Benslow Music Trust – the Clarsach Course 2016


This course, now in its third year, is organised by Benslow Music in association with the Clarsach Society.

The course is for all standards from elementary to advanced, and, as in previous years, will run alongside a fiddle course. 

This year’s tutors will be Danielle Perrett, who has taught many successful workshops for the London & South-East branch of the Clarsach Society, and Patsy Seddon, one of Scotland’s most innovative and long standing harp players and a popular tutor at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival.

If possible you should bring your own harp, although if this isn’t possible you may be able to hire a harp for the weekend.


The venue for this course is Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB

Benslow Music is renowned for its tranquillity and its home-from-home friendly hospitality. It’s the perfect place to work on your musical skills in a relaxing and mutually supportive atmosphere.

It is a five-minute walk from Hitchin train station, which is served by fast, frequent trains from Cambridge, Peterborough and London King’s Cross. Road access from the A1(M) and the M1 is swift.  A link to a map is available here.

Both residential (£275) and non-residential (£200) course fees are available; the residential course fee includes comfortable accommodation and all meals, while the non-resident fee includes lunch and supper. En-suite accommodation is available for a reasonable supplement.


Booking is now open – contact Benslow Music either via their website or tel. 01462 459446.

For further details about the venue or the accommodation, please contact Benslow Music.

If you would like further details about the content of the course, or would like to hire a harp for the weekend, please contact us.