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.
"Ur wech e oa, ur wech e vo, ur wech ne oa ket…"1
Once upon a time, a king married a woman on the one condition that he never would ask her her name or where she came from. He accepted and they lived happily together for many years. Every week, the queen would disappear for several hours, and nobody knew when she would come back. Rumours grew within the kingdom. One day, riddled with doubt, the king finally decided to follow her in secret.
Nothing seems to reconcile Glasgow, the economic capital of Scotland, with Edinburgh, political capital of the country. The two main cities of the Scottish belt stare at, tease and respect each other like porcelain dogs that nothing can bring together. Even the M8 – the motorway between the two cities – increases the differences between them: a logical bypass in Edinburgh, an amputation and stretch of the highway straight into the heart of Glasgow. The tone is set: since the first one prides itself for having an old city classified as World heritage for humanity, the official line for Glasgow will be "the most modern city in Europe" thanks to another – but this one infamous – Robert Bruce1 and his city restructuring plan.