The philosophy behind 'Harp 2 Ewe' courses is simple - good teaching with a variety of excellent tutors, carrying on the tradition in pleasant surroundings with excellent food to sustain the sessions, giving opportunities to play and learn in a safe environment. Music is supposed to be fun and learning should be too! Hard work, good humour, good food and good music - what more could you ask for?

Harp in the Hebrides with
Elinor Evans
Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th August 2022

You can find out more about Elinor here: Elinor Evans Music

The course takes place at Raebhat House, Horshader Community Development on the Westside of the beautiful Isle of Lewis.

The atmosphere will be very relaxed and friendly, and the course has been designed so that it is enjoyable and fulfilling for post beginners and more advanced players alike.
The mid afternoon finish for teaching sessions allows plenty of time to relax and explore the island.

Elinor’s teaching is aurally based so notational reading skills are not essential, - although written music will be provided for you to go home with. The music to be studied has been chosen carefully so as to be as inclusive as possible.

Early booking is recommended as the course will be popular and numbers are limited to 12 participants.
A small number of hire harps (at a small cost) will be available but must be booked in advance.

The course begins at 10am each morning and finishes about 3pm in the afternoon, with breaks for hot or cold drinks and lunch.

The cost of the course is £185
this includes all tuition, all snacks and lunches. Locally produced food, which is therefore organic in nature, will be used wherever possible and vegetarians and special diets are catered for with prior notice.

A Deposit of £50 is payable at time of booking either by Cheque, Cash or PayPal If you are interested in participating, please Contact Carole

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When is the harp Course? What dates? What is the cost?

2022 - Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th August
Cost £185
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Where are you?

We are based in Shawbost, Isle of Lewis. About 17miles 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'.

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I am bringing my family with me. What can they do while I'm playing the harp?

There is a huge amount to do during the day for non-harp playing family members. Further activities and places of interest are within easy reach. Callanish Stones, the broch at Carloway, Boat Rides, Wood Turner, golf courses, fishing, sailing, historic houses, Museums and spectacular countryside to explore

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Where do I stay? What accommodation is available?

Unfortunately, we can't provide any accommodation during the courses. However there is a great choice of accommodation in B&Bs, Hotels, Caravans and Self-catering Cottages as well as a caravan site in Shawbost itself. It is very important to book your accommodation early, as the summer season can be quite busy on the island. Get in touch for personal recommendations.