We are so excited to host Sue for 2019’s Minnesota Scottish Harp Weekend!
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About The Workshop: “Tunes, Tunes, Tunes”
Irish, Scottish, Welsh, or Scandinavian—as many as we have time for. As Sue goes through them she will explain the differences between the genres (jig, reel, strathspey, etc). She will also explain basic ornaments and how to play with a lilt. She will teach by ear and pass out the music at the end.
For Harp Players of All Skill Levels.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q : Should I bring my harp?
A : Yes! We will not have harps available for use. Please bring your own.
About Our Presenter, Sue Richards
Sue Richards is an internationally known performer, teacher, composer and author. Sue has recorded dozens of CDs, and has entertained audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe.
After first studying the concert harp in Ohio with Lucy Lewis and Jean Harriman, Sue turned to the Celtic harp and the Irish and Scottish traditional music of her heritage. Since then, Sue has performed numerous times for the Embassy of Ireland in Washington, DC, has twice played for President Bill Clinton, and recently added Queen Elizabeth II and President and Mrs. Bush to her list.
Sue has sat in with The Chieftains and has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion. She has performed in Scotland at Celtic Connections in Glasgow and at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival, and she recently toured Norway and Sweden with the Harpa ensemble.
Sue can be heard on dozens of recordings, both solo, with Ceoltoiri, and with Grammy-nominated Ensemble Galilei, a group of five women performing Celtic, Early, and Original music. As a member of EG, she has written music and performed in two multi-media shows, A Universe of Dreams and First Person: Stories from the Edge of the World, the latter sponsored by the National Geographic Society.
In addition to multiple Wammie awards, Sue has won the American National Scottish Harp Championship four times, and is now a Scottish Harp Society of America (SHSA) Distinguished Judge. She has also served as president of SHSA, as well as of the Washington, DC, Folk Harp Society.
Sue has taught at the Alaska Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, currently teaches at the SummerKeys Adult Music Workshop in Maine, and teaches and directs the harp program at the Ohio Scottish Arts School in Oberlin, Ohio. She offers private lessons in the Asheville, NC, area.
About Our Venue, Celtic Junction
Address: 836 Prior Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104 | Get Directions »
Celtic Junction Arts Center is nestled in a warehouse district between Snelling Ave and Highway 280 in Saint Paul. The Celtic Junction is an arts and cultural center that provides a central gathering place to educate our audiences and preserve, promote and celebrate the Celtic cultural legacy for the benefit of all ages and future generations. This workshop will be in one of the second-floor conference rooms.
The Celtic Junction, is an ADA-compliant facility. Accessibility features include ADA-accessible bathrooms on the main and south first and side second floors, street-level ADA-entry doors at the front and rear of The Celtic Junction, handicap accessible parking in the rear of The Celtic Junction, and an internal ramp that leads from the large studio space (used for concerts, dances, and events) to the main lobby.
Parking for the building is in two adjacent, free parking lots to the north and south of the building. There is designated handicap parking in the rear. The Celtic Junction Arts Center is accessible to pedestrians with a drop off driveway in front of the ADA-compliant entry door, and a cut-in from the curb. On-street parking is also available; for everyone’s safety, please respect the “No Parking” signs.
Learn more about the Celtic Junction on their website.