Cathcart, Cynthia


Instruments Played
Harp, Harpsichord, Other Keyboard

Personal Summary / Bio

Cynthia Cathcart is an expert on the Clàrsach, the ancient wire-strung harp of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and of Ireland. Performing and teaching internationally, she is a leader in a new wave of interest in the wire-strung harp. Based near Washington, DC, Cynthia represents Ardival Harps of Strathpeffer, Scotland and is their North American Artist in Residence. Cynthia is a recording artist, and the author of several books for the clarsach. She holds a number of prestigious awards, including two-time U.S. National Scottish Harp Master Champion, three time winner of the Clan Lamont Trophy (in Virginia, Texas and Ohio), and holder of the Pennington-Grey Award for service to the wire-strung harp.



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720 Guilford Court
Silver Spring, MD, 20901
United States
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