Canadian Harpists in the News

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:

Thurs. May 14 concert at Hart House in Toronto, including Handel’s Harp Concerto with soloist Véronique Drozdz. 8pm.

Harpist revives old ways in the new world from Annapolis County shop (article on luthier Timothy Habinski)

Harpist Elizabeth Volpé Bligh happy to be a rarity

Music for Healing and Transition 2012

The Music for Healing and Transition Program www.mhtp.org will be offering courses in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2012.  This 5 weekend program teaches musicians to provide live therapeutic music at the bedside of the sick and dying.   Please visit website for more information, or feel free to contact Joanne Does, Certified Music Practitioner, London, ON at jdoes764@gmail.com or www.healingsounds.ca

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

Harp Circle: Sunday Sept. 11th in Peterborough, ON

The Peterborough-Kawarthas harpists will be joining in the spirit of Peace Hour by holding a harp circle on Sunday, Sept. 11th, starting at 1:30 p.m (location TBA).  All harpists welcome.

Official Facebook page for Peace Hour (an all-day international event): http://on.fb.me/o5NCe3

Peterborough Harp Circle Event page: http://on.fb.me/osT3VJ

Updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

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.