'a wondrous blend of folk and electronica in a sold-out amphitheatre ... Björk-esque'
- Sound Effects review, The Edinburgh Reporter
“mesmerising and ... heavenly”
- The Light Gatherer review, jazzwise Magazine
- Chris Wood, The Argus
A prolific, boldly innovative harpist, composer and singer, Esther works across genres as diverse as classical chamber music and free improvisation, and writes for ensembles large and small. Having studied at Edinburgh’s St Mary’s Music School and the Royal Northern College of Music, as well as with harp pioneer Catriona McKay, she has received numerous prestigious commissions and featured in many international collaborations.
Esther Swift explores ritual, connection, isolation, and the natural world in her performance with pedal harp and voice.
She has travelled to Vietnam, New Zealand, Malaysia, Mongolia, and beyond with her music, and shared international, music lead collaborations with musicians and other artists around the world.
She has recently been commissioned by Celtic Connections, Chamber Music Scotland, Manchester Jazz festival and The Edwin Morgan Trust and performed internationally with her band Emergence Ensemble.
More on Esther at her website HERE
Date & Time
Doors Open at 6.00pm
Show Starts at 7.00pm
Wednesday February 8th Christ's Church Pukehou
Thursday Feb 9th Raukawa Community Hall
Friday February 10th Flemington Community Hall
Saturday February 11th Elsthorpe Memorial Hall
Sunday February 12th Te Awanga Community Hall
For any questions please contact Jamie: firstname.lastname@example.org