October-November Harp Events in the US


Oct. 5-719th annual Harpers Escape Weekend, New Brunswick, NJ

Oct. 26-28Southeastern Harp Weekend, Ashville, North Carolina

Nov. 2-4Seattle 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
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

Grainne Hambly and William Jackson
Grainne Hambly’s website
William Jackson’s website
October 2012 – New Brunswick NJ and Midlothian TX

Ottawa Harp Circle Schedule 2012-2013

The regular Ottawa harp circle is back!  Schedule & info below, courtesy of Joanne Griffin.

Sunday, September 30
Sunday, October 21
Sunday, November 25
Sunday, December 16 Special program with Janice Parton
Sunday, January 27
Sunday, February 24
Sunday, March 31
Sunday, April 28

(Summary – the last Sunday of every month until April, except for October and December)

TIME: 12:30 arrival, 1pm start (prompt)
WHERE: library of Oakpark Retirement Community, 2 Valour Drive Ottawa, ON K1K 1K1 (613) 260-7144
BRING: harp, music stand, tuners and tuning keys, music: Finale, Northern Lights International Collection. Books will be available for sale at each circle.

– to have fun
– to make friends
– to share musical ideas
– to solve harp related problems
– to encourage each other
– to play together as an ensemble
– to have opportunities to play solo

All ages and ability levels are welcome.
Contact: Joanne Griffin at joanne.griffin @ rogers.com (minus the spaces)

Harp Classes at Island Mountain Arts

Details on the Harp School classes available through Island Mountain Arts this summer are now up:


Island Mountain Arts is located in Wells, BC.  The harp classes will be taking place in August of 2012.

Celtic Concert Jan. 28 in Ottawa

From Mary Muckle, via the OntarioHarps list:

January 28, 2012
A Celtic music performance in celebration of the female patron saint of Ireland.
7:30pm, SAINT BRIGID’S CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, 310 Patrick St., entrance on Cumberland St.

The concert features MARY MUCKLE, harp & voice; KIRSTEN CARLSON, flute; THE OTTAWA YOUTH HARP ENSEMBLE under the direction of Mary Muckle, and the vocal trio DAUGHTERS OF BRIEN. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For information email info@sbcottawa.ca or phone 613-144-7373

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

Midwinter Harp Gathering in Kingston, January 29

Midwinter Harp Gathering

St Peters Church, Kingston, Ontario
January 29,2012 1 to 5  PM
Join us to celebrate St Brigit’s  Day with harp friends
1 to 2:15 PM Tips and Pearls for Harpists only
2:15 Tune and warm up
2:30 Sharing our Music Prepare a piece to play on your own or play with a friend or
two. Invite family and friends to this part of the afternoon.
3:45 to 5 PM  Enjoy refreshments. Visit the vendors.
  REGISTRATION for this event is in advance only
For more information: Contact Karen at heartfullistening@yahoo.ca