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FitkinWall – Harpland

FitkinWall – Harpland

The Haymarket, Basingstoke
Tuesday 11 June 2024
Tickets are priced at £24; under 25s and f/t students £12 (includes £4 booking fee).

Internationally renowned harp and electronica duo FitkinWall follow threads of migration, loss, and longing in their new show, which comes to The Haymarket.

Ruth Wall's explorations into Gaelic song, fiddle and pipe tunes, and the history of the Scottish Highlands where she grew up, have a particular focus on migration and the Highland Clearances. Graham Fitkin has created enigmatic and mesmerising new versions of these for Ruth's three harps – the sitar-like Renaissance bray harp, the beautiful medieval Gaelic wire harp (clàrsach), and the Scottish lever harp.

In this show, the duo combines ancient aural sources with modern technology, creating something beautiful - dark, fragmented folk moods transform into soaring, fast-paced music, and pulsating patterns, eery melodic fragments, sumptuous harmonies are all constructed with care and precision. The performance features a specially commissioned light installation by celebrated artist, Peter Freeman.

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