The launch of a new Celtic harp competition by Camac harps was announced at the end of last year on Harpblog. Once again, it has not only created the sensation in the harp world but it will also sustain the excellent level reached by the young musicians. The competition will take place in a very symbolic venue in the heart of Brittany: Pontivy, a very well known city for having hosted another Celtic harp competition for many years within the prestigious Kan ar Bobl. The first edition of Dasson an Delenn (The Resonance of the harp) will be held on the 23rd and 24th of May at the Conservatoire of Music and Dance of Pontivy.
Divided into four categories, the competition is open to harpists under 21 years old. I am particularly honoured to announce that my Kas a-barh from the music book Awen has been selected as the compulsory piece of the 4th category. This book and the CD where the tune was recorded are available here:
The competition rules are available online here.