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.


Jan 2  Online.  Intermediate/Advanced Latin Harp Class with Nicolas Carter beginning Saturday Jan. 2 11 am-12:30 pm PST twice monthly until mid March. Small class via Zoom $150. This class was a hit last summer. See www.artichokemusic.org  and choose class menu to register.

Jan 9  Online.  Verlene Schermer presents workshops beginning Jan 9 and continuing at noon each Saturday of January, technique for all players from newbie to advanced. See all the info at her calendar  https://verlene.com/calendar.html.

Jan 13  Online.  Hello 2021! As the new year begins, the Eastside Harp Circle will continue to meet on Zoom on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Pacific Time. We are a group that has grown during the pandemic to include harpers from several states outside Washington and a few additional countries. Our meetings include playing - and sometimes singing - folk music, as well as music of other genres, a variety of arranged music, and original music. Sometimes instruments other than harps are added in, and an occasional story or poem is shared. We welcome works-in-progress of all types and always include some time to chat at the beginning and at intermission. Our January meeting will be on Wednesday, January 13th, again from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. If you are joining us for the first time, contact Anna Jenkins by email at peaceharp@hotmail.com  for the Zoom link and PDFs of the group tunes to be played. Onward with music!

Jan 16  Online.  Kim Robertson and Sunita Staneslow are hosting a one-day harp retreat and have a few places open. Saturday, January 16th, 10 am-3:30 pm CST. Limited to 20 participants on Zoom. The focus is on musicality and flow. The cost is $110. Please send an email for more information to sunita@sunitaharp.com .

Jan 17   Online.   Third Sunday Harp Circle, Zoom Edition, meets the third Sunday of the month from 2 to 4 pm PST. As when we meet in person, we go around the circle (screen) and each person in turn may play a solo tune, lead a group tune, or request a tune. To get this month's Zoom link, or if you have questions, contact Diane at mdianem@seanet.com.

Jan 22  Online. Vancouver WA/Portland OR  HarpZoom meets the 4th Friday of every month from 10 am to 11:30 am PST. Come one, come all with a tune  to share in your hearts and your fingers! Contact Donita Andrews for the Zoom link at donita_andrews@yahoo.com.

Jan 25  Online.  Lani Krantz and Elizabeth Volpé Bligh teaching an online course starting Jan. 25, ending on Mar. 8. Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00 pm, for 6 weeks (skipping Feb. 15). Age 16 years to adult. Practice tips, technique assessment, arranging ideas, harp care and exploring together lots of music from Celtic to classical and beyond! This class is suitable for beginner to high intermediate. Students must have their own harp. Fee $125. Here is the link to the course, now open for registration! https://vsoschoolofmusic.ca/program/harp-masterclass/.

Jan 26  Online.   Magical Strings Harp Classes are starting on January 26 and will run for a six-week term. This winter term they are offering both beginning harp and intermediate harp. Philip Boulding will teach virtually from his studio and bring his lively class directly into your home where you will learn new tunes and techniques. Please register today or request more information by sending an email to info@magicalstrings.com. Philip has some new harps that will be available for rent or purchase. So beginners who need a harp and who live locally in our Northwest region can get started.


This page was last updated on January 01, 2021




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