23 November 2020Solstice Eve - A Yule Harp Hang!
After the success of the Halloween Harpy Hang, I'm hosting another one on Zoom on Sunday 20th December at 7pm. The 'Solstice Eve, A Yule Harp Hang' will feature my Yule harp of course, along with my other ones in a 30-40 minute solo gig from myself. Then we can have an informal chat, tunes and Q&A session. There will be sheet music to download in advance for a couple of tunes that you can play along with (on mute sadly of course) and if you have a party piece you want to share let me know in advance and we can get it scheduled in. It's not just for harp players of course - listeners, friends, singers and other instruments are welcome too!
The evening is free for all my Patreon supporters at all levels (starting at £2) or £5 for anyone else. You can pay via PayPal and I'll send you the Zoom details. Christmas jumpers, tinsel and Santa hats are of course optional!
All info here
16 October 2020Birnam Arts Crowdfunder Celebration
Birnam Arts Centre are hosting a Crowdfunder Celebration Party on Friday 16th October going live at 6pm including a 20 minute set recorded by Karen at home earlier in the week. Listen in!
28 September 2020Harpy Halloween Hang!
It's almost October and time to get your socially distanced Halloween organised! I'm hosting a Harpy Halloween Hang on Zoom (Saturday 31 October of course) at 7pm. Starting with a short 30-40 minute solo gig from myself, on all three of my harps with the bray harp featuring of course as it's the most spooky and devilish sounding as harps can get. Then an informal chat, tunes and Q&A session. There will be sheet music to download in advance for a couple of tunes that you can play along with (on mute sadly of course) and if you have a party piece you want to share let me know in advance and we can get it scheduled in!
The evening is free for all my Patreon supporters at all levels (starting at £2) or £5 for anyone else. You can pay at via PayPal and I'll send you the Zoom details. Fancy dress is of course optional ... All info here
25 September 2020First wire harp zoom session 26th September
The first zoom session for my Wire for Sound patrons on my Patreon account is on Saturday 26th September at 4pm (Edinburgh time!) We started looking at my tune Gealach a' Bhruic this month and the sheet music and teaching videos are accessible instantly upon sign up.
25 August 2020Technique Masterclass on Zoom Saturday 29 August
Saturday 29 August from 11:00-12:15
Public · Hosted by The Clarsach Society NE Scotland Branch
This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in an online Masterclass with Karen Marshalsay. Click on the link below to register.
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31 July 2020Patreon page is live
Karen now has a Patreon page where you can connect with her and hear about her creative process, inspiration, work in progress and lots more. There's various levels from a general supporter looking for news and behind the scenes to lots of tunes and sheet music and more - check it out!
30 July 2020Sheet music PDFs now available
Karen's six books are now all available to buy as PDFs from Marsharp Music, along with individual pieces which are on a current exam syllabus.
02 July 2020Karen is now on Bandcamp!
Karen's album The Road to Kennacraig is now available on Bandcamp as a CD and digital album. And on July 3rd Bandcamp are having a Free Friday which means they are giving 100% of sales direct to the artist without taking any fees. So if you're interested in the album now would be a great time ...
16 June 2020Lockdown O'Carolan Challenge
There is a Lockdown O'Carolan Challenge running in the Facebook Celtic Harp group - the initiative of Asya Sergeeva. Tune numbers were randomly assigned from the Donal O'Sullivan book and Karen drew number 97 Mr Malone. It's not one that's heard very much if at all, so check out her version on YouTube.