Whether subtly approaching the traditional music of her native Scottish West coast or exploring contemporary compositions of her own, Rebecca Hill approaches the lever harp with consideration and elegance. Rebecca’s musical interest was sparked at the local Féis and she now looks back as a First-Class Honours graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s prestigious Traditional Music programme.
After reaching the final of the Princess Margaret of the Isles senior clársach competition in 2019, Rebecca was driven to release some of her own music in the form of her EP 'The Airing'. She joined forces with fiddler Charlie Stewart and musician/recording engineer Graham Rorie to create a recording that encapsulates her mix of influences in four unique tracks. The EP was launched at Glasgow's Celtic Connections in January 2020. Rebecca was voted 'Up and Coming Artist of the Year' at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards that same year.
2021 has seen Rebecca collaborate with the aforementioned Charlie Stewart, recently releasing two singles 'Let That Stand There' and 'Dalrannoch'. Along with this duo she can also be heard on Ohio harpist, Rachel Clemente’s EP ‘A Quiet Uniqueness’.
The Airing //
The Airing is the debut EP from lever harpist and composer, Rebecca Hill. Intertwining harp, fiddle (Charlie Stewart) and mandolin (Graham Rorie), each track is delicately arranged showcasing Rebecca's mix of influences from her upbringing around Traditional music in the West Coast of Scotland to her more innovative compositional styles developed during her time in Glasgow.
This four track EP consists of two tracks of Rebecca’s own compositions. This includes Newark Seaglass, influenced by the coastal phenomena of Scotland’s shores and Rebecca’s title track, The Airing. These co-exist alongside more Traditional material in the Marque of Huntly’s Farewell.
The Airing was launched at Glasgow's Celtic Connections 2020 festival as part of the New Tradition’s series, where the EP line up was enhanced with the addition of Joseph Peach on piano.
Fiddle; Charlie Stewart
Mandolin; Graham Rorie
Photographer; Martin Venherm
Artwork and Design; Sophie Anne Campbell
Engineered by Graham Rorie at Rumley Sounds
Mastered by Scott Wood at Oak Ridge Studios
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