Harpist Sarah Deere-Jones has performed original and traditional music for harp and voice throughout her career. She will perform at Springhead, accompanied on guitar by her husband Phil Williams.
Sarah’s music is an exciting blend of subtle and dazzling arrangements of traditional tunes and haunting singing of folk songs. Sarah will also be playing her original pieces for harp which have broken new ground for the lever harp and have been included in exam lists for harp students around the world.
She has been a guest artist at major harp festivals including the Edinburgh Harp Festival, Somerset festival in New York, Blue Mountain Harp Holiday Australia, Wales International harp festival, Big Sky in Montana USA and the Lorient and Dinan Festivals in Brittany.
Through her historical research into the instrument, Sarah has unearthed a history of the harp in England that goes back to the 10th century, making it a long ignored but entirely suitable instrument for playing traditional music and songs of the English genre. So as well as some Irish and Scottish staples the majority of her music is from the English tradition, particularly southern England and Dorset where she was born and brought up.
Adult tickets £10, Friends of Springhead and under 18s £8. Tickets from Springhead or Ticketsource (see below)Booking link