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.


Jun 30-Jul 6  Longbranch WA. Caz Northwest Family Performing Arts Camp, with Lisa Lynne teaching harp. For more info see http://www.cazfamilycamp.org/nw/.

JULY 2019

Jul 6  Corvallis OR.  The StringQuake trio is giving a house concert in Corvallis on Saturday, July 6th at 7:30 pm. If you’d like to attend, please email rokalee503@gmail.com for details. StringQuake uses their unique instrumentation (electric harp, cello, and percussion) to transcend audience expectations. Their stylistic influences include traditional classical chamber music, jazz, Latin, classical Indian, West African folk, and Balkan music. To read more about them visit www.StringQuake.com.

Jul 10  Bellevue WA.  Eastside Harp Circle has been meeting second Wednesdays in a private home for a long time, but recently has been changing venues and meeting hours. Please check in advance for details and directions with Anna Jenkins at peaceharp@hotmail.com or Maria Wilson at gotomaria2@aol.com.

Jul 13  Olympia WA.  Olympia area harp circle meets from 2-4:30 on the second Saturday of the month at the Tumwater Timberland Library. Please contact Jean at jeanmstewart@comcast.net for details and directions.

Jul 13-14  Mt. Vernon WA.  Skagit Valley Highland Games, Edgewater Park in Mt. Vernon, 9 am to 5 pm. Come join the fun at the Skagit Valley Highland Games! The Harp Tent will have harpers and other musicians providing not only entertainment but also education on their music and instruments. The Games also have athletic competitions, bagpipes, Highland and Country dancing, sheep dog trials, traditional music, the clan tents, various vendors, food tents, and and activities for the wee bairns. There will be harping, fiddling, piping, dancing, eating, shopping and a little beer and whisky drinking for those over the age of 21. There is something for everyone at the Skagit Valley Highland Games!

Jul 20  Gresham OR.  Golden Bough (with Margie Butler on harp) performs Saturday, July 20, at the 66th Annual Portland Highland Games at Mt. Hood Community College. Tentative set times: 11:30 am & 2:30 pm.

Jul 21  Mountlake Terrace WA.  Third Sunday Harp Circle meets at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 2 - 4:30 pm. All ages and all harps welcome. Solo playing encouraged but never required. For details, contact Diane at zawamoss@seanet.com.

Jul 26-28  Olalla WA.  Magical Strings' annual Summer Harp Camp is July 26-28 at Magic Hill on the Puget Sound. Students can be beginner, intermediate, or advanced. There’s camping in the meadow or students can stay nearby at a motel or B&B. Philip Boulding teaches and directs, and a few of his advanced students are available for tutoring. Several meals included. Rental harps available. For full information or to register, see  http://magicalstrings.com/harpcamp/info.html.

Jul 27-28  Enumclaw WA.  There will be a harp tent at the 73rd Pacific Northwest Highland Games at the Enumclaw Expo Center (45224-284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw, WA 98022). The harp tent will be located in the usual space near the north end gate. If you would like to attend Saturday or Sunday, with or without your harp, please email Kate Freeburg as soon as possible at gaelick8@gmail.com for a gate pass and further information. There will be a couple of harps there for people to use; proposed activities include jam sessions and a harp circle.

AUGUST 2019

Aug 1-17  Oregon sites. Paraguayan harp expert Nicolas Carter tours in (mostly western) Oregon. Available details provided below. For possible updated information, see http://www.nicholascarter.com/calendar-events/.

Aug 2-4  Corvallis OR.  Sunita Stanislow and Tristan Le Govic are coming to Corvallis for an Urban Harp Retreat August 2-4.  A packed weekend of workshops for pedal and lever harpist of all levels, led by three outstanding teachers, in the heart of the Willamette Valley. WHERE: Corvallis Oregon, Unitarian Church. Lodging and most food will be on your own. WHEN: August 2-4, 2019; Friday evening 6:00 through Sunday afternoon 5:00. WHO: Hosted by Laura Zaerr, 541-908-2077 (text OK) or e-mail lauraz@peak.org. Contact Laura for more info, prices, registration form.

Aug 7-8  Corvallis OR. Nicolas Carter in house concert Wednesday August 7th at 7 pm, potluck at 6 pm, $15-20 suggested donation. Workshops Thursday August 8th, 10 am Melodía Para Ti and 1:30 pm Moliendo Cafe. $30 each or $50 for both. Contact Sharon Thormahlen at 541-753-4334 or harps@thorharp.com for registration information.

Aug 10  Olympia WA.  Olympia area harp circle meets from 2-4:30 on the second Saturday of the month at the Tumwater Timberland Library. Please contact Jean at jeanmstewart@comcast.net for details and directions.

Aug 11  Beaverton OR.  Nicolas Carter in concert Sunday August 11th, 7 pm, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 10390 SW Canyon Rd, $15-20 suggested donation.

Aug 13-18  Olympia WA.  Féis Seattle (sponsored by Slighe nan Gaidheal). Biennial festival of Scottish Gaelic language and culture, this year at Evergreen State College. Daily classes and workshops, ceilidhs every night. Harp instructor is Ingrid Henderson. Many other classes in piping, fiddle, accordion, Gaelic language and song. See www.slighe.org/feis-seattle-2019/.

Aug 14  Bellevue WA.  Eastside Harp Circle meets second Wednesdays. Please check in advance for location, time, and details with Anna Jenkins at peaceharp@hotmail.com or Maria Wilson at gotomaria2@aol.com.

Aug 16  Vancouver WA.  Nicolas Carter workshops: Friday August 16th, $30 each. Contact Susan Chako at 071-228-9283 or skchacko@comcast.net for registration or more information.

Aug 17  Portland OR.  Nicolas Carter in house concert Saturday August 17th, 2 pm, $15-20 suggested donation. Daybreak Cohousing 2626 N Killingsworth Street. And possibly also in concert Saturday August 17th, 8pm, Artichoke Music. For info check www.artichokmusic.org.

Aug 18  Mountlake Terrace WA.  Third Sunday Harp Circle meets at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 2 - 4:30 pm. All ages and all harps welcome. Solo playing encouraged but never required. For details, contact Diane at zawamoss@seanet.com.

Aug 19-23  Wells BC.  33rd Annual International Island Mountain Harp and Cello School will be held Monday August 19 to Friday August 23. Instructors are Tristan Le Govic, Sharlene Wallace, Seumas Gagne, and Marilyn Rummel. For complete information see http://support-imarts.com/2019-harp-cello-program/.

SEPTEMBER 2019

Sep 5-6  Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Canada.  CBS Harps has been working over the past three years to promote awareness of and appreciation of the folk harp in Newfoundland and Labrador. They are now taking registrations for their third annual harp workshops and concert, featuring Canadian harpist Sharlene Wallace. Workshops aimed at harpers of all levels and skills. Harpers from across Canada  and the United States welcome. No-cost loaner harps for plane travelers available and reduced rate hotel room bookings blocked out.  Registration costs are detailed on their website with reduced rates noted for July 1st and August 1st. The earlier the registration, the greater the savings! Check out the website for more information: https://www.cbsharps.ca/workshops.

Sep 8  Seattle WA.  PSFHS annual potluck picnic in Ravenna Park in northeast Seattle. Come join us for an afternoon of socializing, snacking, and music-making. Bring your harp and a dish to share! More info here as date nears.

Sep 25-29  Spanish Peaks CO.  Spanish Peaks harp retreat with guest instructors Sue Richards and Maire ni Chathasaigh. See all the details at http://spanishpeaksharpretreat.com/.

OCTOBER 2019

Oct 5  Federal Way WA.  Harp workshop and concert with Tina Tourin! Harp Workshop 1-5 pm, Concert at 7 pm. with TINA TOURIN. Probably workshop content will be "Meeting and Mastering Modes" and/or "Music & The Brain" . Ruthann Ritchie is sponsoring this event at her church in Federal Way, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Details still developing; for questions or to get on the list, talk to Ruthann at 253-666-5980 or harpist46@hotmail.com.

NOVEMBER 2019

Nov 23  Federal Way WA.   HOLIDAY HARP EXTRAVAGANZA. In conjunction with the Seattle AHS, but all harpers welcome. At Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1-5 pm. Ruthann Ritchie will present a workshop and will distribute solos, duos, trios, and masses of simple Holiday Music. Participants will practice in the afternoon and present a public performance at 7 pm that evening! No charge to participants. For questions or to get on the list, talk to Ruthann at 253-666-5980 or harpist46@hotmail.com.

 

This page was last updated on July 02, 2019

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