November 2023

Harp and Holly: its history, design and music with a seasonal flavour

Welcome to The Arts Society Medway
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 - 11:00
Franklin Rooms
Franklin Road Gillingham ME7 4DG
Online Event

Margaret brings to life the joy of music through the ages at this time of year with a seasonal hour of Christmas bygones.

Keeping to a brief history of the harp, Margaret concentrates more on the incredible pedal mechanism invented for the harp and demonstrates on her own instrument through a variety of music.  Exploring some of the old Christmas Carols and their origins, Margaret will play a selection of festive favourites to get you in the mood for Christmas. 


Miss Margaret Watson

Margaret studied harp under the late Sidonie Goossens OBE and Sussex harpist Helen Arnold. She holds a Diploma in Music Performance on the harp and is also a Fellow of The Guild of Musicians and Singers.

Now one of the busiest harpists in the Southeast, Margaret has played for Royalty, given concerts at National Trust properties, played at City Guildhall, Clarence House, The Garrick Club, The Savoy, Ritz, Dorchester and Hilton Langham Hotels in London, Glyndebourne Opera House, Covent Garden and for many weddings, private parties, group meetings, receptions, launches, corporate, civic and charity functions.

Margaret is a very active member of the charity ‘Music in Hospitals and Care’ and gives bedside concerts for patients and mentally or physically disabled people in hospitals, hospices, and specialist care centres and nursing homes.

With her very varied repertoire and often resplendent costumes, she has delighted numerous audiences throughout the UK.