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 @ (minus the spaces)

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):

Peterborough Harp Circle Event page:

Updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

Southeastern Harp Weekend – Details

More on the Southeastern Harp Weekend, which will be taking place this October (2011). Thanks to Carolyn Deal for the udpates.

Southeastern Harp Weekend October 7-8-9, Asheville, NC.
A mountain retreat weekend of world-class workshops and concerts, plus a huge and varied vendor hall!  This year’s clinicians include Cheryl Ann Fulton, Maeve Gilchrist, Frank Voltz, Joanna Mell, Mary Radspinner, Christina Tourin, Jan Jennings, Rhett Barnwell, Jerry Brown, Sharon Thormahlen, Nancy Clark, Analee Foster, Dee Sweeny, and more. 

Topics include Welsh Aires, Scottish harp, speed playing, conquering harmonics, conquering Irish trebles, hymn arranging, therapeutic music, classical music, overcoming fears, NLP and memorizing music, the Astral Harp Experience, chord recognition, Pop music, medieval modes, injury prevention, touch for tone, Taize, exercises for beginners, improvisation, keeping up with the tempo, sight-reading, fun innovations for beginners, celtic tunes to love, harp roundabouts for technique, left hand heaven, French technique, tunes for the seasons, the liquid lever, jazz, rhythm, advanced classes with Maeve Gilchrist and more for all levels.  Most comprehensive lever harp vendor halls in the Southeast!, 828-649-3016

April 17 & 26: Harp Events in New Jersey

April 17 ’09: “Slight Imperfection” Celtic Harp and Guitar Duo plays at Crossroads.
Friday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. Cost: $5.
Location: Crossroads, 78 North Ave, Garwood, NJ.

Slight imperfection is: Odarka Stockert (Vocals, Celtic and Pedal Harp and Percussion) and Redentor Jimenez (Vocals, Guitar and Mandolin)

Crossroads Fri. Apr. 17 lineup: Beale Street Love, Generation Gap, Slight Imperfection, Astronaut Jones

More info: (908)-518-3023


April 26: The North Jersey Chapter of the American Harp Society invites you to attend their Harpers Bazaar on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at the Evangelical Covenant Church of Montclair, 17 Valley Rd, Montclair, NJ from 11:15am to 3:00 pm.

Our vendors include Virginia Harp Center, Gerald Goodman, Colin Harp Music and Rharps, and there will as CD’s, music and crafts made by our members for sale. There will be an open mic performance for harpists, raffles and a bake sale. Admission is free. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Sharon Fisher Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact Diane Michaels at