I had the great pleasure of performing at the Harp on Wight Festival last year, and have many fond memories of my performance there.
Whether you are a harpist or harp lover, or new to the harp, it’s a wonderful Festival that celebrates this most versatile and magical of instruments, and gathers together old and new friends alike.
This is the tenth anniversary of Harp on Wight International and the programme is filled with an exciting and eclectic list of harpists, from all corners of the globe, and playing many different types of harp.
There is music from Scotland with Corrina Hewat and Mary Macmaster, and closer to home, Fran Barsby will be here from across the water. Other countries are represented by the wonderful talents of Laoise Kelly from Ireland and Lily Neill from the USA; the virtuosity of harpist Helena Ricci from Switzerland; Ismael Ledesma from Paraguay on his Paraguayan harp and Kadialy Kouyate playing the traditional West African harp - the kora.
And if that’s not enough, to round it all up, one of the most exciting and inventive harpists in the world today, Remy van Kesteren, will astound you all with a performance I guarantee you will not forget.