William Jackson performs Celtic HarpThursday March 21, 2019
1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Music from Scotland and Ireland
One of Scotland’s best known harp players, William Jackson from Glasgow, will present a multi-faceted concert of traditional Scottish music as well as his own compositions on Celtic harp and Scottish small pipes.
William Jackson was one of the founding members of the Scottish super group, Ossian, in the late 70s, which had an enormous influence on the sound of traditional Scottish music. He made the Scottish harp, or clarsach, one of the cornerstone’s of the band’s arrangements with bagpipes, strong rhythm guitar and fiddle. He recorded seven albums with Ossian and has subsequently recorded ten solo CDs. He and Ossian were inducted into Scotland's Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2015 and he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Somerset Folk Harp Festival in 2016.
Mr. Jackson has gained a substantial reputation as a composer, known for combining traditional and classical music, with such major works as The Wellpark Suite, St. Mungo, Inchcolm, and A Scottish Island to his credit. In 1999 his composition 'Corryvreckan' from the album Inchcolm was included on Fiona Ritchie's favorites collection, "The Best of The Thistle & Shamrock, Volume 1." His “Land of Light” composition won the international Song for Scotland competition in 1999, was widely acclaimed and performed for the opening of Scotland’s first parliament in 300 years. Additionally he has done scores and performances for a number of BBC programs, the History Channel and films.
Join us for an unforgettable afternoon.
Space is limited, register online.
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