Where East Meets West: A Night of Poetry, Music, and Ancient Echoes with Alasdair the Harpist

Imagine the haunting melodies of the Celtic harp echoing through the intricate patterns of a Persian rug, weaving a tapestry of sound and storytelling that transcends time and space. This March 22nd, join us at the rug store for a truly unique experience hosted by Alasdair, a harpist whose music bridges cultures like a magic bridge.

Celtic Harpist

Harps: Voices of the Celtic Soul

In ancient Celtic societies, the harp wasn't just an instrument; it was a storyteller, a confidante, and a voice for the divine. Bards, revered figures in Celtic culture, used harps to recount epic tales, sing praises of heroes, and even weave spells. The very notes danced with history, carrying whispers of ancient traditions and echoing the rhythm of nature.

Rugs: Woven Worlds of Eastern Poetry

In Eastern cultures like Persia, storytelling wasn't just about words; it was about creating an immersive experience. Rugs, with their intricate patterns and vibrant colors, served as visual tapestries, depicting scenes from poems, myths, and legends. They were more than floor coverings; they were portals to other worlds, inviting audiences to step into the stories themselves.

Ferdosi Shahnameh

A Fusion of Traditions:

This March, Alasdair, a harpist with a heart attuned to both Celtic and Eastern influences, brings these two rich traditions together in a unique performance. Imagine Persian poems like Rumi's mystical verses or Hafiz's odes to love finding their voice through the evocative melodies of the harp. Witness the magic unfold as ancient Celtic rhythms intertwine with the soulful verses of the East, creating a sonic tapestry that resonates across cultures and time.

Why is this important for teenagers?

In a world dominated by technology, where instant gratification reigns supreme, it's easy for young people to lose touch with the rich tapestry of human history and diverse cultural expressions. This event offers a unique opportunity for teenagers to:

  • Discover the power of storytelling: Witness how stories can be told not just through words, but also through music, visual art, and even objects like rugs.
  • Appreciate the beauty of cultural fusion: See how different traditions, when brought together, can create something even more beautiful and meaningful.
  • Connect with their roots: Even if they don't have direct ties to Celtic or Eastern cultures, teenagers can explore the universality of human experience through music and poetry.
  • Break free from the digital bubble: This event offers a chance to step away from screens and immerse themselves in a multi-sensory experience that engages the mind, heart, and soul.


So, join us on March 22nd for an evening that transcends borders and generations. Let the music and poetry wash over you, leaving you with a deeper appreciation for the diverse tapestry of human experience and the enduring power of storytelling.

Don't miss this opportunity to:

  • Expand your cultural horizons: Discover the beauty of different traditions coming together in perfect harmony.
  • Unwind and connect: Let the music and poetry wash over you, leaving you feeling refreshed and inspired.
  • Create lasting memories: Share this unique experience with friends and family, and create memories that will stay with you long after the last note fades.

Ready to join us?

Find more information and registration details in Here. We can't wait to welcome you to this enchanting evening of cultural fusion!

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