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If You Must Know: Scottish harpist Rachel Clemente & Scottish Piper Dan Houghton Live at Linden Lea.

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


While firmly rooted in the fertile ground of Scottish traditional music, harpist Rachel Clemente and piper Dan Houghton’s gritty, avant-garde musical interpretations put them at the forefront of Celtic folk musicians in New England. They are both avid tunesmiths and their repertoire reflects this as it features many original compositions as well as traditional melodies.

Vermont-based pedal and traditional Scottish harpist Rachel Clemente has had a passion for music from the early age of five. She began her harp training as a student of the Suzuki method. In addition, she discovered her love of Scottish music through events and competitions held by the Scottish Harp Society of America and the Ohio Scottish Arts School. Her musical education then continued at renowned arts boarding high school Interlochen Arts Academy. In July of 2018, Rachel graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow with a bachelor’s degree in traditional Scottish music. She also won the title of U.S National Scottish Harp Champion in 2016.

Dan Houghton is a Scottish piper, flautist and DADGAD guitarist currently residing in southwestern Vermont. Winner of numerous competitions, including the Scottish Lowland and Border Pipers’ Society “Open Borderpipes” and “New Composition” events and the St. Chartier “Mâitre de Cornemuse,” he has toured and taught extensively throughout Britain, Europe, Ireland, America, Asia and the Antipodes. He performs as a soloist as well as in various ensembles, not least amongst which may be counted the Scottish power-trad band, Cantrip, the Salsa fusion band Salsa Celtica, the more RSCDS based Parcel of Rogues, the “Celtic” Rock band Prydein and, more recently, Piper’s Den.

Tickets are $20.

Please contact Janet Lynch at lindenleapownal@gmail.com as early as possible to book your seats.

** Proof of COVID vaccination is required. Masks are optional.

Linden Lea is located at 655 Elmwood Road in Pownal, not far from Bradbury Mountain State Park.


September 25
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Music Loft at Linden Lea
207 688 4504
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The Music Loft at Linden Lea
655 Elmwood Road
Pownal, 04069
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207 688 4504
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