Leading UK harpist dies in road crash at 37

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.’


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  • 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

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