The Willow Trio

'When musical ability and performance insight come together, wonderful things happen'

The Willow trio are a clarsach trio made up of three award-winning harpists, Sophie Rocks, Sam Macadam and Romy Wymer. Based in Glasgow, the trio are focussed on playing their own compositions and arrangements, ranging from traditional Scottish melodies to Tchaikovsky's classic Swan Lake.

Having featured on Celtic Connection’s Danny Kyle Stage, Talking Harps, Opening the Harp Chakra, Northern Soul, Local Heroes and BBC Scotland, the trio have released their debut EP Oystercatchers (funded by Tasgadh) in 2021, which is available on all streaming platforms. In 2023, the trio are releasing their debut album, The Swan of Salen, which is a musical accompaniment to the multimedia ballet project of the same name, which joins Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with Gaelic culture, folklore and music.

Out-with the trio, each member follows a diverse career. Multi-instrumentalist Sam MacAdam performs with The Sleekit Beasties, is releasing new solo music, and is the recipient of the Paolo Nutini scholarship for songwriting; composer Romy Wymer has won second prize and the audience award in the World Harp Competition and is now writing her first album; and Sophie Rocks curates Glasgow based concert series, Music At The Green, and tours her award-winning solo show 'From Shetland to Shanghai' across the UK.

What they play...

Scottish Traditional
- Ae fond Kiss - arr. Sam Macadam
- A’Ghille dhuinn is toigh leam thu - arr. Romy Wymer
- A Mairead Og - arr. Sam Macadam
- An Eala Bhan - arr. Romy Wymer
- Barra to Balloch - DÀIMH arr. Romy Wymer
- Domhnall nan Domhnall - arr. Romy Wymer
- Eriskay Love Lilt - arr. Sam Macadam
- Ice Waltz - arr. Romy Wymer
- Mathair Spe/Tha Mi Sgith - arr. Sam Macadam
- Mo Chaileag Shuaineartach - arr. Romy Wymer
- Mo Run am Fearann - arr. Romy Wymer
- My Love has gone to sea - arr. Sam Macadam
- My Love is like a red red rose - arr. Sam Macadam
- Port na h’Eala - arr. Sophie Rocks
- Tha m’inntinn raoir a-nochd’s a-roig/Mo Chuachag Laghach/Cota Mor Ealasaid - arr.
Romy Wymer
- Uaigh A Bhaird - arr. Sam Macadam
- What care I for the minister - arr. Romy Wymer

Original Works
- Golden Toad - Sam Macadam
- Inkspills - Romy Wymer
- I’m not getting on a boat - Romy Wymer
- Miss Molly Moo - Sam Macadam
- The Mysterious Garden - Romy Wymer
- The Oystercatchers - Romy Wymer

- Act 2 - No. 10 Scène - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Arabian Dance - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Danses des cygnes - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Danses des petits cygnes - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Dance of the sugar plum fairy - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Hungarian dance - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- La fille aux cheveux du lin - Claude Debussy
- Scène finale. - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Scène no. 4 ‘Pas de deux’ - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Spanish Dance - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Vals - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

- A little respect - Erasure arr. Sam Macadam
- Arrival of the birds - The Cinematic Orchestra arr. Sophie Rocks
- Beauty & the beast - Celine Dion arr. Sam Macadam
- Blackbird - The Beatles arr. Sam Macadam
- Braveheart - James Horner arr. Sam Macadam
- Caledonia - Dougie Maclean arr. Sam Macadam
- Can’t help falling in love - Elvis Presley arr. Sam Macadam
- Concerning Hobbits - Howard Shore arr. Sam Macadam
- Here comes the sun - The Beatles arr. Sam Macadam
- How long will I love you - The Waterboys arr. Sam Macadam
- Nanou 2 - Aphex Twin arr. Scott Crawford Morrison
- We have all the time in the world - Louis Armstrong arr. Sam Macadam
- What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong arr. Sam Macadam
The Willow Trio - Andrew MacDowell
The Willow Trio - Demelza Kingston

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