Medieval music concert in St Andrews

Simon Chadwick.
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Harpist Simon Chadwick will be performing the second of his summer concerts of medieval music in St Andrews on Wednesday (July 6).

In the elegant arts-and-crafts venue of All Saints Church Hall, on North Castle Street, this concert will present a single epic half-hour composition evoking the atmospheres of medieval Scotland.

Simon will perform using his beautiful decorated replica of the medieval “Queen Mary” harp.

This unique instrument, covered with medieval painted and carved decoration, and with strings of silver and brass, has a sweet and resonant sound which perfectly carries the music and conjures up the ancient ambience.

The music for July’s concert is an ancient piece of “ceol mor”, which unfolds an intricate sequence of variations expressing the emotions of peace and war, from fear to celebration to regret, with technical intricacies that push the limits of the harp and player.

For more details go to Simon Chadwick concert.