Welcome to our calendar! Here you will find events of harp interest throughout the Pacific Northwest. (As submissions come from so many different sources, the Puget Sound Folk Harp Society cannot guarantee the accuracy of every detail; please check with the contact person when listed if you have questions or concerns about the event.) If you would like your harp event to be listed here, please contact info@pugetsoundfolkharpsociety. org for submission guidelines.
Aug 1-17 Oregon sites. Paraguayan harp expert Nicolas Carter tours in (mostly western) Oregon. Available details provided below. For possible updated information, see http://www.nicholascarter.com/calendar-events/.
Aug 2-4 Corvallis OR. Sunita Staneslow is coming to Corvallis for an Urban Harp Retreat August 2-4. A packed weekend of workshops for pedal and lever harpist of all levels, led by three outstanding teachers, in the heart of the Willamette Valley. WHERE: Corvallis Oregon, Unitarian Church. Lodging and most food will be on your own. WHEN: August 2-4, 2019; Friday evening 6:00 through Sunday afternoon 5:00. WHO: Hosted by Laura Zaerr, 541-908-2077 (text OK) or e-mail email@example.com. Contact Laura for more info, prices, registration form.
Aug 7-8 Corvallis OR. Nicolas Carter in house concert Wednesday August 7th at 7 pm, potluck at 6 pm, $15-20 suggested donation. Workshops Thursday August 8th, 10 am Melodía Para Ti and 1:30 pm Moliendo Cafe. $30 each or $50 for both. Contact Sharon Thormahlen at 541-753-4334 or firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information.
Aug 10 Olympia WA. Olympia area harp circle meets from 2-4:30 on the second Saturday of the month at the Tumwater Timberland Library. Please contact Jean at email@example.com for details and directions.
Aug 11 Bothell WA. The next meeting of the Pacific Northwest wire-strung harp circle will be on Sunday August 11 from 2-5 pm at Nan Pardew's home in Bothell. Please contact Nan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need directions or details.
Aug 11 Vancouver BC. Bess Lu, Celtic harp, and Annika Telenius, vocals, present Love, Loss, and Lullabies, an exploration of the beauty of folk songs, new and old. Sunday, August 11, 4:00 pm. St. Stephen's Church, 885 22nd Street, West Vancouver. Admission $10.
Aug 11 Beaverton OR. Nicolas Carter in concert Sunday August 11th, 7 pm, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 10390 SW Canyon Rd, $15-20 suggested donation.
Aug 13-18 Olympia WA. Féis Seattle (sponsored by Slighe nan Gaidheal). Biennial festival of Scottish Gaelic language and culture, this year at Evergreen State College. Daily classes and workshops, ceilidhs every night. Harp instructor is Ingrid Henderson. Many other classes in piping, fiddle, accordion, Gaelic language and song. See www.slighe.org/feis-seattle-2019/.
Aug 14 Bellevue WA. Eastside Harp Circle meets second Wednesdays. Please check in advance for location, time, and details with Anna Jenkins at email@example.com or Maria Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug 14 Seattle WA. The Daphnes with Monica Schley (harp), Nate Omdal (bass), and Julie Baldridge (violin). perform at East West Bookshop, 6407 12th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115. 7-8:30 pm. Tickets $12.
Aug 16 Vancouver WA. Nicolas Carter workshops: Friday August 16th, $30 each. Contact Susan Chacko at 971-228-9283 or email@example.com for registration or more information.
Aug 17 Portland OR. Nicolas Carter in house concert Saturday August 17th, 2 pm, $15-20 suggested donation. Daybreak Cohousing 2626 N Killingsworth Street. Also in concert Saturday August 17th, 8pm, Artichoke Music. For tickets go to www.artichokemusic.org.
Aug 18 Mountlake Terrace WA. Third Sunday Harp Circle meets at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 2 - 4:30 pm. All ages and all harps welcome. Solo playing encouraged but never required. For details, contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug 19-23 Wells BC. 33rd Annual International Island Mountain Harp and Cello School will be held Monday August 19 to Friday August 23. Instructors are Sharlene Wallace, Seumas Gagne, and Marilyn Rummel. For complete information see http://support-imarts.com/2019-harp-cello-program/. Just added -- Felice Pomerantz to the list of instructors! Felice is professor of harp at Berklee college of Music in Boston and performs with her jazz and Latin groups all over the world.
Sep 5-6 Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Canada. CBS Harps has been working over the past three years to promote awareness of and appreciation of the folk harp in Newfoundland and Labrador. They are now taking registrations for their third annual harp workshops and concert, featuring Canadian harpist Sharlene Wallace. Workshops aimed at harpers of all levels and skills. Harpers from across Canada and the United States welcome. No-cost loaner harps for plane travelers available and reduced rate hotel room bookings blocked out. Registration costs are detailed on their website with reduced rates noted for July 1st and August 1st. The earlier the registration, the greater the savings! Check out the website for more information: https://www.cbsharps.ca/workshops.
Sep 8 Seattle WA. PSFHS annual potluck picnic in Ravenna Park in northeast Seattle. Come join us for an afternoon of socializing, snacking, and music-making. Bring your harp and a dish to share! More info here as date nears.
Sep 11 Bellevue WA. Eastside Harp Circle meets second Wednesdays. Please check in advance for location, time, and details with Anna Jenkins at email@example.com or Maria Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sep 14 Olympia WA. Olympia area harp circle meets from 2-4:30 on the second Saturday of the month at the Tumwater Timberland Library. Please contact Jean at email@example.com for details and directions.
Sep 15 Mountlake Terrace WA. NO Third Sunday Harp Circle this month due to art show at the library. Please join us at the PSFHS picnic on September 8th instead (see above).
Sep 25-29 Spanish Peaks CO. Spanish Peaks harp retreat with guest instructors Sue Richards and Maire ni Chathasaigh. See all the details at http://spanishpeaksharpretreat.com/.
Sep 26-29 Clear Lake NY. Nurture in Nature Harp Retreat in the beautiful Adirondack Mountain region of northeastern New York, at the peak of stunning fall foliage season. Martha Gallagher is leading this “whole harper/harpist” retreat. Companions and family welcome! Cozy cabins and lodge rooms, out-of-this-world cuisine, beautiful lakeside location, nestled in the mountains. For more information see https://adkharper.com/NutureInNature/adirondacks_2019.html .
Sep 27 Vancouver WA. The Vancouver/Portland area Harp Circle meets the last Friday of every month, from 10 am to noon, at the Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver WA 98684. For more information contact Donita Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sep 27-29 Missoula MT. Big Sky Harp Society's 2018 Montana Harp Retreat at the Grant Creek Inn. Instructor this year is Kim Robertson. Check the Big Sky Harp Society website all the info at www.bigskyharpsociety.org.
Oct 5 Federal Way WA. Harp workshop and concert with Tina Tourin! Harp Workshop 1-5 pm, Concert at 7 pm. Probably workshop content will be "Meeting and Mastering Modes" and/or "Music & The Brain" . Ruthann Ritchie is sponsoring this event in Federal Way at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Details still developing; for questions or to get on the list, talk to Ruthann at 253-666-5980 or email@example.com.
Oct 11-13 Port Townsend WA. Calling all therapeutic musicians: once in a lifetime opportunity to study with two of the pioneers of therapeutic music. Laurie Riley and Christina Tourin at the Center for Musical Enrichment in beautiful Port Townsend WA. (CEUs are available for graduates of various training programs.) Tuition is only $295. Lodging and food are separately priced. For details see "attend a Learning Retreat” at www.laurieriley.com. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Nov 23 Federal Way WA. Holiday Harp Extravaganza. In conjunction with the Seattle AHS, but all harpers welcome. At Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1-5 pm. Ruthann Ritchie will present a workshop and will distribute solos, duos, trios, and masses of simple Holiday Music. Participants will practice in the afternoon and present a public performance at 7 pm that evening! No charge to participants. For questions or to get on the list, talk to Ruthann at 253-666-5980 or email@example.com.
This page was last updated on August 08, 2019