Esther Swift

Esther Swift

November 06, 2022
Start time - 14:00



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Esther Swift at CatStrand

High Tea Tunes special: Esther Swift

High Tea Tunes is a series of short concerts by well known local artists followed by tea and scones.

Esther Swift explores ritual, connection, isolation, and the natural world in her performance with pedal harp and voice. A prolific, boldly innovative harpist, composer and singer, Esther works across genres as diverse as classical chamber music and free improvisation, and writes for ensembles large and small.

Having studied at Edinburgh’s St Mary’s Music School and the Royal Northern College of Music, as well as with harp pioneer Catriona McKay, she has received numerous prestigious commissions and featured in many international collaborations. She has travelled to Vietnam, New Zealand, Malaysia, Mongolia, and beyond with her music, and shared international, music lead collaborations with musicians and other artists around the world. She has recently been commissioned by Celtic Connections, Chamber Music Scotland, Manchester Jazz festival and The Edwin Morgan trust and performed Internationally with her band Emergence Ensemble.



Nestled in the heart of the Glenkens, the CatStrand is a multi-use venue with a fully equipped and adaptable auditorium, a licensed cafe, gift shop and meeting room. Open 7 days per week, all year round, Catstrand offers a regular range of events including theatre, music and cinema plus fitness classes and activities for all ages. Our popular licensed cafe is open 7 days for light lunches, home baking and tea & coffee. The Gift shop stocks a great range of locally produced crafts, quality gifts and tourist maps and guides.

Address - CatStrand, HighStreet, New Galloway DG7 3RN

Phone no - 01644420374

Accessibility - Fully wheel chair accessible. Fully accessible for wheelchair users including toilets, disabled parking spaces available, hearing loop in place. 3 Seats in row A which is our ground level front row are reserved for disabled users, unless there are no other seats available. Please contact the venue on 01644420374 to book.

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