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.

JUNE 2023

Jun 3  On-line.  Verlene Schermer workshop, Saturday, 6/3/23 10 am – 12 pm PDT – “Celtify Your Tunes!” Even Celtic tunes can sound more “Celtic” with some Celtic ornamentation and phrasing. Cost of the workshop: $30 per person. Here’s how to register: https://tinyurl.com/CeltifyYourTunes.

Jun 3 & 4  All Areas.  Random Acts of Harping Days, a tradition begun by Joanna Mell,  will take place on June 3 and 4. Random Acts of Harping started in June of 2011. All harpers and harpists are invited to take their harps out into the community, unannounced, and find a place to share your beautiful music with the world, for free. If you like, you can take a picture, and send it to Joanna along with a short description of your adventures, and she will send it along to the Folk Harp Journal. If June 3 and 4 are inconvenient, feel free to harp another day. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2023; send your photos to Joanna Mell at heartofgodharper@yahoo.com.

Jun 8  Kirkland WA.  The Eastside Harp Circle will meet for group tunes, solos, works-in-progress, and fun on Thursday, June 8 at the Kingsgate Library in north Kirkland. The library opens at 10:00 am, so come early and set up, tune your harp, and enjoy some tea and a chat with harper friends before the Zoom and official start of the circle at 11:00 am. There will be a snack/lunch break at 12:15. Contact Anna Jenkins by email at peaceharp@hotmail.com if you have questions.

Jun 11  Mountlake Terrace WA.  The Third Sunday Harp Circle usually meets Third Sundays at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 2 to 4:30 pm. But this month, due to next week's harp retreat, we will meet on the Second Sunday (same time) instead!  Friendly and relaxed group, all styles and ability levels of harping welcome, solo playing is encouraged but never required. For more information or to be on the reminder list, contact Diane Moss at mdianem@seanet.com.

Jun 13  Corvallis OR.  Aryeh Frankfurter and Lisa Lynne at Good Samaritan Tunes on the Terrace, 11:30 am to 1 pm.

Jun 16-18  Coupeville WA.  The Puget Sound Folk Harp Society's summer retreat takes place this weekend at Camp Casey on Whidbey Island. Thank you so much for your interest, the retreat is currently filled to capacity!

Jun 17  On-line.  Verlene Schermer workshop, Saturday, 6/17/23 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT - "The Practice of Practicing." This is open to all musicians, but will focus on application to harp. (Handouts for applying to guitar are also provided.) Cost of the workshop: $30 per person. Here’s how to register: https://tinyurl.com/PracticeofPracticing.

Jun 17  On-line.  Karen Marshalsay, Scottish harper, is planning an on-line Scottish Harp Day; all the tunes will have an Edinburgh connection. There's three tune workshops, a warm up session with a focus on technique, and an evening concert with an informal gathering and tune sharing beforehand. Everything is recorded, with 6 months access to the recordings, and sheet music is sent in advance. During the workshops she teaches by ear, and it's suitable for everyone apart from complete beginners. If you want any more info please feel free to get in touch with Karen at https://www.karenmarshalsay.com/tunes-from-edinburgh.

Jun 21   Monmouth OR.  Aryeh Frankfurter and Lisa Lynne, concert and workshop at the Monmouth Public Library.

Jun 23  Vancouver WA. Vancouver WA/Portland OR Harp Circle usually meets the fourth Friday of every month at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver WA. Group tunes, individual tunes and/or songs, creative expression, and a great time! Welcome to all ability levels, 10 am-12 pm. Contact Donita at donita_andrews@yahoo.com for details and to confirm date.

Jun 24  Tumwater WA.  The Olympia area harp circle usually meets the fourth Saturday of every month at the Tumwater Timberlake Library. Group tunes will be provided, other group tunes and/or individual playing is welcomed. To confirm place and time, or to get on the circle's mailing list, contact facilitator Jean Stewart at jeanmstewart@comcast.net.

Jun 24  On-line.  Verlene Schermer workshop, Saturday, 6/24/23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT -- “Memory Tools for Musicians” open to all instruments. In this workshop, you’ll learn a method that will help you internalize a new song or tune quickly and thoroughly. Here’s how to register: https://tinyurl.com/MemoryTools2.

JULY 2023

Jul 14-16  Corvallis OR.  Laura Zaerr is hosting a harp retreat and workshop with Julia Jamieson July 14-16 in Corvallis. Contact Laura for registration details at lauraz@peak.org.

Jul 16  Corvallis OR.  "Flipping the Lid on Levers" workshop with Amelia Romano at the Thormahlen Harp Studios on Sunday, July 16, 2023, 10:30-oon. $25. Contact Sharon Thormahlen at harps@thorharp.com or call 541-753-4334 to register or for more information. There will be a concert that evening at 7:00 pm. You don’t have to participate in the workshop to come to the concert.

Jul 23   Portland OR.  Amelia Romano workshop Tips for Arranging and Lever Shifting at Artichoke Music. 2:00-3:30 pm.  $25 or $20 for those attending Amelia's evening concert at 7 pm (see below). To pre-register email Amelia at contact@ameliaromano.com.

Jul 23  Portland OR.  Harps at Artichoke proudly presents San Francisco harpist/composer Amelia Romano in concert. 7 pm. Tickets soon available online at www.Artichokemusic.org, see live events calendar. $15 adv/$20 door. 2007 SE Powell Blvd., Portland.




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