Looking for a dose of inspiration this season? We’ve scoured the internet so you don’t have to! Check out all the great spring and summer festivals and conferences happening in 2017. Do you know about a something we missed? Tell us, and be sure to post on our Harp Concert Calendar. Here’s what’s happening this season:

Christopher Newport University Harp Festival

When: March 25, 2017
Where: Newport News, Va.
Who: Anastasia Pike, Mosaic Duo, Isabelle Frouvelle, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras Harp Ensemble, harp duo Lilac94, American Youth Harp Ensemble.
More infohttps://www.facebook.com/events/1655258408107976/

Edinburgh Harp Festival

When: April 2–5
Where: Edinburgh, U.K.
Who: Laoise Kelly, Cheryl Ann Fulton, Corrina Hewat, Tristan Le Govic, François Pernel, Ciorstaidh Beaton, Catrin Finch, Rachel Hair, and many more
More Infohttp://harpfestival.co.uk/

Lisboa Harp Seminar

When: April 5–9
Where: Linda-a-Velha, Portugal
Who: Irina Zingg, Sylvain Blassel, Carolina Coimbra
More Info: http://www.harpblog.info/en/2017/03/lisboa-harp-seminar-2/

Wales Harp Festival

When: April 12–13
Where: Caemarfon Wales
Who: Elinor Bennett and others
More Infohttp://www.walesharpfestival.co.uk/


When: April 19–22
Where: Auckland, NZ
Who: Anna Dunwoodie, Lisa Williamson
More Infohttp://harpenz.weebly.com/

Lyon & Healy Harptacular, Denver

When: April 21–23
Where: Denver, Colo.
Who: Maria Luisa Rayan, Courtney Hershey Bress, Frances Cobb, Janet Harriman, Ann Marie Liss
More Infohttp://www.lyonhealy.com/harptacular.htm

New England Harp Day

When: April 29
Where: New London, Conn.
Who: Katherine Siochi, Wendy Kerner, Stephanie Curcio, Susan Knapp Thomas
More infohttps://harpcolumn.com/event/new-england-harp-day/

Swiss Harp Festival

When: May 6–7
Where: Ligerz, Switzerland
Who: Adriano Sangineto,  Gabriella Dall’Olio, Dearbhail Finnegan, Issa Kouyaté
More Infohttp://swissharp.ch/

The Harp Gathering

When: May 18–21
Where: Archbold, Ohio
Who: Aislinn Gagliardi, Frank Voltz, Cass Jendzurski, Carol Kappus, Cynthia Shelhart, Denise Grupp-Verbon
More infohttp://www.harpgathering.com/

International Harp Festival

When: May 25–29
Where: Danville, Calif.
Who: Barbary Grant, Deborah Henson-Conant, Felice Pomeranz, Frank Voltz, Kim Robertson, Jessica Siegel, Jennifer Ellis, Julie Ann Smith
More Infohttp://www.harpfestival.org/

Lyon & Healy Harptacular, Columbia

When: June 2–4
Where: Columbia, Mo.
Who: Bridget Kibbey
More Infohttp://www.lyonhealy.com/harptacular.htm

New Orleans Jazz and Pop Harp Weekend

When: July 16–18
Where: New Orleans, La.
Who: Ben Creighton Griffiths, Martha Gallagher, Patrice Fisher, Luke Brechtelsbauer, Rebecca Babin, Rachel Van Voorhees
More Infohttp://www.neworleansjazzharp.com/

American Harp Society Summer Institute

When: June 25–28
Where: Northfield, Minn.
Who: Katherine Siochi, Colleen Potter Thorburn, Anastasia Pike, Delaine Leonard, Hope Cowan, Jennifer R. Ellis,  Kim Robertson, Sunita Staneslow, Andrea Stern, Rhett Barnwell, Brook Boddie, plus many other presenters
More infohttp://www.ahssummerinstitute.org/

Historical Harp Society Conference

When: July 6–8
Where: Madison, Wis.
Who: Jennifer Sayre, Samuel Milligan, Christa Patton, Nicholas Carter
More Info: http://historicalharpsociety.org/2017-conference/

World Harp Congress

When: July 7–13
Where: Hong Kong
Who: Isabelle Moretti, Xavier de Maistre, Raoul Moretti, Jana Bouskova, Anna Verkholantseva, Benjamin Creighton Griffiths, The Crimson Duo, Fanfen Tai, Delphine Constantin, Joana Daunyte, Sylvain Blassel. Chantal Mathieu, Joy Yu, Kaori Otake, Eleanor Turner, Elizabeth Hainen, Katerina Englichova, Rebekka Frömling, Catherine Case,  Anneleen Lenaerts, Lin Wu, Florence Sitruk, Emmanuel Ceysson, Baltazar Juárez, Catherine Michel, Magali de Coster, Alessandra Magrini, Park Stickney, Deborah Henson-Conant, The Aletheia Duo, Myriad Trio, and many others.
More Infohttp://www.whc2017.org/

Midwest Harp Festival

When: July 16–22
Where: Tulsa, Ok.
Who: Mary Bircher, Faye Seeman, Elizabeth Richter, Erin HIll
More Infohttp://www.midwestharpfestival.org/

Somerset Folk Harp Festival

When: July 20–23
Where: Parsippany, NJ
Who: Josh Lyne, Laurie Riley, Robbin Gordon-Cartier, Aryeh Frankfurter, Lisa Lyhne, Rhett Barnwell, Sharon and Dave Thormahlen, Michael Rooney, Deborah Henson-Conant, Maeve Gilchrist, Nicolas Carter, Kim Robertson, Sunita Staneslow, Grainne Hambly, William Jackson, Dominique Dodge, Martha Gallagher, and others.
More Info: http://www.somersetharpfest.com/

Harp in Worship Conference

When: July 27-31
Where: Littleton, Colo.
Who: Greg Buchanan, Frank Voltz, Laura Logan Brandenburg, Anna Vohres, Becky Nissen, Barbara Lepke-Sims
More Infohttp://harpinworship.org/

O’Carolan Harp Festival

When: August 4–7
Where: Keadue, Ireland
Who: Dearbhail Finnegan, Grainne Hambly, Alisha McMahon
More Infohttp://www.ocarolanharpfestival.ie/


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