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06 August 2018
Scottish harper joins award-winning Russian orchestra for Edinburgh Fringe concerts

Misha’s Gang, the Russian string orchestra who won a Herald Angel award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, have added respected Scottish harper-composer Karen Marshalsay as a special guest during their return to the Fringe this year.

Marshalsay, who specialises in playing the music of the bagpipes on the clarsach, has appeared on the Edinburgh International Festival and at the Edinburgh Mela with Herald Angel-winning piper Allan MacDonald and currently works with Boys of the Lough founder Cathal McConnell’s trio.

She will be performing new orchestrations of her own compositions with the orchestra at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall on Monday, August 6, Sunday 12 and Friday 17.

Formed by Misha Rachlevsky, who also founded the New American Chamber Orchestra, Misha’s Gang have performed all over the world as Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. They recently premiered "For Misha's Gang - Suite for small, medium, large and extra large fiddles," a specially commissioned work by Crimean composer Eskender Bekmambetov in New York and toured China earlier this year. They appear at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall from August 3 to 27. 

 

                                                      

                                                                     Karen Marshalsay

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