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.


DECEMBER 2019

Dec 1  Eugene OR.  Janet Naylor, harp, 10:30 am. (With Cascade Harp Ensemble). Holiday Market main stage, Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, OR.

Dec 1  Kingston WA.  Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide Concert. In their 41st year, three generations of Bouldings gather to celebrate the season with harp and dulcimer, song and dance, 3:00 pm, Redeemer United Methodist Church. Tickets are available now at www.magicalstrings.com.

Dec 1  Portland OR.  Confluence Trio, with David Michael (harp), Nancy Rumbel, and Benjy Wertheimer, presents a release concert for their debut trio CD, CONFLUENCE, a lively World Fusion music journey featuring the rarely-heard combination of oboe, Celtic harp, tablas and esraj. 7:30 pm at the Daya Foundation, 5210 SW Corbett Ave (across from Elephant’s Deli). $25 in advance from Brown Paper Tickets: https://bpt.me/4426850. $30 at the door. $5 from each ticket supports DAYA Foundation. More info: https://www.dayafoundation.org/confluence-cd-release-concert.html.

Dec 2  Corvallis OR.  Confluence Trio, with David Michael (harp), Nancy Rumbel, and Benjy Wertheimer, presents a release concert for their debut trio CD, CONFLUENCE, a lively World Fusion music journey featuring the rarely-heard combination of oboe, Celtic harp, tablas and esraj. 7 pm, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. $20 in advance from Brown Paper Tickets: https://bpt.me/4426857. $25 at the door. More info: 541-752-5218.

Dec 4  Monroe/Alpine OR.  "A Winter Gift" with Lisa Lynne, Aryeh Frankfurter, and Patrick Ball. Cedarhouse Concerts, see www.legendsofthecelticharp.com for more info and tickets.

Dec 5  Portland OR.  "A Winter Gift" with Lisa Lynne, Aryeh Frankfurter, and Patrick Ball. Cerimon House, 7 pm. $20. See  http://www.cerimonhouse.org/calendar/2019/12/5/celtic-harps-a-winter-gift for more info and tickets.

Dec 6  Astoria OR.  "A Winter Gift" with Lisa Lynne, Aryeh Frankfurter, and Patrick Ball. Performing Arts Center. 7 pm. Admission $20, senior/student $15, 12 and under $10. See  https://partnersforthepac.org/events/current/legends-of-the-celtic-harp/  for more info and tickets.

Dec 7  Bothell WA.  Due to some schedule conflicts, the next meeting of the Pacific Northwest wire-strung harp circle will be on Saturday, December 7 from 2-5 pm at Nan Pardew's home in Bothell. Note that this is the first Saturday rather than the second Saturday or Sunday. Please contact nan@twelfthmonth.org for directions or details.

Dec 7  Mount Vernon WA.  "A Winter Gift" with Lisa Lynne, Aryeh Frankfurter, and Patrick Ball. Celtic Arts Foundation. Concert Currently Sold Out! For waiting list information, see https://celticarts.org/celtic-events/holiday-19/?fbclid=IwAR18PqBGXutIim8DEPHtRzmEojJdUu4YIQuECr746JMgDbjSaLOrOuSgOBo.

Dec 7  Seattle WA.  Now Make We Mirthe: the Medieval Women's Choir with soloists Erika Chang and Marian Siebert, Shulamit Kleinerman (vielle), Peggy Monroe (percussion) and Bill McJohn (harp). 8 pm, St James Cathedral, 804 9th Ave. Suggested donation $30. For more information, please visit www.medievalwomenschoir.org or call 206-717-4550.

Dec 8  Seattle WA.  Bill McJohn plays triple harp 1 pm-2 pm at the Volunteer Park Conservatory (1402 E. Galer St). Admission to the Conservatory is $4. For more information, call 206-322-4112 or visit www.volunteerparkconservatory.org.

Dec 8  Eugene OR.  Janet Naylor, harp, 1:30pm. (Quartet with Linda Danielson, Marco Caturegli & Jodie St. Clair). Mostly Irish: harp, fiddles, and Uillean pipes.) Holiday Market main stage, Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, OR.

Dec 8  Seattle WA.  "A Winter Gift" with Lisa Lynne, Aryeh Frankfurter, and Patrick Ball. Green Lake United Methodist Church, 3 pm. For more info and tickets see  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4409727?fbclid=IwAR12wbQdo5bpoxRL2gQXmOt7dBH4_bRJGezai7mOoWb61wgN1Ji8Ddg_iCU.

Dec 8  Kent WA.  Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide Concert. In their 41st year, three generations of Bouldings gather to celebrate the season with harp and dulcimer, song and dance, 3:00 pm, Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available now at www.magicalstrings.com.

Dec 11  Oak Bay BC.  Josh Layne, harpist, in lunchtime concert at St. Mary's Oak Bay Church, 12:10 to 12:50 pm, admission by donation in support of Victoria Hospice Bereavement Fund.

Dec 11  Kirkland WA.  The Eastside Harp Circle will meet on Wed. December 11th from 12:30 to 3:30 at the Kingsgate Library in North Kirkland. We will be playing several 4-part arrangements of Christmas tunes (which we’ll provide at the meeting), sharing our solos or works-in-progress, and enjoying holiday treats together. For more information contact Anna Jenkins at 206-914-2662 or peaceharp@hotmail.com.

Dec 13  Tacoma WA.  Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide Concert. In their 41st year, three generations of Bouldings gather to celebrate the season with harp and dulcimer, song and dance, 7:30 pm, Urban Grace Church. Tickets are available now at www.magicalstrings.com.

Dec 14  Everett WA.  Cara Harp Ensemble performs holiday music, 2 pm, Wild Birds Unlimited on Evergreen Way.

Dec 14  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.

Dec 14  Seattle WA.  Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide Concert. In their 41st year, three generations of Bouldings gather to celebrate the season with harp and dulcimer, song and dance, 7:30 pm. Town Hall. Tickets are available now at www.wmagicalstrings.com.

Dec 14 & 15  Eugene OR.  Janet Naylor, solo ambiance harp, 1 pm. Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House Spring Tea fund-raiser. Tickets by reservation only. Please note that they sell out fast. Call them ahead of time at 541-484-0808 to make reservations. Main website: https://www.smjhouse.org.

Dec 15  Seattle WA.  Bill McJohn plays triple harp 1 pm-2 pm at the Volunteer Park Conservatory (1402 E. Galer St). Admission to the Conservatory is $4. For more information, call 206-322-4112 or visit www.volunteerparkconservatory.org.

Dec 15  Lake Stevens WA.  Cara Harp Ensemble performs holiday music, 2 pm, Holy Cross Lutheran Church Christmas concert, 9613 20th St SE.

Dec 15  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.

Dec 15  Mount Vernon WA.  Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide Concert. In their 41st year, three generations of Bouldings gather to celebrate the season with harp and dulcimer, song and dance, 3:00 pm, The Historic Lincoln Theatre. Tickets are available now at www.magicalstrings.com.

Dec 17  Bellevue WA.  Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide Concert. In their 41st year, three generations of Bouldings gather to celebrate the season with harp and dulcimer, song and dance, 7:00 pm, Meydenbauer Center Theatre. Tickets are available now at www.magicalstrings.com.

Dec 18  Sidney BC.  Harpist/composer Josh Layne, on Wednesday, December 18th at 7 pm presents "Christmas with the Angels". Doors open at 6:30. Free Admission - a goodwill donation of non-perishables for the Food Bank will be collected at the door. 

Dec 18  Portland OR.  Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide Concert. In their 41st year, three generations of Bouldings gather to celebrate the season with harp and dulcimer, song and dance, 7:30 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre. Tickets are available now at www.magicalstrings.com.

Dec 20  Vancouver WA.  The Vancouver/Portland area Harp Circle usually meets the Fourth Friday of every month, but this month will meet on the Third Friday due to library schedule. Harp Circle 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 (note underscore: donita_andrews) or call 360-689-5607.

Dec 20 & 21  Leavenworth WA.  Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide Concert. In their 41st year, three generations of Bouldings gather to celebrate the season with harp and dulcimer, song and dance, 7:30 pm, Snowy Owl Theater at Icicle Creek Ctr for the Arts. Tickets are available now at www.magicalstrings.com.

Dec 21 & 22  Eugene OR.  Janet Naylor, solo ambiance harp, 1 pm. Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House Spring Tea fund-raiser. Tickets by reservation only. Please note that they sell out fast. Call them ahead of time at 541-484-0808 to make reservations. Main website: https://www.smjhouse.org.

Dec 22  Lake Stevens WA.  Cara Harp Ensemble performs holiday music, 9:30 am, Ebenezer Lutheran Church service, 2111 117th Ave NE.

Dec 22  Seattle WA.  Bill McJohn plays triple harp 1 pm-2 pm at the Volunteer Park Conservatory (1402 E. Galer St). Admission to the Conservatory is $4. For more information, call 206-322-4112 or visit www.volunteerparkconservatory.org.

Dec 29  Everett WA.  Cara Harp Ensemble presents holiday music, 10 am, First Presbyterian Church service, 2936 Rockefeller Ave.

JANUARY 2020

Jan 8  Bellevue WA.  Eastside Harp Circle meets on second Wednesdays. This month the meeting is tentatively planned for a new location in Bellevue. Please check in advance for location, time, and details with Anna Jenkins at peaceharp@hotmail.com or Maria Wilson at gotomaria2@aol.com.

Jan 10  Vancouver BC.  Charms, Riddles & Elegies. Benjamin Bagby and Sequentia Ensemble for Medieval Music. Friday January 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm ([re-concert talk at 6:45 pm). Christ Church Cathedral. For details, program, and tickets see http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/events/charms-riddles-elegies-feat-sequentia-ensemble-for-medieval-music/.

Jan 11  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. 

Jan 11  Vancouver BC.  Beowulf: The Epic in Performance. Benjamin Bagby, voice and harp. Saturday January 11, 2020, 7:30 pm, Vancouver Playhouse. For details and tickets, see http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/events/beowulf-the-epic-in-performance-feat-benjamin-bagby-voice-and-harp/.

Jan 19  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.

Jan 24  Vancouver WA.  The Vancouver/Portland area Harp Circle meets the fourth 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 (note underscore: donita_andrews) or call 360-689-5607. 

Jan 30-Feb 2  New Orleans LA.  New Orleans Jazz and Pop Harp Weekend 2020, see www.neworleansjazzharp.com for details.

 

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