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.


JUNE 2020

Jun 10  All Areas.  The Eastside Harp Circle will meet on Zoom on Wednesday, June 10, at 11:00 am. You may join in for all or part of the session. Please contact Anna Jenkins at peaceharp@hotmail.com if you wish to attend and she will send you the Zoom link and password.

Jun 12-14  Coupeville WA.  PSFHS Summer Folk Harp Retreat canceled for this year; thank you so much for your interest and your patience.

Jun 20  All Areas. Verlene Schermer presents a workshop 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Pacific Time): "Cool Chords & Groovy Rhythms" for those who have bought the book of the same name and are looking for tips and help, or for those who have bought any of the "Tunes with a Twist" series books and would like to learn how these jazzy arrangements are created. The class will be limited to 10 participants so that each person will be able to have an opportunity to ask questions. The first hour will focus on the "Cool Chords" and the second hour on the "Groovy Rhythms."  Cost: $25 per person. Contact verleneschermer@gmail.com to sign up for the class and get all the info you need in order to attend.

JULY 2020

Jul 16-19  All Areas.  Somerset Folk Harp Festival goes on-line in place of on-site festival in New Jersey. Several levels of on-line access are available. Please see all the details at  http://www.somersetharpfest.com/registration.html .

AUGUST 2020

Aug 7-9  Corvallis OR.  Heart of the Valley Harp Retreat August 7-9, 2020. WHAT: A packed weekend of varied workshops for pedal and lever harpist of all levels, led by two outstanding teachers, in the heart of the Willamette Valley.  WHERE: Corvallis First Presbyterian Church. Lodging and most food will be on your own. WHEN: August 7-9, 2020; Friday evening 6 pm through Sunday afternoon 5 pm. WHO: Hosted by Laura Zaerr. Contact Laura at 541-908-2077 (text OK) or e-mail lauraz@peak.org to ask for a registration form and to confirm in-person event.

Aug 7-10  All Areas.  Harps at Artichoke Music Workshop Series, based in Portland OR, is excited to present four interactive online harp workshops, beginner to advanced levels, taught by Paraguayan/American master harp player Nicolas Carter. Friday Aug. 7 to Mon. Aug. 10, at 11 am-12:30 pm each day via Zoom. $30 per workshop or $110 for all 4 workshops. See www.rtichokemusic.org to register online, see classes and workshops calendar. The workshops Nicolas will be teaching are as follows: #1 Latin American Style Waltz/Luna Llena, #2 Introduction to Latin American Rhythms on the Harp, #3 Learning Pajaro Compara for advanced players featuring syncopated rhythms, #4 Storytelling and The Harp. All levels welcome at all workshops, please sign into class 10 minutes early. Link for direct access to workshops will be sent via e-mail before start time. Inquiries to www.nicolascarter.com or tbharpsong@gmail.com.

Aug 17-21  Wells BC.  Going virtual this year! 34th International Harp and Cello School with instructors Sunita Staneslow, Seumas Gagne, Sharlene Wallace, Marilyn Rummel, and Morag Northey. For developing  info and registration see http://support-imarts.com/upcoming-workshops/2020/8/17/34th-international-harp-and-cello-school.

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