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 2023

Feb 9  Kirkland WA.  It’s back to the Kingsgate Library in North Kirkland for the Eastside Harp Circle’s February 2023 meeting. We’ll start our Zoom and Live harp circle promptly at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 9. Please come early to set up and tune your harp. The library opens at 10:00 am and you may arrive any time after that to have a chat and some tea! We will continue to share our solos and works-in-progress as well as choose group tunes from two ensemble books: Beautiful Dreams for Twin Harps and The Harpers Hall Vol. 1. For more information contact Anna Jenkins at peaceharp@hotmail.com.

Feb 18  Silverton OR.  Aryeh Frankfurter and Lisa Lynne Concert at the Silverton Public Library. For details please contact the library.

Feb 25  Tigard OR.  Aryeh Frankfurter and Lisa Lynne Concert at the Tigard Public Library. For details please contact the library.

Feb 18  Tumwater WA.  The Olympia area harp circle usually meets the fourth Saturdays, but is meeting third Saturday this month. Join in from 1 to 4 pm at the Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market Street, Tumwater WA. Group tunes will be provided, other group tunes and/or individual playing is welcomed. To confirm date and time, or to get on the circle's mailing list, contact facilitator Jean Stewart at jeanmstewart@comcast.net.

Feb 19  Mountlake Terrace WA.  The Third Sunday Harp Circle meets in person at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 2 to 4:30 pm. Friendly and relaxed group, all styles and ability levels of harping welcome, solo playing is encouraged but never required. For more information or to be on the reminder list, contact Diane Moss at mdianem@seanet.com.

Feb 24  Vancouver WA. Vancouver WA/Portland OR Harp Circle meets the fourth Friday of every month at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver WA. Group tunes, individual tunes and/or songs, creative expression, and a great time! Welcome to all ability levels, 10 am-12 pm. Contact Donita at donita_andrews@yahoo.com for details and confirmation of date and time.

MARCH 2023

Mar 4  Seattle WA.  World renowned harper Patrick Ball presents "The Fine Beauty of the Island", a solo theatrical performance of harp and storytelling at Greenlake United Methodist Church on Saturday March 4, at 7:30 pm. Patrick writes of this tale: The last remaining inhabitants of the Blasket Islands in County Kerry, Ireland, “vanished” in 1953, leaving behind them a deeply haunting tune floating on the winds. “The Fine Beauty of the island” is the story of a journey I made some years ago in search of the origin and meaning of this strange, enchanting tune, a journey which led me back not only to a Blasket Island community and culture “ the likes of which will not be seen again”, but to a long neglected corner of my own past. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5710002.

Mar 11  Bothell WA.  Pacific Northwest Wire-strung Harp Circle is meeting in person on Saturday, March 11, from 2-5 PM at Nan Pardew's home in Bothell WA. Nan says  "We will be indoors, there will be snacks and tea, and masks are optional. Don’t worry if you haven’t played in awhile... many of us are rusty. The object is to get together with our harps and have fun."  If you play wire-strung harp and would like to attend, please contact Nan at nan@twelfthmonth.org by March 9.

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