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Clyde Duo

Clyde Duo

The audience rightly loved it and thought that it was one of our best concerts ever. Your playing is quite breathtaking, not only in virtuosity but also in beauty.

Music in Rannoch

Duo - Instrumental

Instrumentation

  • Aisling Agnew - Flute
  • Sharron Griffiths - Harp

Repertoire

Sample evening recital programme:

Bach: Sonata in G minor

Jongen: Danse Lente

Andres: Narthex

Ravel: Pavane pour infante defunte

Damase: Variations early morning

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Piazzolla: Histoire du tango

Mozart: Andante from the flute & harp concerto

Alwyn: Naiades

Sample Lunchtime recital - 1 hour:

Marin Marais: Les Folies d'Espagne

Edward McGuire: Folk Memories in Autumn

Toru Takemitsu: Toward the Sea

Harty: In Ireland

Faure: Morceau de Concours

Bizet: Carmen Fantasy

Biography

Formed in 2010, the Clyde Duo originally with flautist Yvonne Robertson and harpist Sharron Griffiths, in 2019 the line-up changed and Sharron is now joined by the renowned flautist Aisling Agnew. Aisling and Sharron share a compelling interest in the flute and harp repertoire and have performed together across the UK and internationally.

Aisling was born and raised in Belfast. She regularly performs worldwide and has been broadcast on BBC Radio, RTE Lyric FM and Classic FM. Aisling has given many high profile concerts including her Wigmore Hall début and performances at Belfast Festival, Celtic Connections and the National Flute Association's 40th International Convention in Las Vegas. In 2006 she released her acclaimed début album Recital and has gone on to record several solo and chamber CDs. As concerto soloist she has appeared with various orchestras including the Ulster Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra and she performs regularly in various ensembles; Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble, Irish Memory Orchestra and her long established flute and guitar duo with Matthew McAllister. Aisling teaches flute for St Andrews University, Glasgow University and the Ulster Orchestra's Crescendo Project. She conducts various ensembles including Flute Phonics in Glasgow and she has given many workshops including for BBC Ten Pieces in Northern Ireland and Classic Children’s Concerts in Scotland.

Sharron Griffiths started playing the harp at the age of ten in her native Wales, she has pursued a busy and varied career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician in recitals both on the concert platform, recording and TV and radio broadcasts. Sharron works regularly with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Scottish Ensemble, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. Sharron is a keen soloist and chamber musician, having appeared as a soloist with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and National Girls Choir of Scotland. She is a member of the innovative Bardic Trio (with Tenor, Jamie MacDougall & Guitarist, Matthew McAllister) and Flute Viola Harp (with flautist Ruth Morley and violist Scott Dickinson) in recitals, including at the Edinburgh Festival, St Magnus Festival, Lammermuir Festival, and Celtic Connections. Sharron is a Lecturer of Pedal Harp at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, St Andrews University, and a regular tutor for the National Youth Orchestras

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