2013 Earth Day Harp Circle Tunes

The 2013 Earth Day (Peace Day) Harp Circle tunes are up on Chubby Sparrow. The first is a duet version of Come Give Me Your Hand, with chords and notes for lever harp. The second is a slow air based on The Bays of Harris, with lyrics modified from Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem “Evensong” (also with chords).

Everything in the “Free Music” section of the Chubby Sparrow site is free to download, print and/or listen to (please remember to include all acknowledgements and copyrights when printing).  Feel free to photocopy and/or share any of the tunes (non-commercial use only please).

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend!

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)

Peace Day Harp Circle

Our small but mighty group for Peace Hour, Sept. 11th 2011.  We played Ode to Joy, Dona Nobis Pacem, and sang John Lennon’s “Imagine”.   I’m very proud of all my students, they did a great job!  We also made a group donation to Amnesty International, in honour of Peace Day.

Thanks to Alexis & Harpists for Peace for organizing Peace Hour (which has become an annual event).  For more information on Harpists for Peace, you can visit the official Facebook page here.

Harp Circle Tunes part 2

Dona Nobis Pacem is now up on the Chubby Sparrow site, you can download and listen to it here.

Along with Ode to Joy (below), we’ll be playing this at the Peterborough-Kawarthas harp circle in honour of Peace Day on Sept. 11th.   For those who can’t make it, we’ll be playing with you in spirit!

All music in the Chubby Sparrow free music section is available for anyone to download and use free of charge.  We just ask that you include all headers and footers in your print copies.

Harp Circle Tunes for Sept. 11th

I’ve uploaded the first harp circle tune, Ode to Joy (for multiple harps), to the Chubby Sparrow Music site:

Everyone is welcome to download the music and play with us in spirit, even if you won’t be able to attend the Peterborough-Kawarthas harp circle in person.  I would just ask that you include all acknowledgements, headers and footers in the print-outs.

Music for Dona Nobis Pacem to follow shortly.