on Lake Constance
25 - 28 May 2007
Invitation to the 14th Annual Festival of Celtic Music and Celtic culture on Lake Constance
Fourteen years ago, I organised, for the first time, a festival of Celtic music and culture in Rorschach with the purpose of giving all friends of Celtic culture a platform in Switzerland to share experiences with like-minded people.
My concern was to give professionals and amateurs, members of all age groups and nationalities the opportunity to make music, dance, listen and exchange experiences.
The Celtic Harp
The Celtic Harp is for me, like a language, a possibility to express myself and to communicate with other people. It is very important for me to share my enthusiasm with many people.
The Celtic Harp is an instrument in its own right. The size, guage, tension and spacing of the strings are different from the other types of harps. This asks for a playing technique of its own and a special repertoire. There are studies of Celtic harp at the academies of Music and Drama in the Celtic countries Ireland, Scotland and Brittany.
It is with great pleasure that I invite all lovers of Celtic music and culture to participate as musicians or visitors in the Fourteenth Celtic Days.
My heartfelt thanks goes to all honorary assistants, above all Iris Gerig and Veronika Egli, as well as the City of Rorschach, and the Catholic community of Rorschach. They have all been instrumental in making Celtic Days a success.
A hearty welcome to all to the fourteenth annual Celtic Days on Lake Constance.
You can also read a report on the 2005 festival
Click here for information on this Harp Festival
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