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Janet Bennett studied
harp and singing at the Royal Scottish Academy of
Music and has played with many professional ensembles and orchestras
including the Scottish National and Northern Sinfonia.
In 2006 she was appointed as the Official
Harpist to the Lord Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne and has also
had the honour of performing to the King of Spain, the Duke and
Duchess of Northumberland, Prince Charles and her Majesty the Queen.
Currently enjoying a solo career giving recitals
playing for conferences, special occasions and weddings,
Janet is considered as one of the most talented harpists
and self accompanied singers in Britain today. She has released 3 solo
CD's "and is a regular on radio and TV having appeared in the 2014
Christmas Special of Downton Abbey.
As well as a soloist, she has a flute and harp duo and is a
member of the popular Border Minstrels trio who are
considered one of the leading traditional groups in Northumberland
and are a perfect blend of Northumbrian pipes, fiddle, Celtic
harp and voice. They have made two recordings of Northumbrian
music and songs.
is also an important part of Janetís life and she gives regular harp
workshops. She is an adjudicator for harp competitions; has produced
five books of her own compositions and arrangements for Celtic
harp and is the main teacher of harp in the Newcastle upon Tyne