Puget Sound
Folk Harp Society
…a chapter of the ISFHC

The Puget Sound Folk Harp Society is a registered Washington State
nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to promote awareness and
appreciation of the folk harp in the Puget Sound area and beyond.
The Puget Sound Folk Harp Society was officially incorporated
on January 15, 2004, and is a federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Reigning Harps is the on-line newsletter of the Puget Sound Folk Harp Society,
with a calendar, ads, teacher/performer directory, free music, and more.
Keep up with all the harp news in the Pacific Northwest!

Reigning Harps Newsletter

Links to sections below

Our Events!
Harp Circles!
Music For Harp Circles
PSFHS “Harpers’ Songbook” Updates
Puget Sound Folk Harp Society Board Members


After March of 2020, we were “on hold” due to Covid.
We had to suspend in-person retreats, festivals, picnics, and harp circles.
But now, we are again planning live harp events:

Harp circles are back, the Summer Retreat took place June 16-18,
the Annual Picnic is coming up, and a Festival is in the works!

Summer Retreat

Our 2023 retreat on beautiful Whidbey Island at Camp Casey
was a wonderful reunion! Lots and lots of harp playing,
and enough free time to explore the nearby beach, state park,
and lighthouse, and to enjoy seeing old friends in person once again.

Left to right, top to bottom: Scott, Jennifer, Diane, Bob, Marie, Lesly;
Jean, Barbara, Nan, Kathleen, Michelle, Leslie;
Neil, Maria, Joyce, Michelle, Linda, Gail, Kalinda, Tara
(not pictured, Janet and Dan)

Winter Festival

Stay tuned to this space for news of a Festival in the future!
Our 34th Winter Folk Harp Festival took place February 7-9, 2020
(just before the quarantine started).

For More Photos from the Weekend,

See the Gallery

Annual Picnic

Mark your Calendars for the Return of our Picnic!
Sunday, September 17, 2023, 11 am to 4 pm at the
Gazebo at Cromwell Park, 18030 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline WA 98133.
Bring your harp, bench, stand, and PSFHS tunebook. Also your lunch and a beverage.
We’ll have cake and serving ware to share. Free to all harpers… join us!

Our Last Picnic took place September 8, 2019
Hardy Harpers Braved Rain and Shine at Ravenna Park in Seattle WA.


Circles are meeting in person again!
All ages, styles, and levels are welcome!
For details, write to:



You are Welcome to Print Out
Beth Kolle’s Celtic Tunes Lead Sheet Booklet:

Cover    Table of Contents    Tunes


Participants at our Winter Festival and Summer Retreat receive
a free book full of harp music!
(Sorry, we cannot sell you one, due to agreements
with the original contributors.)

However, anyone is welcome to print out Group Tunes
added after 2007 from the Music Archive link below!

If you have a book, keep it up to date with the current
Table of Contents and Group Tunes from our Music Archive:

Table of Contents    Music Archive


Anna Jenkins, Beth Kolle, Diane Moss, Nan Pardew,
Sally Verrinder, and Eileen Warr-Marti.

Officers as of May 2023

Nan Pardew, president; Anna Jenkins, vice-president;
Diane Moss, secretary; Sally Verrinder, treasurer.

Contact us at:


The Puget Sound Folk Harp Society strives to provide equal access to its programs and services
for all people without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, gender,
sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, or disability.

Trained service animals (as defined by law) are welcome at Society events;
the animal’s owner assumes full responsibility for the animal’s actions at all times.

(Puget Sound Folk Harp Society’s “harp-orca” logo created and used by permission of Paula Lalish.)

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