I hope that autumn is off to a great start for everyone!
The wheels on my harp case are (miraculously!) still at the moment after a great few weeks in Finland and Eastern Europe. I had a wonderful time working with my students at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and performing alongside musicians from Hungary, Italy, Belarus, Latvia, Norway and Lithuania at the GRIEŽYNĖ Folk Festival, which also gave me the chance to travel through some absolutely beautiful villages in Lithuania. You can see some photos from the festival on my Facebook page,http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lily-Neill/40768703617.
I’m also delighted to be joining the Canadian/Irish/Scottish band “The Outside Track” as “guest harpist” for their upcoming tour of Ireland and Canada. The tour schedule is below and I hope that some of you can make it to hear us!
3 October: Dolan’s with “The Outside Track”. Doors at 8:00 p.m. Limerick City, Ireland.
5 October: Cork Folk Festival with “The Outside Track”, 10:00 p.m. at An Spailpín Fánach, Cork City, Ireland.
7-11 October: Celtic Colours International Festival with “The Outside Track”.
Performance schedule is online at http://www.celtic-colours.com/.
I’ll also be giving a Harp Workshop at the Festival on Monday, October 8th at 10:00 a.m. See http://www.celtic-colours.com/workshops/cape-breton-harp-festival-workshop-with-lily-neill/ for more information.
In my last news blast I mentioned that I’d be releasing several projects very soon. I’m very excited that this winter two new CDs will be released as well as another big project…. I’ll be sharing more news about these releases and my upcoming solo performances once I’m back from Canada… !