The proprieter of Harp 2 Ewe,
Carole Miller's informal biography
Carole, who organises the courses and is available for performance and coaching, is absolutely fanatical about music, the colour purple and Winnie the Pooh.
Music comes first every time and I play all the recorder family, tin whistle, concert flute, baroque flute, piccolo, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, guitar (badly!), piano, all the classical percussion instruments, saxophone and the Clàrsach. I really think everyone should have a go at making/playing music. It's never too late to take up an instrument - the only necessary skill is that you want to have a go! I started playing on the descant recorder many moons ago, at far too sweet and tender an age to mention. I drove my folks so crazy playing all the time that they decided that I should acquire my own shed.
Eventually they relented and I was chosen at school to learn flute. (And the rest as they say is history!)
I now play on a solid silver Miyazawa handmade flute, Type II with open holes, inline G and a B foot joint and a Gerhard Sachs Cocus wood flute, again with open holes, inline G and a B foot joint.
I am based in Shawbost, Isle of Lewis. About 17 miles from Stornoway in one of the most spectacular parts of Scotland. The area is steeped in musical tradition and culture and Gaelic is still spoken and sung locally. There are regular Cèilidhs where people meet dance and sing and Strupags where people gather for lunch and a 'chin wag'.