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.


AUGUST 2021

Aug 1-6  On-line.  Early Music Vancouver presents a free (donations appreciated) viewing of Cozzolani Reunited, a program focusing on Sr. Chiara Margarita Cozzolani’s Scherzi di Sacra Melodia (1648). These motets for solo soprano were not found with the accompanying basso continuo partbook, making the collection inaccessible to performers until now. Soprano soloists will be accompanied by continuo arranger Lucas Harris with theorbo, Antoine Malette- Chenier with baroque triple harp, and Dorothea Ventura with chamber organ. To view the program, go to https://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/events/cozzolani-reunited/ for the link and detailed program information. Note that this program ends on August 6th at 11 pm PDT.

Aug 11  On-line.  Join the Eastside Harp Circle as we Zoom together on Wednesday, August 11, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM Pacific Time. Bring your solos, poems, stories, and any other sharing. This is a caring and safe group in which to try out new material and works-in-progress! There will be 6 group tunes we will play together from our HarpZoom 2020-21 playbook. Contact Anna Jenkins at peaceharp@hotmail.com for PDFs of the tunes and the link to our Zoom session.

Aug 15  On-line.  Third Sunday Harp Circle continues to Zoom along this summer, and our next meeting is Sunday August 15 from 2-4 pm. We welcome all types of harps and all levels of harper, solo playing is encouraged but never required. Share your hot weather works in progress! For more info and the Zoom link, please contact Diane at mdianem@seanet.com.

Aug 16-20  On-line. Island Mountain Arts Virtual Harp and Cello School, original located in Wells, BC.  For information and registration, see www.IMArts.com.

Aug 20-22  On-line.  Magic Hill Virtual Summer Harp Camp 2021. The Bouldings write: We’d love to have you join us "virtually" on Magic Hill from the comfort of your own home wherever you happen to live. This year’s theme will be ‘Island Harp Magic’, harkening to Philip’s collaboration with musicians from Madagascar, Jamaica, Hawaii and more… of course there will also be traditional Irish airs and dance tunes, and a beautiful healing piece written by Philip. On Saturday evening we will have our traditional “fire circle” with music by Magical Strings, storytelling, and contributions from the tutors with more music and songs, always a highlight of Harp Camp. Reply to this email at info@magicalstrings.com or call 253-857-3716 and we’ll send you a detailed brochure with information on how to register.

Aug 22  On-line.  Sunita Staneslow playing harp and Gary Raynor on double bass present "From Bach to the Beatles - a celebration of timeless music". Information / Reservations can be found at https://hamars.uk/summer-jam/.  Cost: free (contributions welcome!). Broadcast live at 11 am PDT.

SEPTEMBER 2021

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.

This page was last updated on August 02, 2021

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