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Due to Covid 19 all tours are currently suspended.

Harriet has been using lockdown to record a new solo CD which will be available soon and to offer online harp lessons and workshops to people around the world.

She has also been recording some new music videos with film-maker Juliette Daum. Here's the one from July 2020:

Scroll down to view the other lockdown videos and to read more about Harriet.

About

Harriet was classically trained, reaching Grade 8 with Distinction on concert pedal harp.

Asked to join a London-Irish band in her gap year, she had a religious conversion to Irish music and has never looked back since.

She is now considered one of the foremost exponents of the Celtic harp in the UK, specialising in Welsh, Irish and Scottish music.

With her trio of bass and drums she also mixes Celtic music with jazz - and more recently with tap dance. "Harp and Tap" will be touring the UK as soon as Covid 19 allows! You can see them in action here. And yes, that was a witch on the front row! It was a Halloween gig!

Together with her love of Celtic music, Harriet speaks Welsh, Irish and Scots Gaelic and has a degree in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Studies from Trinity College, Cambridge (1998-2001).

She is a full-time musician, touring extensively throughout the UK, Europe, Canada and America.

She has been on 18 tours of the USA to 25 different states since 2002 and gives frequent concerts in France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Ireland and Italy.

Recently she has been collaborating with several Irish bands in Germany which led to 11 tours of Germany during 2019 alone.

In 2007 she performed as a soloist to 25,000 people in the 02 Arena and in the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of the "Young Voices" Tour.

She was also chosen as one of 6 winners of the "Danny Kyle Open Stage Award" at the Celtic Connections Festival 2007 - picked out from among 82 different musical acts competing for the title.

She was the 'Harper of All Britain' (at the All Britain round of the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉirinn) in 2000 and won it again in 2002.

With her trio she has represented Wales in the Festival Interceltique in Lorient and in the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow (2008) as well as performing and teaching at most major harp festivals including the Bardonecchia Harp Festival in Italy in 2014, the Harfentreffen Festival (2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016) in Germany, the Harfentage Festival in Germany (2014-present) and Dinan Harp Festival in Brittany (2015). She was asked to perform at this year’s World Harp Congress in Cardiff - a concert now postponed to July 2021 due to Covid 19.

Harriet's first solo album "Jumping Ahead" of Irish and Scottish harp music with backing from traditional and world music instruments was launched in London in 2003.

Her second album "From the Crooked Tree" (2007) with The Harriet Earis Trio (harp, bass and drums) combines Celtic harp with jazz backing and was described as “superlative” by the Musician’s Union magazine.

The latest trio album "Alignments" came out in May 2016 and Radio Wales presenter Frank Hennessey commented that the CD made him feel so good that “The Harriet Earis Trio should be available on the N.H.S.".

Harriet has guested extensively on different albums since 1998 including the debut album from London-Irish group Siansa's(2001), two CDs "Through These Eyes" and "A Hundred Thousand Angels" by pop singer Luce Drayton (1999 and 2000) and an album by Welsh pop singer Elin Fflur (2004). She guested on the album "Shake the Blossom Early" by London-Irish singer Helen Roche (2004) and on the album 'Craic of Dawn' by the German-Irish band An Tor (2006) and on "Ear to Ere", an American/Welsh cross-over album produced by Red Kite Records (2007). She has also recorded an album "Dragons" with Welsh trio Triban (with singer Ian Rowlands and fiddler Jasper Salmon) (2007) and an album of Christmas music "Winter Songs" with singer Sharron Kraus (2010).

Harriet has always been interested to use her music to help people. In 2005 Harriet was one of a few young musicians in the UK to be awarded a place on Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now! scheme, which led to over 150 solo concerts in community venues such as hospitals, old people’s homes and special schools (as well as solo recitals in most of the main Welsh festivals, such as the North Wales Music Festival in St Asaph, Bryn Terfel’s “Y Faenol” Festival and the National Eisteddfod). Since leaving the scheme as a performer in 2009 she became one of a handful of musicians in the UK trained to help audition and mentor new musicians on the scheme. Her work with Live Music Now! led to an invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen at a reception honouring “Young People in the Performing Arts” in May 2011.

She makes regular radio and TV appearances (presented in most of the Celtic languages!) for BBC Northern Ireland, Radio Wales, Radio na Gaeltachta, ITV Wales and S4C.

When she is not touring, Harriet lives in an off-grid house in mid Wales and teaches online harp lessons to all ages - from age 5 to 101! - with Skype pupils as far afield as France, Greece, Germany, Gibraltar, Canada and the US as well as all across the UK. She teaches harp lessons weekly through the medium of French and German as well as English, Welsh or Irish.

When she is not playing the harp or teaching music, she also runs “About Welsh” courses and workshops, where she gives an overview of Welsh literature from earliest times to the present and compares Welsh with other European languages.

You can view Harriet's latest YouTube music videos by film maker Juliette Daum (with previews of tunes that will be on the new album!) here:

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