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.


FEBRUARY 2020

Feb 1   Seattle WA.  Peter Berry plays Irish harp music and improvisation to accompany guided meditations to connect us with spiritual allies inherent in the natural world, with whom we can work to bring empowering balance into our lives in challenging times of upheaval. "Music, Meditation and Marvels - A Way Forward in Troubled Times", at East West Bookstore,  6407 12th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115. Saturday, Feb 1st, from 3:30 to 5 pm. $12 at the door.

Feb 1  Vashon WA.  Christina Tourin, Jane Valencia, Deb Knodel, Duncan Saunders, Ruthann Ritchie perform on Saturday Feb. 1st (Imbolc). Full day event starts at 2 - 3 pm with a gentle meditation Spiral Walk with the 5 harps, 3-4 pm with Irish Storytelling, 4-5 pm or a bit later, workshops on dancing, singing, harping with the Celtic Circle of music, then dinner and after, a concert by the Beltane Boys with guest John Whelan, and ending with a music and dancing Seisiun with dance caller Alicia Guinn. All are welcome to participate in dancing, singing, and music-making. Events will be held at the Vashon United Methodist Church, 17928 Vashon Hwy SW. All events suggest entry by donation. For more information contact organizer Erin Durrett at allmusicissacred@gmail.com.

Feb 1-22  Seattle WA.  Workshop at Dusty Strings,  Therapeutic Harp Playing with Monica Schley. This workshop series is for harpists interested in learning more about harp therapy! This 4-part series will be at Dusty Strings retail store in Seattle (Fremont), held on Saturdays in February. Buy all 4 workshops with a discount, or a la carte at $30 per class. 2/1 - Week 1 Style; 2/8 - Week 2 Modes; 2/15 - Week 3 Songs; 2/22 - Week 4 Intention. These classes are to help the harpist interested in knowing more about playing harp in healthcare settings. Read more and register at https://store.dustystrings.com/news.aspx?showArticle=26, or call 206-634-1662.

Feb 5-10  Seattle WA.   Steve Moss will be performing harp regulations in Seattle from February 5th-10th. Contact Susi Hussong for more information and an appointment by phone at  206-783-9493 or email at harp4u@comcast.net.

Feb 8  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 jeanmstewart@comcast.net for details and directions.  

Feb 9  Bothell WA.  The next meeting of the Pacific Northwest wire-strung harp circle will be on Sunday, February 9, from 2-5 pm at Nan Pardew's home in Bothell. Please contact her at nan@twelfthmonth.org for directions or details.

Feb 11  Shoreline WA.  Harper/singer/songwriter Patrice Haan performs Feb 11th at North City Bistro with long-time friends Cyd Smith, amazing vocalist, and Cary Black, extraordinary bassist. 7 pm, $15 cover. Located at 1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline, WA 98155. You do need to make a reservation at http://northcitybistro.com/. It's also possible to call the day of the performance for possible last-minute spots at 206-365-4447.

Feb 12  Bellevue WA.  Eastside Harp Circle meets on second Wednesdays. Please check in advance for location, time, and details with Anna Jenkins at peaceharp@hotmail.com or Maria Wilson at gotomaria2@aol.com.

Feb 15  Seattle WA.  The Seattle Modern Orchestra is presenting a Sequenza marathon. These are incredible instrumental pieces by Luciano Berio, and includes Sophie Baird-Daniel playing Sequenza II for solo harp. 8 pm at Chapel Performance Space in the Good Shepherd Center. (See the impressive YouTube multi-screen video showing a performance by Jacqueline Marshall at https://youtu.be/2jycj5SQnI0.)

Feb 16  Mountlake Terrace WA.  Third Sunday harp circle meets every third Sunday (except September) at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 2 to 4:30 pm. All harps and harp players welcome. Solo playing encouraged but never required. For details and directions contact Diane at mdianem@seanet.com.

Feb 22  Vancouver WA.  The Vancouver/Portland area Harp Circle meets the fourth 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 donita_andrews@yahoo.com (note underscore: donita_andrews) or call 360-689-5607.

Feb 23  Everett WA.  Port Gardner Bay Music Society presents Cara Harp Ensemble in concert, a group of ten harpers from Snohomish County, playing varied musical selections. 3 pm at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 215 Mukilteo Blvd, Everett WA. For tickets visit http://www.pgbmusicsociety.com

Feb 29  Redmond WA.  Monica Schley will be returning to Soulfood Coffeehouse for a night of intimate harp songs. She will play solo instrumentals and sing original tunes from her band's (The Daphnes) album "Braids of Kabuya" as well as new compositions! Saturday Feb 29 at Soulfood Coffeehouse, 7:30-9:30 pm, 15748 Redmond Way. For more info: http://monicaschley.com/.

MARCH 2020 

Mar 11  Vancouver WA.  Christina Tourin private lessons and also an afternoon demonstration at a local Senior Facility using Celtic tunes suitable for Retirement Homes, Assisted Living, Hospice, etc. For more information and reservations contact donita_andrews@yahoo.com or 360-689-5607.

Mar 11  Bellevue WA.  Eastside harp circle meets the second Wednesday of the month. For meeting time, location, or more information, please contact Anna Jenkins at peaceharp@hotmail.com or Maria Wilson at gotomaria2@aol.com.

Mar 12  Lake Oswego OR.  Christina Tourin private lessons, workshop, and an evening concert. For more information and reservations contact www.houseconcertslo.com or mariannedecher@comcast.net.

Mar 13, 14  Vancouver WA.  Christina Tourin, March 13 evening concert with Celtic Muse, and March 14 morning workshop. For more information and reservations contact: Good Health Naturally at 360-693-7781.

Mar 14  Olympia WA.  Olympia area harp circle meets from 2-4:30 on Second Saturdays at the Tumwater Timberland Library. Please contact Jean at jeanmstewart@comcast.net for details and directions.

Mar 15  Mountlake Terrace WA.  Third Sunday Harp Circle meets at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 2-4:30 pm. All styles of harps and ages of harpers welcome. Solo playing is encouraged but never required. For details contact Diane at mdianem@seanet.com.

Mar 28  Vancouver WA.  The Vancouver/Portland area Harp Circle meets the fourth 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 donita_andrews@yahoo.com (note underscore: donita_andrews) or call 360-689-5607.

APRIL 2020

Apr 17, 18  West Kelowna BC.  21st Annual Spring Celtic Harp Workshop, this year with with Sharlene Wallace. The inimitable Sharlene Wallace from Toronto will guide the workshop this year on the theme of LIGHT! Begins on Friday April 17, with a full day's activities, including a evening concert with Sharlene, Caroline Mackay, and Aaron Ord. For a registration brochure, contact Caroline Mackay at caroline@highspiritsmusic.com.  

This page was last updated on February 01, 2020

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