The Clarsach and Tartan Day 2014

The clarsach is unquestionably a 15th century instrument, particular to Scotland and Ireland. And, the best part is that it lives today! I recently caught up with my good friend and outstanding harpist, Cynthia Cathcart at the April 2014 Washington, DC area Tartan Day festivities. For those of you that haven’t had the privilege of listening to the traditional clarsach, check out Cynthia’s CD, Alchemy of a Rose, at


Cynthia Cathcart performs on the clarsach at the Washington, DC area Tartan Day.