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.


OCTOBER 2021

Oct 2  On-line.  Seattle Folklore Society presents Hazel Askew in a special recorded event with live chat from England. A singer and multi instrumentalist (melodion, harp, concertina, flute) with a captivating voice, Hazel creates powerful music inspired by the traditions of England and beyond. Tickets and info at www.seafolklore.org.

Oct 9  Seattle WA.  Let’s Harp Together! a workshop by Monica Schley on Saturday, October 9, 2021 in person at Dusty Strings, from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST. Cost: $50. Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Meet in person to reconnect with your harp and others in the harp community! This class is for beginning folk harp players and up who want to learn to play in a group setting, particularly those who have been learning and practicing solo during the pandemic. Part harp circle and part learning to play in a group, Monica will guide the class with a focus on rhythm, canon, melody, and staying together as you play. (This class is scheduled to take place in person at Dusty Strings. If it becomes necessary to hold the class online due to COVID, the teacher will email you a Zoom link prior to the class along with any additional materials or information about the class. After you register, you will receive an email from the teacher within a few days prior to the start of the class. It will contain the Zoom link to attend and any other notes from the teacher. Students will be required to show proof of full vaccination prior to entering the classroom and must wear a mask at all times. The teacher and all Dusty Strings staff members are fully vaccinated and wear masks at all times in the store and school.) Don't have a harp or don't want to bring yours? Reserve a loaner ahead of time by calling 206- 634-1662!

Oct 13  On-line. The Eastside Harp Circle’s HarpZoom 2021 forges on into fall with our October harp circle on Wednesday, October 13, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific Time. There will be songs, stories, and spooky group tunes! Join us in costume (if you dare!) to share your works-in-progress or other creative expressions. For the Zoom link, answers to questions, or PDFs of group tunes, contact Anna Jenkins by email at peaceharp@hotmail.com.

Oct 16  On-line.  Ireland's Lá na Cruite (Harp Day) 2021 takes place on Saturday 16th October. Harpers all over the world will celebrate Ireland’s 1,000-year-old harping tradition. Lá na Cruite will feature the best of Irish harping in hybrid format, and audiences all over the world will be able to access live events and virtual broadcasts on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cruiteireann and on YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/HarpIreland.

Oct 17  On-line.  Third Sunday Harp Circle Zooms into October; join us for a relaxed and friendly gathering. We meet from 2-4 pm, Pacific Time, we encourage but never require solo playing, we love works in progress, and we welcome any level of player. This month, maybe brush up your best scary tune for Halloween? For more information and the month's Zoom link, contact Diane at mdianem@seanet.com.

Oct 22  On-line.  Vancouver WA/Portland OR harp circle, meeting via Zoom, fourth Friday of every month, 10-11:30 am Pacific Time, contact Donita at donita_andrews@yahoo.com for more info.

Oct 23  Salem OR.  Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter in a concert and harp workshop at annual Samhain Festival. For more information see https://celticfestival.info/.

Oct 24  On-line.  Melody's Music presents Lori Andrews in a Concert & Workshop Oct. 24 2 pm Central Time. A combination concert and workshop on creating solo harp arrangements that groove through the use of rhythm, bending strings, and blues notes. You’ll be able to get a handle on some of the tricks of the jazz trade to create jazz riffs easily. All levels, all harps. $25. For more information and to register, see https://folkharp.com/product/lori-andrews-concert-workshop/.

This page was last updated on October 02, 2021

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