SM391: Puirt Ùra - New Tunes for Harp - Intermediate

Puirt Ùra
New Tunes for Harp - Intermediate
Fraya Thomsen

Cover ImagePuirt Ùra - New Tunes for Harp - a trilogy of bi-lingual (Gaelic / English) tutor books of original music for the harp, which are divided into beginners, intermediate and advanced pieces.

beginners, INTERMEDIATE, advanced


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Contents & Further Information

Fraya Thomsen is a Scottish harpist and composer in high demand. As one half of the internationally renowned duo The Duplets, her tunes are widely sought after. The release of their first album Tree of Strings saw Fraya’s tunes being described as "frankly funky, rich and varied" Alex Monaghan, Folk World. These essential elements have been captured for this collection of original tunes. Delighted to be a part of the Scottish Harp revival, Fraya has drawn on her broad teaching experience to make a collection which has an exciting modem feel whilst promoting good technique and a musical approach. “full of spirit and spontaneity”


Rebecca Grewcock’s
Charlotte and Craig’s
Bob Burt's Driving Lessons
Mr Nice
Skinny Idiots
Snowy Daze
The Bendy Tune
Garry Porch’s


Performer, composer and teacher Fraya Thomsen’s enthusiasm for the Scottish small harp was first fuelled during attendance at Fèis Rois in Ullapool. She went on to study Scottish Music and graduated with honours from the RCS in Glasgow.

An international musician, Fraya worked with Fiona Hunter and Cloud 9 during the time of her study and founded musical duo The Duplets with Gillian Fleetwood in 2005. Her music has taken her to such places as Nova Scotia, Mumbai, Europe and the USA where alongside performing she has also had the privilege to run workshops teaching local musicians. Fraya has her own teaching practice and has worked for a wide variety of musical organisations and festivals including the Edinburgh International Harp Festival and Dinan International Harp Meeting, which has inspired and informed the writing and presentation of this collection of harp music.

Her larger compositions include commissions from Distil Scotland and working as composer-in-residence for Ceòl Mòr. Fraya can be heard on various recordings, most recently with The Duplets and Abagail Grey. In 2011 and 2012 she is working as the Musician in Residence with the Fèis Rois.

“Coming from such a strong melody driven musical tradition as Scotland’s, my compositions often highlight the importance / behold in bold melodies while exploring the exciting possibilities of rhythm. I am a strong believer in musical variation, which I enjoy encouraging music student to continue to develop.

Thank you to all the great harp students teachers and musical collaborators that I have worked with over the years for so much inspiration!
Have Fun!”

Fraya Thomsen

Library Information

Work Puirt Ùra - New Tunes for Harp - Intermediate
Composer: Fraya Thomsen
Instrumentation: Lever Harp
Level: intermediate
Format: Score
Size: A4
Pages of muisc: 16
Weight: 100gm
ISMN: 978-1-906804-08-4
Our Ref: SM391
Publisher: Taigh na Teud
Edition/Year: First Edition 2012
Origin: UK

Sample page

Sample of the music