Rachel Hair & Ron Juppy

“An electrifying duo” (Fatea) Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy twin Scotland’s oldest instrument, the clarsach (Scottish harp), with and one of it’s newest instruments, the acoustic guitar. Performing an exquisite mix of Scottish traditional music they balance virtuosity with emotion, with captivating results.

Influenced by Hair’s upbringing in the Highland village of Ullapool, and Jappy’s North-East roots, together they showcase their passion for traditional music with a repertoire rich in melodies old and new. With crisp strathspeys and heartfelt airs, to virtuosic reels and driving jigs, Rachel and Ron have combined their influences to embrace the rich cultural tradition of Scotland.

Originally paired for a 2 and half week tour of Europe, their musical chemistry was apparent from the outset and they have since gone on to tour the US, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Their latest album Élan (released in 2023) was described as an energising, inspiring and precious delight.” (Folk Radio).

Hair stands at the forefront in todays Celtic harp revival and is unique in placing it at the helm of her music, performing, teaching and promoting it worldwide. Ron is in constant demand as one of Scotland’s leading accompanists and educators in Traditional music. 

Together they are a “brilliantly simpactico duo” (fRoots magazine) performing as one and as they tailor each performance to the needs of their audience, no corner will go untouched by their rootsy charm.

Day: Friday

Stage: T.B.A.

Time Slot: T.B.A.

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