Some great high energy playing here (made to look effortless of course), with some impressively subtle dance moves to go along with.
Sarah Deere-Jones, playing a duet for wind and Celtic Harp. Recorded at Castlerigg Stone Circle, Cumbria.
Hurly Burly (Peterborough’s early music ensemble) will be revisiting the animal theme in their upcoming spring concert on Sunday, May 25th. As the Facebook event page says, “Hurly Burly’s annual Spring concert goes to the dogs… and fleas… not to mention birds and a missing sheep!” We’re having lots of fun with the songs, and hope you will enjoy them too! It will be our trademark blend of early and late period pieces, with mixed instruments and voices.
Animal, Vegetable, Madrigal: an Afternoon of “Beastly” Songs and Dances
Sunday May 25th, 2:30 p.m.
St. John’s Anglican Church in the Guild Hall
99 Brock Street (just east of Water Street in Peterborough)
Tickets available at the door
(And yes, there will be the usual home-made refreshments during the intermission!)
Check out Yasmeen’s YouTube channel for more.
More mad lever-harp skills on display. Some beautiful playing by Lina Bellard at the Concours de Harpe, Lorient.
Great arrangement, stellar playing. And she flips levers like a boss. I won’t be buying a newsprint dress anytime soon (awesome though hers is), but this has definitely inspired me to get back to some of my more jazzy repertoire.
You can find out more about Tamsin via her website: http://www.tamsindearnley.co.uk/
Of all the questions we get asked via the CHP, how to get a harp on a limited budget tops the list. From the renaissance of the folk harp that began in the 1960’s, to now nearly seven decades later, the breadth and depth of choice for harp players in terms of instruments and music has expanded dramatically. Unfortunately, a good harp is still not a cheap harp, no matter how you look at it. Good instruments require time, careful worksmanship and decent quality materials, and the harp is no exception.
Thankfully, there are ways to get a good working instrument on just about any budget, with enough patience and dedication.
Creative Harp Collective International 2013
July 16-20, 2013
Summer Harp Workshop
Classes include: Harp Solo Performance Coaching, Body Awareness at the Harp, Use of Harp in Therapeutic ways, Vibro-Acoustic Harp Therapy, Music Theory related to the Harp, Improvisation, Studies in Rhythm, Yoga, NIA Dance, Meditation Techniques, Basics of learning to play