HARPISTS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Elspeth Smellie has been performing, singing, composing & teaching the Scottish harp or clarsach for over 30years. During that time she has built up a rich & happily recognised repertoire of music & song which crosses several genres.
Her musical career has varied from playing for the Dalai Lhama & the Queen to playing in a forest in Argyll!
Her work includes radio, theatre & television, playing at various festivals at home: ‘Celtic Connections’ Glasgow, & abroad ‘Folkest’ N. Italy & Croatia to give two examples. She has played & recorded with various musicians over the years: ‘BEL’ (a women’s trio), ‘Jingz’ & ‘The Border Tunesmiths’. Her theatre work includes the Edinburgh International Festival & theatre companies in the Scottish Borders.
Throughout the year she teaches harp privately & in schools, holds workshops & plays at corporate events, concerts & weddings. Elspeth continues to write music & song for the Scottish harp.
"The finest pedal harp that has ever been made in Britain. It is much lighter than most concert harps and, this combined with an original body construction, has a range of sonority and dynamic that is quite remarkable.”
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