2019 Guide to Spring Harp Festivals

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2019 has arrived, so it’s time to make good on those harp resolutions. These upcoming festivals are sure to inspire, chock full of performers and clinicians with music to play and wisdom to share. With programs geared towards harpists interested in jazz, pop, folk, Celtic, and classical, there is something for everyone, so check out these events around the world!

New Orleans Jazz & Pop Harp Weekend

When: Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2019
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
Who: Robbin Gordon–Cartier, Patrice Fisher, Rebecca Babin, Luke Brechtelsbauer, and Cassie Watson
More Info: http://www.neworleansjazzharp.com/

Harpe en Avesnois

When: Feb. 26 – March 10, 2019
Where: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Who: Nancy Allen, Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Geneviève Létang, Mélanie Dutreil, and Marie Normant
More Info: http://www.harpeenavesnois.com/

Harptacular

When: March 1 – 3, 2019
Where: Nashville, Tennessee
Who: Sivan Magen, Beyond Pluck, Kristen Agresta Copley, Sarah Crocker, and Licia Jaskunas
More Info: https://www.lyonhealy.com/harptacular/

Southern Harp Festival

When:  March 15 – 17, 2019
Where: Atlanta, Georgia
Who: Nikolaz Cadoret, Maria Luisa Rayan, Frank Voltz, Rhett Barnwell, and Mary Jane D’Arville
More Info: https://southernharpfestival.com/

Christopher Newport University Harp Festival and Competition

When: March 30, 2019
Where: Newport News, Virginia
Who: Anastasia Pike, Charles Overton, Angel Tolosa, Barbara Chapman, Mary Jane D’Arville, and Paul McLendon
More Info: http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/music/festivals/harpfestival/

Harptacular

When: April 5 – 7, 2019
Where: Orlando, Florida
Who: Agnès Clément, Jan Jennings, Elizabeth Louise LeBlanc, Christine MacPhail, and Victoria Schultz
More Info: https://www.lyonhealy.com/harptacular/

Edinburgh International Harp Festival

When: April 5 – 10, 2019
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
Who: Eira Lynn Jones, Gráinne Hambly, Pippa Reid–Foster, Helen Davies, and others
More Info: https://www.harpfestival.co.uk/

Prah-a-harp Festival

When: April 12 – 14, 2019
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
Who: To be announced
More Info: http://www.prahaharp.cz/prah-a-harp-festival/

The Harp Gathering

When: May 16 – 19, 2019
Where: Archbold, Ohio
Who: Frank Voltz, Kim Robertson, Patrice Fisher, Christa Grix, Janet Witman, Cass Jendzurski, Beth Stockdell,  and Denise and Michael Grupp–Verbon
More Info: http://harpgathering.com/

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