Harpland. A magical evening of spine tingling music with harpist Ruth Wall and her husband the composer Graham Fitkin at the church of St Peter and St. Paul in Heydon.

Date: 16 July 2022 6.30pm £20

The Norfolk Churches Trust are proud to invite you to Harpland, a magical evening of spine tingling music with the internationally renowned harpist Ruth Wall and her husband the composer Graham Fitkin at the historic church of St Peter and St. Paul in Heydon (NR11 6RG). Drinks and canapes will be served beforehand.

The evening promises to be an exciting combination of ethereal music in an idyllic timeless setting. Exploring the theme of Migration in its many forms, composer Graham Fitkin has re-composed old Gaelic songs and tunes from bagpipe and fiddle books for Ruth’s three harps – the buzzing Renaissance bray harp, the beautiful medieval Gaelic wire harp (clàrsach) and the Scottish lever harp.  Ruth conjures up mesmerising and intricate patterns on these unique instruments, while Graham introduces the evening and talks about the stories of migration connected to the music.

Ruth performs on stages around the world – at the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Berlin Philharmonic, Radio City New York, and as part of the London Olympics celebrations. She has featured as soloist with the London Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra, and toured extensively with the band Goldfrapp, Kathryn Tickell, Ockham’s Razor and Graham Fitkin. She appears regularly on BBC Radio and features in films including ‘Loving Vincent’ and ‘The White Queen’. https://www.ruthwall.co.uk

Composer Graham Fitkin has worked with Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, New York City Ballet. He has won three BASCA composer awards and the Royal Philharmonic Society Composer Award 2015. https://fitkin.com/

‘Virtuosic’   – The Guardian


‘Immaculate playing’  –  BBC Music Magazine




Join us for drinks and canapes at 6.30pm before the concert starts at 7pm in arguably one of the prettiest villages in the country. Tickets are £20 and include  wine and canapes.

Any queries about the event can be directed to amelia@barninghamestate.co.uk .

The evening will finish around 8pm.

The event has been kindly organised by David & Rhona Horton-Fawkes and all profits from the evening will be divided between the church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Heydon and the Norfolk Churches Trust.

Please note that no tickets will be issued – we will check your names on the door.

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