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Upcoming Harp Events

Upcoming Harp Events

Harp concerts, workshops, and conferences are fun, educational, inspirational, and will make you a better player. Help support these upcoming harp events!

Always double-check dates and times with the artists/venues before attending any event. We make every effort to ensure that our listings are correct, but mistakes and scheduling changes can happen!

If you have questions about any of the events, please follow the links to their websites. The Sylvia Woods Harp Center does not have any additional information.

If you would like your harp event listed here, please send information to events@harpcenter.com

Harp Conferences, Conventions, Camps & Workshops (listed by date)

American Harp Society National Conference
June 27 - 30, 2018
Redlands, California
www.ahsconference.org

Midwest Harp Festival
July 16 - 21, 2018
Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Midwest Harp Festival is held at the University of Tulsa's Lorton Performance Center every summer, and it is a unique experience, because it is open to students and harpists of all ages and experience levels. It is an opportunity for harpists to come together, take a break from the stress of life, and simply enjoy being harpists together. Fun activities are offered in addition to the musical experience as well, making the Midwest Harp Festival a truly communal experience.
www.midwestharpfestival.org

Somerset Folk Harp Festival
July 19- 22, 2018
Parsippany, New Jersey
The Somerset Folk Harp Festival is a 4-day conference celebrating the diversity of music, talent and experience of the folk harp world.
www.somersetharpfest.com

Harpers' Escape to Ireland
July 31- August 10, 2018
Ireland
Join Kathy DeAngelo on this amazing harp trip to Ireland.
http://www.harpersescape.com/

Harps in the Glen
August 23 - 26, 2018
West Bend, WI

a retreat with Kim Robertson and Sunita Staneslow
click here for more information

Harps in the Glen
September 14 - 16, 2018
Port Townsend, WA

a retreat with Kim Robertson and Sunita Staneslow
click here for more information

Spanish Peaks International Celtic Harp Retreat
September 27 - 30, 2018
Walsenburg, CO

with Aine Minogue and Sunita Staneslow
www.spanishpeaksharpretreat.com

Harp Concerts

4th Annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along with Harps Concerts
7 pm Saturday evening, December 1, 2018 at Church of the Pacific in Princeville, Kauai
4 pm Sunday afternoon, December 2, 2018 at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Lihue, Kauai

Come sing your favorite Christmas carols accompanied by two amazing harpists: Sylvia Woods and Madeleine Brandli. In addition to caroling, these festive concerts will also feature beautiful harp solos and fun surprises! Don't know the words? Bob Smith will be leading the singing, and you'll be given a special booklet with the lyrics of the carols, which is yours to take home. This year we are featuring carols from around the world.
http://www.harpcenter.com/category/kauai-harp-concerts

Tour Schedules (listed by artist)

Legends of the Celtic Harp: Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter
Patrick Ball's website

Patrick Ball
Patrick Ball's website
Also see Legends of the Celtic Harp tour schedule above

Grainne Hambly and William Jackson
You Gotta Have Harp Productions

Deborah Henson-Conant
Deborah Henson-Conant's website

Lisa Lynn
Lisa Lynne's website
Also see Legends of the Celtic Harp tour schedule above

Sunita Staneslow
Sunita's website

The Sylvia Woods Harp Center reserves the right to refuse to post a submission.
Always double-check dates and times with the artists/venues before attending an event. We make every effort to ensure that our listings are correct. But mistakes and scheduling changes can happen!


Past Events

These events have already happened. Since many of them are yearly events, we are listing the past few years here for your convenience.

Atlanta Harp Festival
February 27 - March 1, 2015
Roswell, Georgia
Featuring Bridget Kibbey and Kim Robertson. Join us for a full weekend of concerts, classes, workshops, and exclusive sales and discounts. Harpists of all ages and abilities are welcome. Whether you are a high school student wanting audition experience and college prep information OR a harpist looking for helps and hints to further your musical know-how, this weekend is for you!
www. stores.atlantaharpcenter.com/upcoming-events

Sunita's Harp Gathering
February 6 - 15, 2015
Israel
With Sunita Staneslow. My husband Fred and I will be hosting a second harp gathering in Israel. This time, we will spend more time in the Galilee and my favorite places. We will spend several nights in the Old City of Jerusalem and by the Sea of Galilee. Combine your love of harp with touring the Holy Land.
• Workshops • Concerts • Touring • local harpists and musicians•
• Bethlehem • Jerusalem • Tiberius • Taybeh • Jericho • Tel Aviv

holylandharp.com

The Harp Gathering – Ohio
May 14 - 17, 2015
Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio
Escape to The Harp Gathering and enjoy the company of other harpers and harpists as you learn from some of the best instructors in the country, and soak in superlative harp performances. Inspire your mind, challenge your skill, and renew your spirit at The Harp Gathering, in the shadow of the Great Oak Tree!
www.harpgathering.com

Somerset Folk Harp Festival
July 23 - 26, 2015
Parsippany, New Jersey
The Somerset Folk Harp Festival is a 4-day conference celebrating the diversity of music, talent and experience of the folk harp world. Sylvia Woods will be performing and exhibiting at this year's festival. She will also be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award!
www.somersetharpfest.com

Saratoga Harp Colony
August 2 - 9, 2015
Saratoga Springs, New York
"Where good harpists become great musicians." For pedal harpists. Offering a skill-based program in teaching, performing, competing, and community outreach. We have limited space for 12 full-time residents, as well as opportunities to participate in individual programs.
www.saratogaharpcolony.org

Heidi Lehwalder Harp Seminar
August 13 - 16, 2015
Hidden Valley Music Seminars, Carmel Valley, California
Harpists/teachers are invited to join a small group of their peers for Heidi Lehwalder's harp seminar "Developing and Teaching an Effortless Approach to Playing the Harp." A gifted performer and teacher, Ms. Lehwalder shares her unique technical and musical approach to playing the harp, offering harpists new tools & techniques to inform their playing and teaching . Set on a bucolic campus in the foothills of the Santa Lucia mountains, the four-day seminar will consist of five sessions. A wide range of repertoire will be demonstrated. Come with questions and a willingness to share harp repertoire which you find presents difficulty for your students.
www.hiddenvalleymusic.org

Harpers' Escape
October 2 - 4, 2015

New Brunswick, New Jersey
Check out one of the best harp retreats you'll ever attend, with William Jackson, Eileen Gannon, Debbie Brewin-Wilson and Kathy DeAngelo.
www.harpersescape.com

Southeastern Harp Weekend
October 23 - 25, 2015

Asheville, North Carolina
Welcome to an experience of friendly, warm folks, special discovery, love, and deep learning at our wooded retreat center. 
www.southeasternharps.com

The Harp Gathering
May 12 - 15, 2016
Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio
Escape to The Harp Gathering and enjoy the company of other harpers and harpists as you learn from some of the best instructors in the country, and soak in superlative harp performances.  Inspire your mind, challenge your skill, and renew your spirit at The Harp Gathering, in the shadow of the Great Oak Tree!
www.harpgathering.com

American Harp Society National Conference
June 30 - July 3, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia
www.ahsconference.org

Somerset Folk Harp Festival
July 21 - 24, 2016
Parsippany, New Jersey
The Somerset Folk Harp Festival is a 4-day conference celebrating the diversity of music, talent and experience of the folk harp world.
www.somersetharpfest.com

The Harp Gathering
May 18 - 21, 2017
Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio
Escape to The Harp Gathering and enjoy the company of other harpers and harpists as you learn from some of the best instructors in the country, and soak in superlative harp performances. Inspire your mind, challenge your skill, and renew your spirit at The Harp Gathering, in the shadow of the Great Oak Tree!
www.harpgathering.com

New Orleans Jazz and Pop Harp Weekend
June 16 - 18, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
We know the Jazz Harp Weekend has great potential not only to improve the musical skills of our professional and student harpists, but also to generate interest among music students to study jazz harp on a more regular basis. We have the great privilege of being able to live in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. This is the perfect place to learn to play Jazz Harp!
www.neworleansjazzharp.com

American Harp Society Summer Institute
June 25 - 28, 2017
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
For the Institute theme, our Minnesota Chapter wishes to present individual harp stars from the northern region as well as the teachers, students, performers, listeners, composers, harp makers, and inventors who make up the constellations and galaxies of the harp universe.
http://ahssummerinstitute.org/

Historical Harp Society Conference
July 6 - 8, 2017
Madison, Wisconsin
The 2017 conference in conjunction with the Madison Early Music Festival promises to be a time of beautiful music and inspiring workshops.
www.historicalharpsociety.org/2017-conference

World Harp Congress
July 7 - 13, 2017
Hong Kong
'A Harp Journey from West to East' is the theme for the 2017 Congress. The strong support from harpists, musicians from Asia and China, and masters from all over the world will definitely make this event a truly multi-national sensation. Hong Kong, 'The Pearl of the Orient', welcomes you to experience our hospitality and an unforgettable travel pleasure.
www.whc2017.org

Midwest Harp Festival
July 16 - 22, 2017
Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Midwest Harp Festival is held at the University of Tulsa's Lorton Performance Center every summer, and it is a unique experience, because it is open to students and harpists of all ages and experience levels. It is an opportunity for harpists to come together, take a break from the stress of life, and simply enjoy being harpists together. Fun activities are offered in addition to the musical experience as well, making the Midwest Harp Festival a truly communal experience.
www.midwestharpfestival.org

Somerset Folk Harp Festival
July 20 - 23, 2017
Parsippany, New Jersey
The Somerset Folk Harp Festival is a 4-day conference celebrating the diversity of music, talent and experience of the folk harp world.
www.somersetharpfest.com

Harp in Worship Conference
July 27 - 31, 2017
Littleton, Colorado
This will be an excellent opportunity for harpists from around the world to fellowship, worship and offer praise to God with music! There will be a time of learning, time to meet other harpists, explore new ideas and share the gift of music. You will come away from this experience revitalized, with exciting new ways to incorporate the harp into heartfelt worship.
www.harpinworship.org/

O'Carolan Harp Festival and Competition
August 4 - 7, 2017
Keadue, County Roscommon, Ireland
We have an exciting line -up assembled for the 39th O'Carolan Festival in Keadue - we hope you will find lots to attract you to our beautiful village in the north of county Roscommon. We are putting together a programme that we feel mixes the best of some of the favourite acts that have visited Keadue before, with some new, vibrant, exciting talent travelling to our beautiful village and countryside for the first time.
www.ocarolanharpfestival.ie

Spanish Peaks International Celtic Harp Retreat
September 20 - 24, 2017
Walsenburg, CO

with Sue Raimond, Kelly Stewart, Jaimee Joroff, and Julie Norem Hawley
www.spanishpeaksharpretreat.com

Beginning in the Middle
March 1 - 4, 2018
Williamsburg, VA
A conference designed specifically for adult harp students of all ages, Beginning in the Middle will provide you with musical and intellectual inspiration, while the Williamsburg Lodge will provide rest and relaxation to enhance your stay.
www.beginninginthemiddle.com

Wales International Harp Festival IV
April 1 - 7, 2018
Galeri Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales
This unique international Festival has been created to benefit all harpists and music lovers within Wales and Internationally.
www.walesharpfestival.co.uk

The Harp Gathering
May 17 - 20, 2018
Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio
Escape to The Harp Gathering and enjoy the company of other harpers and harpists as you learn from some of the best instructors in the country, and soak in superlative harp performances. Inspire your mind, challenge your skill, and renew your spirit at The Harp Gathering, in the shadow of the Great Oak Tree!
www.harpgathering.com