Celtic Harp Page updates

ltlgreenharpWe’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.

Celtic Harp Page Updates

The New Year’s update of the Celtic Harp Page is well under-way. Our harp-related Events section has been updated for 2012, and we’ve reactivated the popular Used and Wanted Harps classified section after a long hiatus due to increased interest from scammers back in 2010.

If you have your company or group listed on the Celtic Harp Page, please check to make sure that all your information is correct and up-to-date. If not, let us know by sending a note to comments @ celticharper.com (without the spaces).

Events listings can be sent to events @ celticharper.com

Advance Planning: Goderich Celtic College & Festival

The 2012 Dates and Info for the Goderich Celtic College & Celtic Roots Festival are up early this year! Both Kim Robertson and Sharlene Wallace will be there, along with a ton of other amazing Celtic and folk musicians.

Schedules and other updates will be posted on their main site, so keep an eye on http://www.celticfestival.ca/

If you’re on Facebook, you can visit the Celtic Roots Festival Facebook page here.

Goderich was hard hit by a tornado in 2011, and is still rebuilding, so they can use all the help you can give. Information on donations and volunteer efforts can be found here.

Stoney End harp site

For anyone who, like me, was still going through the old Hobgoblin site to get to the Stoney End Harps section, they have their own website now, all new and spiffed up, which should make browsing and the like easier:

http://www.stoneyend.com/

Update: The links on the Celtic Harp Page are now up-to-date; we have also begun the process of revising the list of sample harp costs in the “What Harp Should I Get?” section of the FAQ, to reflect 2011 pricing.

HarPO – Harp Players of Ontario

Calling all Ontario harp players!

I’ve expanded our Peterborough-Kawarthas Facebook page to include all of Ontario, since there didn’t seem to be another spot like it on FB. Everyone is welcome to drop by and post upcoming events, harp tips &etc. or just say hi. The name was so obvious that I’m sure someone else has thought of it before me, but I just couldn’t resist.

Here’s a condensed link (since links to FB pages are impossibly long):
http://on.fb.me/km8Jst

Hope to see you over there!

Mary O’Hara at NLHF, new registration deadline

October Events: Northern Lights Harp Fest in Ottawa Oct. 2-4 ’09

NLHF Deadline extended to August 30th

Northern Lights Harp Fest – Important Notice!

With the late-breaking news of Mary O’Hara’s attendance at the harpfest, it has been agreed that the regular registration date be extended to August 30th. This will allow absent vacationers and out-of-towners the opportunity to make arrangements to attend the fest and/or Mary’s unique presentation, “Travels With My Harp”, Sunday October 4th at 1 p.m. Mary O’Hara is a living legend whom we will be very fortunate to be able to meet in person. As a historical figure in the folk harp world,this presentation is one that you will not want to miss. For tickets, order through www.northernlightsharpfest.com or sweeney.hermon@rogers.com

Cost (for Mary’s presentation only): NLHF Registrants $10, General Admission, $17, Seniors $15.

For more info on the Northern Lights Harp Fest, including how to register, check out the official website:
www.northernlightsharpfest.com.

Info courtesy of Joanne Griffin, NLHF secretary

Harp-related lists and groups

There have been some new additions to the various harp-related groups on Yahoo, including the addition of an all-Ontario list, so I thought I’d post the list as I have it so far here. I’ve taken off groups that no longer exist or have not been active for an extended period of time. If you know of any active harp-related discussion groups that I’m missing, just let me know!

BCHarpsOnline (British Columbia harp group)
Harplist (Currently the largest harp-related group)
Harps_UK/International (Note that while very quiet lately, this group appears to still be active.)
harpmakers
Historical Harps (newly public)
Ontario Harps (new group; membership required)
WireHarp

For other types of harp groups and communities, print journals, and so on, you can visit the Celtic Harp Page general harp links section. Suggestions for new links are always welcome!