The 5-4-3-2-1 countdown is underway for the Camac weekend in Cardiff, organized by our partners Telynau Vining and starting February 7th! Deborah Henson-Conant, who will be beamed across HUGE TV screens live from the US, has made a video with co-organiser Shelley Fairplay, in which you can hear all about the packed and varied programme. There'll be the webinar with DHC about arranging music, concerts with Ben Creighton-Griffiths and Shelley, masterclasses with Elinor Bennett and Eira Lynn Jones, orchestral repertoire, sound processing, and "Become A Harpist For A Day" for complete beginners - and you can also get your harp serviced for free by Enric.
Shelley's own concert, The Three Strands, is also a meeting of minds with Deborah Henson-Conant. Shelley developed it in the course of a programme where Deborah mentored her, and it's like a story of Shelley's journey in finding her own unique style as a musician. The concert combines many musical genres - Celtic, classical, flamenco, Doctor Who, Starwars - and “The Three Strands” refers to an age-old Celtic tale that each harper must master three musical strands in order to truly serve humanity. The details of each strand differ in every story. In Shelley’s version, they are the strands of passion, sorrow and joy. But in every tale, these strands are always played by a harpist, and they always encompass the human experience.
For more information and a full timetable, see here on Telynau Vining's website.