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.

MAY 2021

May 2  On-line.  Tracey Rose Brown workshop - "Gaelic Melodies for the Celtic Harp". 1:00-2:15 PDT, $25 (for beginner with a little experience and up, audits welcome, all harp types welcome). This harp class explores a few tunes, originally Gaelic language songs/pipe tunes from the Isle of Raasay, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. The tunes are from the Elizabeth Ross MS (1880-02), an insightful resource for Celtic music of that time and place, music that still sparkles today...enter ornaments! (Tracey Rose developed this class as part of a study scholarship from Slighe nan Gaidheal  for a 6-day intensive with Scottish harper Ingrid Henderson in 2018. To register, see https://www.artichokemusic.org/classes.aspx.

May 12  On-line.  The Eastside Harp Circle continues HarpZoom 2021 with its meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Join us on Wednesday, May 12 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time as we gather on Zoom for group tunes, solos, stories, jokes, poetry, readings and other sharings. Contact Anna Jenkins at peaceharp@hotmail.com for the Zoom link, more information and this monthís group tunes.

May 15  On-line.  Sharon Thormahlen's workshop last month was a big success so she is repeating it in May.  "All There is to Know About Strings" in Zoom format Saturday, May 15th at 10:30 am PDT. She will teach you how to easily tie the string knot that holds the string in the soundboard, how to put the string on the tuning pin, some tips on tuning your harp, and some lever regulation concepts. The cost is $10 which can be paid through PayPal, a check, or credit card. Email harps@thorharp.com for registration and any further details.

May 16  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. Contact Diane at mdianem@seanet.com for details and Zoom link by May 15.

May 28  On-line. Vancouver WA/Portland OR harp circle's Zoom Meeting, May 28th, 10 am to 11:30 am. This group meets the Fourth Friday of every month. Contact Donita at donita_andrews@yahoo.com for further information and monthly tunes.

May 28-31  On-line.  50th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival presented on-line this year. Program available after May 3rd at https://www.nwfolklife.org/festival/home.html. Check there to see if there are any harps this year!

JULY 2021

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 arenít 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 May 02, 2021




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