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Talented harpist to perform for concert series

Just Regional
Feb 10, 2023 2 mins read

Professional harpist Harriet Adie will be performing at the Eaton Concert Series’ next event in March.

Harriet (pictured), who released her first solo album before Christmas, will appear at St Andrew’s Church on Sunday, March 12.

Harriet’s introduction to the harp was far from conventional. She first began lessons in Oman in the Middle East, where fishing wire proved a suitable replacement for any broken harp strings.
She was later awarded a place at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Daphne Boden. This was followed by reading Music at Balliol College, Oxford, where she was an Instrumental Exhibitioner.
December 2022 saw the release of Harriet’s debut solo album,Christmastide, featuring her own arrangements of traditional Christmas carols for harp.
The recording was well received by critics, with the British Music Society describing it as ‘arrangements to which it is well worth paying attention’ and by BBC Music Magazine as an ‘…intimate performance that is warm and colourful, creating a charming atmosphere of peace and joy.’.
To celebrate the album’s release, Harriet also embarked on a 15-date concert tour of the UK and was delighted to see her carol arrangements published both in the UK and the US, to be enjoyed by harpists around the world.
Harriet is a founding member of the internationally-recognised ensemble 4 Girls 4 Harps, whose music has been broadcast on Classic FM, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, as well as across the world as far as Australia and the USA.
The concert starts at 3pm on March 12. Admission is £15 for adults, £7.50 for students and children admitted free of charge. 
To register your interest, please visit www.eatonconcertseries.co.uk where you will find details of other concerts in the series.

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