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Spektrix Ref 1: RW22


Friday 27 May | 7.45pm

Doors & bar 6:45pm | Concert 7:45pm, ends 9:00pm, no interval

Tickets £22 / £11 


Ruth Wall, harps

'Immaculate playing'

BBC Music Magazine


Scottish harpist Ruth Wall and Cornish composer Graham Fitkin have taken old Gaelic songs from LPs and tunes from bagpipe and fiddle books which Graham has used to make ‘creative transcriptions’ for Ruth’s three harps - the sitar-like Renaissance bray harp, the beautiful medieval Gaelic wire harp (clàrsach) and the Scottish lever harp. Ruth’s long-term research into the pibroch piping technique - a highly ornamental style underpinned by a drone - informs her playing style and inspires the sound world of this fascinating and unique concert, combining ancient oral sources with modern technology.

Ruth Wall has performed on stages around the world – at the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Berlin Philharmonic, Radio City New York, and as part of the London Olympics celebrations. She has featured as soloist with the London Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra, and toured extensively with Goldfrapp, Kathryn Tickell, Ockham's Razor and Graham Fitkin.


The Guardian