2017 Note: The Harp Blog is in hibernation at the moment, but we hope to be reviving it soon. For regular updates, news, videos and other fun harp stuff, please visit our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/OntarioHarp
Comments and suggestions for harp-related links and listings are always welcome.
Apologies for the lack of posts these last few months, real life got in the way. More news and links to come, but in the meantime, here are three featured Canadian harpists in the news and in concert:
Harpist revives old ways in the new world from Annapolis County shop (article on luthier Timothy Habinski)
From her CD “Winter Tales”. This piece used to be a staple of our medieval group. It’s great fun to sing with a full choir.
The Celtic Harp Page events section has been updated for 2014:
If you have an event to add, let me know in the comments or email events @ celticharper.com (without the spaces).
Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter, Celtic Harp and Nyckelharpa, New Year’s Eve 2009. With dancer Danielle Bibeau, and light show by Randy Johnson.
The 2013 Earth Day (Peace Day) Harp Circle tunes are up on Chubby Sparrow. The first is a duet version of Come Give Me Your Hand, with chords and notes for lever harp. The second is a slow air based on The Bays of Harris, with lyrics modified from Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem “Evensong” (also with chords).
Everything in the “Free Music” section of the Chubby Sparrow site is free to download, print and/or listen to (please remember to include all acknowledgements and copyrights when printing). Feel free to photocopy and/or share any of the tunes (non-commercial use only please).
Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend!
We’ve finally completed our (long overdue) new year’s update of the Celtic Harp Page, including the Harp Events section, which now lists upcoming 2013 events along with our usual list of ongoing and annual events and other related links.
If you have an event, listing, or other link you would like to recommend, leave us a comment here. Ditto if you would like your page, organization, band or event to be featured on the Harp Blog. We’d love to hear from you! – T.H.
HARP WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES
Oct. 5-7 – 19th annual Harpers Escape Weekend, New Brunswick, NJ
Oct. 26-28 – Southeastern Harp Weekend, Ashville, North Carolina
Nov. 2-4 – Seattle Harp Symposium, presented by Dusty Strings
HARP CONCERTS (courtesy of the Sylvia Woods Harp Center)
Legends of the Celtic Harp: Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter
Patrick Ball’s website
October 2012 – Anchorage and Valdez AK and Shoreline WA |
November 2012 – Toledo and Port Clinton OH, and Detroit MI
Patrick Ball’s website
October 2012 – Winston-Salem NC, Norfolk VA, Rockaway Twp NJ, Cumberland RI and Canton CT
November 2012 – Palm Beach, Tequesta, Jupiter, Loxahatchess, Belle Glade, South Bay, Boynton Beach, Pahokee, Lake Worth, St. Petersburg, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Boca Raton, and Wellington FL