Sunday, April 26th, 2-4pm
Harp Workshops with Boston Harpist
Ottawa Mennonite Church
1830 Kilborn Avenue
Admission: $30 at the door
And in advance:
The Leading Note, 370 Elgin St.
The Ottawa Folklore Centre, 1111 Bank St.
Contact: Mary Muckle email@example.com 613-825-1379
We’ll begin with a short session on Playing in a Harp Ensemble, learning a multi-level ensemble arrangement by Nancy. All levels of playing are welcome, and music is provided. Ideas and tips to improve an ensembles’ sound are given, plus brief comments/demo on performing the ensembles in her new book, ‘The Ring of Harps’.
The main workshop is Renaissance Dance Music for Harp. We’ll play Renaissance dances from the 16th century, and also learn the dance steps! Knowing the tempo and pulse of the dance is important for playing the music. We’ll also do some improvisation and discuss sources for music from the period. All levels of playing are welcome. (There will be a short tea break around 3:00pm.)
Information courtesy of M. Muckle