2021 Guide to Spring Harp Festivals


What harp resolutions did you set this year? Has the pandemic affected your motivation or canceled your plans? If you’re looking for ways to amp up your motivation and find inspiration this spring, you’re in luck! Check out these spring harp festivals around the globe! 

Christopher Newport Harp Festival

When: March 27, 2021
Where: Newport News, Va., with option to participate online
Who: Josh Layne, Dr. Kimberley Ankney, and Kara Dahl Russell
More Info: cnu.edu/academics/departments/music/festivals/harpfestival/

Dutch Harp Festival

When: May 15–16, 2021
Where: Utrecht, Netherlands, online
Who: TBD
More Info: www.harpfestival.nl 

Edinburgh International Harp Festival

When: April 9–12, 2021
Where: Online
Who: Anne Denholm, Ailie Robertson, and Bill Taylor
More Info: www.harpfestival.co.uk

The Harp Gathering

When: May 13–16, 2021
Where: Archbold, Ohio
Who: Nicolas Carter, Robbin Gordon-Cartier, and Rachel Hair
More Info: www.harpgathering.com

Fredonia Harp Day

When: May 2, 2021
Where: Online
Who: Sonja Inglefield and Caroline Mellott
More Info: www.fredonia.edu/academics/colleges-schools/school-music/music/community/fredonia-harp-day

New Orleans Jazz and Pop Harp Weekend

When: Ongoing
Where: Online
Who: Patrice Fisher, Rebecca Babin, and Jesse Autumn
More Info: www.neworleansjazzharp.com

Wales Harp Festival

When: March 30–31, 2021
Where: Online
Who: Elinor Bennett
More Info: www.walesharpfestival.co.uk

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