A superb Highland Harper
Brilliantly simpatico duo, exhilarating adrenalin ecstatic emotion
- Rachel Hair - Clarsach (Scottish Harp)
- Ron Jappy - Acoustic Guitar
Rachel and Ron are passionate about performing Scottish Traditional music and they tailor their performances to each concert, performing mainly music from Rachel’s 7 critically acclaimed albums.
From tunes written by Scotland’s fiddle greats and Highland bagpipe heroes to the recent gems composed in today’s new tradition ... heartfelt airs and waltzes to jigs and reels composed by Rachel and influenced by her worldly travel’s, Rachel and Ron tell the stories and history behind their music, allowing the audience too gain a greater understanding of it’s culture.
Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy, two exceptional instrumentalists, embody the fusion of the oldest Scottish instrument, the Clarsach (Scottish Harp), and the contemporary addition to traditional music, the acoustic Guitar. Hailing from the vibrant musical hub of Glasgow, have toured extensively throughout Europe, the USA and as far afield as Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
As masterful communicators, Rachel and Ron curate each concert experience setting the stage for every piece by delving into the captivating stories and historical context behind them. This approach allows their audiences to forge a deeper connection with the music and immerse themselves in its rich cultural tapestry.
Born and brought up in the Highland village of Ullapool and described by Musician Magazine as “One of the UK’s finest performers and educators of the lever harp” - Rachel is regarded as one of the world’s finest exponents of Scottish harp music and has released 7 critically acclaimed albums and published 5 books of traditional and original harp music. Her passion for the harp has led her to travel extensively, sharing her expertise and enthralling audiences worldwide through her performances and teaching.
Rachel began performing with acoustic guitarist Ron Jappy, from the fishing village of Findochty, when both living in Glasgow in 2017. Their second album Élan received resounding praise and worldwide airplay. “an outstanding instrumental album” (folking.com).