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.
May 3 Billings MT. Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter perform with two Celtic harps, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Cittern and more. For info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 4 Seattle WA. Harper Tasche offers two harp workshops at Dusty Strings Music School in Fremont. Saturday morning 10:30-12:30, "Left Hand Compact Patterns" shows you beautiful and increasingly complex accompaniment patterns that don't use a lot of strings -- and might make your brain feel a little funny in the process! Saturday afternoon 1:30-3:30, "Introduction to Pop, Jazz, and Blues Harp" offers a hands-on primer in using swing rhythms, slap bass, muffling/damping, lever slides, and fun with a few blues scales. (Harps with full levers recommended.) Each session is $40. Please register in advance via http://tinyurl.com/HTMay4 or call Dusty Strings at 206-634-1662. Make it easy on yourself, and ask Dusty Strings about renting a harp for the day too!
May 4 Bozeman MT. Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter perform with two Celtic harps, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Cittern and more. Folklore Society. For info see www.BozemanFolklore.org.
May 5 Helena MT. Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter perform with two Celtic harps, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Cittern and more. Plymouth Congregational Church, 406-442-5643.
May 8 Bellevue WA. Eastside harp circle meets the second Wednesday of the month from 11 am until 2 pm. For directions or more information, please contact Anna Jenkins at email@example.com or Maria Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 8 Kalispell MT. Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter perform with two Celtic harps, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Cittern and more. Unitarian Church, 406-755-9255.
May 10 Spokane WA. Workshops and house concert. Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter perform with two Celtic harps, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Cittern and more. For info contact Susan Miles at email@example.com.
May 11 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details and directions.
May 11 Kent WA. Harpist-composer Leslie McMichael will bring the long-lost silent film Snow White back to the silver screen with live musical accompaniment on Saturday, May 11 at the Chancel Arts Series in downtown Kent. The screening of the 1916 film is presented at the Gathering Place at Kent Lutheran Church, 336 2nd Avenue South, and is a benefit for Kent Youth and Family Services. The afternoon festivities kick off with a tea party at 3 pm, and the rarely seen film will be presented at 4 pm. McMichael will accompany the classic film live on the concert harp, and her original score also features Barbara McMichael on viola. For tickets to the benefit featuring the Snow White film screening and McMichael’s live harp and viola score, visit Eventbrite https://bit.ly/2GPcg1A or call 253-852-2057.
May 17 Tacoma WA. South Sound Strings Harp Ensemble's Spring Concert, featuring Latin-American music. 7:30 pm at Schneebeck Concert Hall at the University of Puget Sound. Free Admission.
May 18 Seattle WA. First Concerts: Meet the Harp. Seattle Symphony's Principal Harp, Valerie Muzzolini, introduces children ages three to five to the harp, 9:30 am and 11 am. Activities before and after concert. Octave 9 room in Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street. Tickets $12. Info: https://seattlesymphony.org/concerttickets/calendar/2018-2019/symphony/octave9/first-concerts-meet-the-harp.
May 18-20 Victoria BC. Victoria Highland Games at Topaz Park: Alison Vardy performing on Celtic harp in the Heritage Hub tent at 10 am on Saturday, 9 am on Sunday and Monday.
May 19 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 email@example.com.
May 24-27 Seattle WA. It’s time once again for Dusty Strings’ annual Folklife Sale! The sale runs Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-27, 2019), and all new Dusty Strings harps and hammered dulcimers will be 15% off. (Local sale only: all instruments must be purchased, or ordered and picked up, at the retail store in Fremont.) For more information about the sale, call Dusty Strings at 206-634-1662.
May 25 Seattle WA. Folklife (Seattle Center) harp performances: Seirm (Seattle's Scottish Gaelic choral and instrumental music ensemble), accompanied on harp by Eve Gordon and Nan Pardew, will play at Folklife on Saturday, May 25 at the Center Theater at 11:00 am.
May 27 Seattle WA. Folklife (Seattle Center) harp performances: Molly Bauckham (sweet, soulful harp and song) will play at Folklife Monday, May 27th, at the Folklife Underground Cafe at 11:40 am. For more info on Molly see www.harpmolly.com.
Jun 7-9 Whidbey Island WA. Still a couple of spots open at Puget Sound Folk Harp Society's annual Summer Folk Harp Retreat at Camp Casey near Coupeville. Registration information and form are at www.pugetsoundfolkharpsociety.org.
Jun 12 Bellevue WA. Eastside Harp Circle has been meeting second Wednesdays in a private home for a long time, but as of this month has changing venues and perhaps different meeting hours. Please check in advance for details and directions with Anna Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or Maria Wilson at email@example.com.
June 15 Olympia WA. Note date change this month only! Olympia area harp circle usually meets from 2-4:30 on the second Saturday of the month at the Tumwater Timberland Library. Moved to third Saturday for June. Please contact Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and directions.
Jun 16 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 email@example.com.
Jun 19-22 Western WA. Lisa Lynn and Aryeh Frankfurter will be performing (Whidbey Island, Bellingham, Anacortes, Sequim) during this time. Mark your calendar and check back for details as they come in.
Jun 30-Jul 6 Longbranch WA. Caz Northwest Family Performing Arts Camp, with Lisa Lynne teaching harp. For more info see http://www.cazfamilycamp.org/nw/.
Aug 2-4 Corvallis OR. Sunita Stanislow and Tristan LeGovic are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Laura for more info, prices, registration form. Early bird prices available through May.
Aug 9-11 Port Townsend WA. Tristan Le Govic Harp Retreat and Concert at Laurie Riley's Center for Musical Enrichment. For details see: https://laurierileymusic.com/laurie-rileys-center-for-musical-exellence-a-place-for-focused-retreat/
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/.
This page was last updated on May 02, 2019