Leading UK harpist dies in road crash at 37

Leading UK harpist dies in road crash at 37


norman lebrecht

August 17, 2018

Kate Molleson has written a fine obituary of Helen Macleod, ‘one of Scotland’s finest harp players’, who was killed on the roads at a terribly young age. Engaged in all styles of music, she was a regular with the Hebrides Ensemble and a teacher at St Mary’s.

‘She was energetic, creative, vibrant and inspiring. She was wickedly funny and full of spirit, a person who would light up any room.’



  • David Ward says:

    Dreadfully sad. She was wonderfully talented.

  • Michael Bennett says:

    Absolutely stunned !

  • Kay young. says:

    l didn’t know this young lady. but lam so very sad and sorry for her and her family. such a terrible tragic waste of a talented young life.

  • Klaus Horngacher says:

    I didn’t know her but it’s really sad to hear that she died so young by a tragic accident

  • Maria O'Hare says:

    Helen played at our daughter’s wedding on 14 July in Cluny Castle we were all shocked & saddened to hear of her untimely death – our sympathy goes to her family & partner

  • Norma Murphy says:

    Watched my friends son’s DVD of his wedding last night.Th ewedding took place earkier this year at which Helen played the harp.On commenting on her enhancement to the day and fine musical talent I was so sad to hear from my friend about Helen’s untimely death.
    What a beautiful and talented young woman so, so sad. My sincere condolences to Helen’s partner and family.