Alison Kinnaird

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Alison Kinnaird
Alison Kinnaird is recognised as one of the foremost exponents of traditional Scottish harp music. Alison's first instrument was cello and she was a founder member of the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra. She has a degree in Celtic Studies and Archaeology and studied the harp under Jean Campbell in Edinburgh from the age of 14. She has won the Clarsach Trophy at the National Mod and the Harp Competition in Pan Celtic Festival in Killarney.

Alison plays both gut and wire-strung harps and has recorded several critically acclaimed albums. She has been researching the repertoire of the harp in Scotland for more than twenty-five years, written several books of harp music, and co-authored the first published history of the harp in Scotland "The Tree of Strings". Her album "The Harp Key - Crann nan Teud" was the first ever recording of Scottish harp music, still essential listening for people interested in the Scottish harp.

Sheet Music

The Small HarpThe Small Harp Ref: SM008
A Step by Step Tutor by Alison Kinnaird
This book includes advice on buying and maintaining a harp, a basic guide to musical motion, lessons and exercises for two, three and four fingers, advice on arranging music etc. It also contains 40 tunes varying from elementary to advanced, with historical notes and information on the tunes. Comes with accompanying 60 minute CD
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The Harp KeyThe Harp Key Ref: SM009
The Harp Key: This collection of 24 harp tunes has been arranged by Alison Kinnaird in a style which is not an antiquarian attempt to recreate the music as it might have sounded 200 years ago, but which reflects the living tradition of Scottish music. This book will be of interest to players who are already familiar with their native idiom; to the classically trained musician who wishes to learn about it; and to the general reader for whom the extensive historical notes may throw light on a little known but beautiful facet of Scottish history.
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The Lothian CollectionThe Lothian Collection Ref: SM011
The Lothian Collection: This is a collection of 25 tunes arranged for the Scottish harp by Alison Kinnaird. The tunes come from the 'big houses' and great families of the Lothians (East, West and Midlothian). Most of the music dates from the 18th and early 19th centuries, though one piece is from an early 17th century M.S. and one is a new composition by Alison.
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The North-East CollectionThe North-East Collection Ref: SM010
The North-East Collection: Following on from the Lothian Collection, this book is the second in a series by Alison Kinnaird, presenting melodies which come from the 'big houses' and great families of Scotland. In this case the area includes the coastal fringes of the North east - around the Moray, Dornoch, Beauly and Cromarty Firths. Most of the 25 tunes featured date from the 18th and 19th centuries.
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Golden Jubilee CollectionGolden Jubilee Collection Ref: SM0483
1947 - 1997 (2nd Edition)
Mixed Ability level
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100+ in stock

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Books

Tree of StringsTree of Strings Ref: SM006
Alison Kinnaird

Plese note that this HARDBACK edition is no longer available from the publishers. Only the paperback edition is available.

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Tree of StringsTree of Strings Ref: SM007
Alison Kinnaird

This book on the history of the harp in Scotland presents an in-depth study, drawing on material from unpublished documents, family papers and manuscripts, which will throw new light on the background of these ancient and beautiful instruments. The first of its kind, this volume will be of interest to historians, musicologists and harp players, and also to any reader with a general interest in Scottish and Celtic culture. This 256 page book, which includes many photographs and illustrations.
PAPERBACK

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Recordings

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