The branch exists to explore the possibilities of the wire-strung clarsach, acknowledging its historical past and developing different styles of playing which encompass both ancient and modern approaches to technique, repertoire and the instrument itself. We also have several members who play bray harp, as the techniques are similar, and would welcome bray players to our branch, whether or not they play wire as well.
The Branch publishes a newsletter, Wire Strings, has a small number of instruments for hire, runs monthly workshops in Edinburgh, facilitates the spread of knowledge and research into this instrument and helps players keep in touch and up to date with events, courses, concerts, publications, recordings and anything else wire oriented.
We are a branch of the parent organization Clarsach Society - Comunn na Clàrsaich (Scottish Charity Number SCO11819).
Website editor & branch secretary : Bill Taylor
This site is maintained by Karen Marshalsay