. She was the winner of the Live Ireland award for ‘Instrumental Cut of the Year’ for her debut album ‘First Things First’, and won the award for ‘Innovation in Traditional Music’ in the 2019 Scottish Awards for New Music.
She has performed all around globe, and is recognised for her unique fusion of Scottish, Irish and contemporary styles. She has published 6 volumes of harp music which are used by students around the world, and has taught at harp festivals in Europe, Canada, the USA and Australia.