The Rotary Club of Ellon was treated to a recital on the clarsach by Dr Vivienne Tegg at their meeting on August 22.
Dr Tegg is manager of the Volunteer Centre Aberdeenshire. She explained that the clarsach is the Gaelic word for harp and that they have featured in Scottish history possibly dating from 2300 B.C. One of the earliest surviving instruments is the Queen Mary Harp on display in the Museum of Scotland dating from the 15th Century.
She delighted the club with four tunes and had club members spellbound. The vote of thanks was given by Rotarian Bruce Gifford who said that their guest was awe-inspiring and a delight to listen to.