Mearns Leader – Savourna to play Stonehaven this weekend

One of Scotland’s leading and most innovative musicians and composers is set to play a special concert in Stonehaven.

Savourna Stevenson, a world-class player and champion of Scotland’s traditional harp, the clarsach – will perform on February 27, giving audiences a rare chance to hear her unique take on this beautiful and ancient instrument.

She will playing after holding workshops for local harp players, with both the tuition and the concert staged by the North-east branch of The Clarsach Society.

Savourna has had a lifelong love of the clarsach and has written prolifically for the instrument, collaborating with traditional artists including Aly Bain, Eddi Reader, Danny Thompson and June Tabor.

Savourna began playing the piano and composing at the age of five with her father, the composer Ronald Stevenson. Her current commissions include her largest project to date, a work for piano and orchestra named The Secret Life Of A Piano.

Her Stonehaven concert, which begins at 7.30pm, will see her perform with her son, Miles Norris, on guitar. It will be held in The Church of St James with tickets available on the door. Proceeds are going to the fabric fund of the church. Pamela McFadden, secretary of the branch, said: “Savourna is recognised as a major talent and we are honoured to have her both teach in Stonehaven, then play for a wider audience.”

For more details, contact Pamela McFadden ad [email protected].

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