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.


 SEPTEMBER 2019

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.  Puget Sound Folk Harp Society pot-luck picnic, rain or shine! From 11 am to 5 pm, at Shelter #1 in Seattle's Ravenna Park. All harp player are welcome, as are family and friends, and dogs on leash. The park entrance is at NE 58th Street and 20th Avenue NE.  Bring your harp and a dish to share! More details in the Announcements section.

Sep 11  Bellevue WA.  Eastside Harp Circle meets 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.

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 jeanmstewart@comcast.net 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). Harp circles resume on the Third Sunday of October.

Sep 16  Portland OR.  North American Premiere of "From Music into Silence" on September 16th, 7 pm, at Cinema 21. This well reviewed movie explores the spiritual journey undertaken by Peter Roberts, a man who has had one of the most unusual jobs in Australia. As the only Australian Music Thanatologist, he plays the harp for people who are facing their last moments of life. If you are interested in coming, please consider buying tickets in advance. For more information please see https://www.facebook.com/events/1653536704778737/.

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 donita_andrews@yahoo.com .

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

OCTOBER 2019

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 harpist46@hotmail.com.

Oct 5  Langley WA.  Nancy Rumbel, David Michael (harp), Benjy Wertheimer, present CONFLUENCE CD Release Concert. Saturday, October 5, 2019, 7:30 pm, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave in Langley. $22 in advance /$25 at the door. More info/advance tickets: 360-221-8268, www.WICAonline.com. A lively World Fusion music journey featuring the rarely-heard combination of oboe, Celtic harp, tablas, and instruments from around the globe.

Oct 6  Port Townsend WA.  Nancy Rumbel, David Michael (harp), Benjy Wertheimer, present CONFLUENCE CD Release Concert. Sunday, October 6, 2019, 7:30 pm, Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center, 3918 San Juan Ave in Port Townsend. $20 in advance from Brown Paper Tickets, https://bpt.me/e/4327438, $25 at the door. More info: 360-301-4451. A lively World Fusion music journey featuring the rarely-heard combination of oboe, Celtic harp, tablas, and instruments from around the globe.

Oct 9  Bellevue WA.  Eastside Harp Circle meets 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.

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 laurie@laurieriley.com to register.

Oct 12  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.

Oct 20  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.

NOVEMBER 2019

Nov 9-10  Victoria BC.  Introduction to the Folk Harp, two-day workshop (3 hours per day) with Alison Vardy at Monterey Centre. Harps provided. See https://www.oakbay.ca/parks-recreation/programs-registration/adult-programs to register (choose Music under the Adult Programs heading).

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 harpist46@hotmail.com.

 

This page was last updated on September 02, 2019

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