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 2021

Sep 8  On-line.  Join the Eastside Harp Circle on Wednesday, September 8th (yep, that’s right - the 2nd Wednesday is early this month!) for another HarpZoom2021 episode! We will be playing 6 group tunes together, as well as sharing tunes, songs, stories, and works-in-progress. TIME: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific Time. Contact Anna Jenkins for more info or to receive the Zoom link – peaceharp@hotmail.com.

Sep 12  On-line.  Josh Layne of Vancouver Island BC is tentatively planning a live-stream lever harp concert for this date. If you are interested, check for further details at his web site and blog, www.joshlayne.com.

Sep 18  Seattle (Wallingford).  Carol Levin will play harp with the improv ensemble Spontanea in a mini-fest of artists recorded with Right Brain Records. There will be short sets from each group, then improvs from randomly assigned ensembles. 7:30 pm, at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle WA.

Sep 19  On-line.  Third Sunday harp circle continues to Zoom along; feel free to join us for a relaxed and friendly gathering. We encourage but never require solo playing, we love works in progress, and we welcome any level of harp player. For more information and the month's Zoom link, contact Diane at mdianem@seanet.com.

Sep 20 - Nov 29  On-line.  Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music offers a harp class with Elizabeth Volpe Bligh and Lani Kravitz. Learn some Halloween, Hanukkah, and Christmas music while gaining practice tips, technique assessment, and arranging ideas. Mondays,  7 pm - 8 pm Pacific Time. Ages 16 to adult. Fee $360 CDN for 10 week course. Suitable for beginner to high intermediate players. For more info or to register see https://vsoschoolofmusic.ca/program/harp-masterclass/?fbclid=IwAR1DP-FMYminr5h2tfKoTIpYu187pgnF11LvLPcp4YSwrhMQufmpwNA6fg8.

Sep 22-26  Spanish Peaks CO.  Colorado’s 16th Annual Spanish Peaks Harp Retreat. Instructors: Aine Minogue, Kelly Stewart, Jaimee Joroff, Timothy Cummings, and Julie Norem-Hawley. Workshops, classes, concerts, harp circle. Class size is small to provide individual attention. All information and registration is on the harp website: www.spanishpeaksharpretreat.com. Study Irish Music, Scottish Music, Welsh Music, Appalachian Music, and Harp with Small Pipes. Explore the traditional types of Celtic tunes from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, then take the tunes across the ocean to Appalachia to find the subtle (and not so subtle) changes of time upon the music.

Sep 24  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.

Sep 24  On-line or Vancouver BC.   Early Music Vancouver presents "Mandinka Pilgrimage" featuring Kiya Tabassian and Ensemble Constantinople in concert with West African singer and kora player Ablaye Cissoko. The kora is the harp instrument of Western Africa, used by "griots" (singers/storytellers) in a tradition similar to that of the Celtic bards. For more information, and in-person or on-line tickets, see https://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/events/mandinka-pilgrimage-feat-constantinople-ablaye-cissoko-kora/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=button&utm_campaign=seasonannounce.

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.

This page was last updated on September 02, 2021

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