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.


OCTOBER 2019

Oct 5  Federal Way WA.  Harp workshop and concert with Tina Tourin! Harp Workshop 1-5 pm, Concert at 7 pm. Probably workshop content will be "Meeting and Mastering Modes" and/or "Music & The Brain" . Ruthann Ritchie is sponsoring this event in Federal Way at the 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.

Oct 5  Shoreline WA.  Concert "When Harpers Once in Wooden Hall: an Evening of Welsh Storytelling and Music", presented by the Seattle Storytellers Guild and the Puget Sound Welsh Association. Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church, 14724 1st Ave NE, Shoreline WA, 7 pm. Jane Valencia will be presenting Welsh stories, poetry, and harp and song for half this concert. Deb Knodel will be joining in on harp! Members of the Puget Sound Welsh Association in the second half of the program will bring even more Welsh music, songs and poetry. They are partnering with the Seattle Storytellers' Guild in this program, which is a prelude to an Epic Telling of the Welsh Mabinogion to be presented by the Seattle Storytellers' Guild this coming May. This will be a magical evening!More info: www.foresthalls.org.

Oct 5  Seattle WA.   Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter perform with two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Cittern and more. The audience will hear music hailing from Celtic and Nordic Traditions as well as heartwarming original compositions. The multi-instrumental duo will present a unique blend of music and tales from their adventures as modern day troubadours. ZAG: Zen Arts Group, a house concert series, 4218 NE 103rd Place, Seattle WA 98125. For more info or tickets see https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4332843?

Oct 5  Langley WA.  Nancy Rumbel, David Michael (harp), Benjy Wertheimer, present CONFLUENCE CD Release Concert. Saturday, October 5, 2019, 7:30 pm, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave in Langley. $22 in advance /$25 at the door. More info/advance tickets: 360-221-8268, www.WICAonline.com. A lively World Fusion music journey featuring the rarely-heard combination of oboe, Celtic harp, tablas, and instruments from around the globe.

Oct 6  Vashon Island WA.  Concert "Hildegard von Bingen: Mystical Chants of Earth and Her Elements" at Church of the Holy Spirit, Vashon WA, with harpists Christina Tourin, Jane Valencia, and Deb Knodel; vocalists Erin Durrett, Fiore Grey, Molly Seibert, Angela Hodge, Barb Adams, and Amy Cole. When: Sunday, Oct. 6, 3 pm; Where: Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, located at 15420 Vashon Hwy SW on Vashon Island. Christina Tourin, founder of Healing Harps International, will be coming to play, fresh from her summer teaching harp and exploring the music of Hildegard all over Europe. We’re delighted to put this concert together with her! More info: www.foresthalls.org.

Oct 6  Olympia WA.  Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter perform with two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Cittern and more. The audience will hear music hailing from Celtic and Nordic Traditions as well as heartwarming original compositions. The multi-instrumental duo will present a unique blend of music and tales from their adventures as modern day troubadours.  Indigo Farms, 9215 Hunter Point Road, Olympia WA 98502. For more info or tickets see https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4351755.

Oct 6  Port Townsend WA.  Nancy Rumbel, David Michael (harp), Benjy Wertheimer, present CONFLUENCE CD Release Concert. Sunday, October 6, 2019, 7:30 pm, Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center, 3918 San Juan Ave in Port Townsend. $20 in advance from Brown Paper Tickets, https://bpt.me/e/4327438, $25 at the door. More info: 360-301-4451. A lively World Fusion music journey featuring the rarely-heard combination of oboe, Celtic harp, tablas, and instruments from around the globe.

Oct 9  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.

Oct 11-13  Port Townsend WA.  Calling all therapeutic musicians: once in a lifetime opportunity to study with two of the pioneers of therapeutic music. Laurie Riley and Christina Tourin at the Center for Musical Enrichment in beautiful Port Townsend WA. (CEUs are available for graduates of various training programs.) Tuition is only $295. Lodging and food are separately priced. For details see "attend a Learning Retreat” at www.laurieriley.com. E-mail laurie@laurieriley.com to register.

Oct 12  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.

Oct 12  Bothell WA.  The next meeting of the Pacific Northwest wire-strung harp circle will be on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 2-5 pm at Nan Pardew's  home in Bothell. Please contact her at nan@twelfthmonth.org if you need directions or details

Oct 20  Mountlake Terrace WA.  Third Sunday harp circle meets every third Sunday (except September) at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 2 to 4:30 pm. All harps and harp players welcome. Solo playing encouraged but never required. For details and directions contact Diane at mdianem@seanet.com.

Oct 22  Olalla WA.  The School of Magical Strings offers beginning and intermediate classes in Celtic Harp this fall. The term will run for five weeks. Classes begin Tuesday October 22 at the Magic Hill Studio on the Kitsap Peninsula (10 minutes from the Southworth ferry dock). The beginning class meets 6:00-7:30 pm, the intermediate class meets 7:30-9:00 pm. Instructor Phil Boulding offers a practical hands-on approach to learning by ear, during which basic music theory is naturally revealed as the course progresses. The fee for the five-week term is $150 plus a $10 registration fee. Harps are available for rent or purchase. Students may register by sending an email to info@magicalstrings.com.

Oct 25  Vancouver WA.  The Vancouver/Portland area Harp Circle meets the last Friday of every month, from 10 am to noon, at the Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver WA 98684. For more information contact Donita Andrews at donita_andrews@yahoo.com

NOVEMBER 2019

Nov 1   All Areas.  Registration opens today for PSFHS annual Winter Folk Harp Festival. For more info and registration form, see www.pugetsoundfolkharpsociety.org.

Nov 2  Portland OR. There will be a Mini Harp Festival at Artichoke Music (2007 SE Powell Blvd, Portland) with Sharon and Dave Thormahlen, Saturday, November 2 from 11 am-5 pm. There will be 2 workshops: "Chord Accompaniment and Improvising" at 11 am and "Pick a Chord, Any Chord" at 1:30 pm. There will also be a concert with Sharon and Dave Thormahlen from 4-5 pm. Harp Regulations by Dave will go on all day and there will be a harp you can borrow for the workshop while your harp is being regulated. Class descriptions are on the website linked below. For more info call Sharon at 541-753-4334 or Artichoke Music at 503-232-8845. You can register here: https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4074/classes.htm?sem=32738#sem.

Nov 5  Gold Beach OR.  Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter present Curry Library workshop and concert. For more information call 541-247-7246.

Nov 6  North Bend OR.  Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter present Library workshops and concert. For more information call 541-756-0400.

Nov 8-11  Yachats OR.  Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurther at Yachats Celtic Music Festival - stage performances and beginners' workshop with harps provided. Contact Lisa at lisa@lisalynne.com to reserve your workshop space.

Nov 9  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.

Nov 9-10  Victoria BC.  Introduction to the Folk Harp, two-day workshop (3 hours per day) with Alison Vardy at Monterey Centre. Harps provided. See https://www.oakbay.ca/parks-recreation/programs-registration/adult-programs to register (choose Music under the Adult Programs heading).

Nov 13  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.

Nov 17  Mountlake Terrace WA.  Third Sunday harp circle meets every third Sunday (except September) at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 2 to 4:30 pm. All harps and harp players welcome. Solo playing encouraged but never required. For details and directions contact Diane at mdianem@seanet.com.

Nov 22  Vancouver WA.  The Vancouver/Portland area Harp Circle meets the last Friday of every month, from 10 am to noon, at the Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver WA 98684. For more information contact Donita Andrews at donita_andrews@yahoo.com

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.

DECEMBER 2019

Dec 5  Portland OR.  A Winter Gift - New Music & Stories for the Season with Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne, and Aryeh Frankfurther at Cerimon House. More info to follow.

Dec 6  Astoria OR.  A Winter Gift - New Music & Stories for the Season with Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne, and Aryeh Frankfurther at Clatsop Performing Arts Center. More info to follow.

Dec 7  Mt. Vernon WA.  A Winter Gift - New Music & Stories for the Season with Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne, and Aryeh Frankfurther at the Mount Vernon Celtic Arts Foundation. More info to follow.

Dec 8  Seattle WA.  A Winter Gift - New Music & Stories for the Season with Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne, and Aryeh Frankfurther at Greenlake United Methodist Church. More info to follow.

 

This page was last updated on October 01, 2019

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