2009-08-07 Harmony Ensemble

Chinese Music - Old and New
Saturday 22 August 2009 - 8pm
Canongate Kirk, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Harmony Chinese Music Ensemble will be presenting a unique programme of solo and ensemble pieces featuring traditional and contemporary Chinese music performed on Chinese traditional instruments in the wonderful acoustic setting of the Canongate Kirk.

Nominated by the Pearl Award in 2005 for creative excellence, Harmony has enthralled audiences with their wide ranging repertoire of folk music, song and dance from different ethic groups in China.

Harmony was founded in 2002 by Yanmei Wu and Eddie McGuire following informal music sessions. Their collaboration brought together Harmony and Scottish folk group, Whistlebinkies, in a new ballet Tian di Yuan for Celtic Connections. They have also collaborated with other groups from Western Classical, Iranian and African traditions.


Fong Liu - Voice
Kimho Ip  - Yangqin (Chinese dulcimer)
Eddie McGuire - Dizi (Chinese bamboo flute)
Cheng-Ying Chuang -  Zhongruan (Chinese moon guitar) & Liuqin (Chinese lute)
Hooi Ling Eng - Drum & Percussion
Willem Mathlener - Violin

£10 or £6 for concessions. Tickets are available at the door or online from the Edinburgh Fringe website at http://www.edfringe.com/