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 2021

Jun 5, 6  All Areas.  Joanna Mell's annual Random Acts of Harping days will take place on June 5 and 6 this year. Joanna says "grab your harp and go out into a public venue and make someone's day! Most people have never seen or heard a harp up close and personal before. Snap a pic and send it to me (heartofgodharper@yahoo.com) along with a short paragraph about your adventures. Happy harping!"

Jun 9  On-line.  HarpZoom 2021 continues with the Eastside Harp Circle meeting on Wednesday, June 9 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time. This month’s group tunes will reflect all things “water” – boats, seas, rivers, seafood, mystical water creatures. Come and add your watery tunes, stories, poems, and adventures into the mix! For PDFs of the group tunes, contact Anna Jenkins at peaceharp@hotmail.com.

Jun 19  On-line. Emily Groff lives on Bainbridge Island, and has played lever harp for more than thirty years. Her style is simple and direct, leaving plenty of space for the melody to shine. In this free livestream concert, Saturday June 19th at noon PDT, Emily will play folk songs and tunes for harp and (alto) voice. The concert is in celebration of her upcoming fifth album of harp music. She'll play all the pieces on the album, plus requests! Though it's streaming on Facebook Live, you don't have to have a Facebook account to watch. When the time comes, click this link: https://fb.me/e/1rQcar6Xk . If you know her repertoire and have a request, let her know ahead of time via email at  Emily@EmilyGroff.com.

Jun 20  On-line.  Third Sunday Harp Circle meets via Zoom from 2-4 pm PDT. Solo pieces always encouraged but never required, all levels and styles of playing welcome. Possible change to date due to Fathers' Day, so please contact Diane at mdianem@seanet.com for details and Zoom link.

Jun 25  On-line. Vancouver WA/Portland OR Meeting via Zoom, Fourth Friday this month is CANCELLED. Looking forward to meeting at Hagan Park (weather permitting) July 10, 12:00 noon. Contact Donita at donita_andrews@yahoo.com for more info.

JULY 2021

Jul 10  Vancouver WA/Portland OR.  Fourth Friday harp circle meeting in person at Hagan Park (weather permitting) at 12:00 noon. Contact Donita at donita_andrews@yahoo.com for more info.

Jul 16-18, 23-25  On-line.  You are invited to a Weekend Harp Boost with professional harpist, composer, and teacher Julia Kay Jamieson! The three half-days of harping will be action packed with lead sheet jam sessions (tips on comping, improv and style), mini classes (exercise your ears, memory mastery, and score scrutiny), informal performance opportunities and more. The online format and limited class size will maximize your learning experience, social opportunities, and accessibility. Two sessions are open: July 16-18, 2021 (11a-3p CT) intermediate to advanced; July 23-25, 2021 (11a-3p CT) beginner to early intermediate. Sessions are open to all adult harpists, lever and pedal both welcome. If you aren’t sure which weekend is right for you, feel free to ask. Register online at https://www.juliakayjamieson.com/harp-boost.


This page was last updated on June 01, 2021




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