The next event in the monthly “Wighton harpist” series will be a lunchtime recital on Wednesday 17th January 2007, 1.15-1.45pm in the Wighton Heritage Centre, Dundee Central Library, Wellgate, Dundee, DD1 1DB. Admittance is Free.
Simon Chadwick will be playing ancient Scottish Gaelic harp music, on his replica of the medieval “Queen Mary” harp with gold and silver wire strings.
The music at this recital will mostly be taken from old Scottish music books in the Wighton Collection, including James Oswald’s “Caledonian Pocket Companion” published in the 1740s, and Daniel Dow’s “Collection of Ancient Scots Music” published in 1776.
Other forthcoming events in the Wighton Centre, promoted by the Friends of Wighton, include the famous Gaelic singer Anne Lorne Gillies on Saturday, January 20 at 14:00, and a lunchtime recital on Wednesday 7th February at 1.15.