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Glowing Harp cancels festival, livestreams harp marathon

Glowing Harp cancels festival, livestreams harp marathon

The Glowing Harp Festival, scheduled to take place this April, has been canceled as a result of COVID-19. As a substitute, the festival will livestream a concert on Instagram on April 10. Dubbed the Glowing Harp Marathon, harpists such as Isabelle Moretti, Anaïs...

World Harp Congress announces Cardiff lineup

World Harp Congress announces Cardiff lineup

On July 25, harpists will gather in Cardiff, Wales for the opening day of the 14th World Harp Congress. Billed as "an intensive but fun-filled week of recitals, concerts, lectures, masterclasses and workshops," the festival's aim is to celebrate "the versatility and...

2020 Guide to Spring Harp Festivals

2020 Guide to Spring Harp Festivals

What harp resolutions did you set for the new decade? How do you stay focused on your goals and find inspiration throughout the year? If surrounding yourself by talented musicians and soaking in quality music is part of your plan, then this is the post for you! Take a...

2019 Guide to Fall Festivals

2019 Guide to Fall Festivals

Just like that, summer is nearing its end, and for many, the school year is about to begin. With the onset of a new season comes a lot of exciting opportunities to get inspired by harpists around the world. Check out our festival roundup below to find one that...

Somerset festival honors Kim Robertson with lifetime achievement award

Somerset festival honors Kim Robertson with lifetime achievement award

Kim Robertson has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Somerset Folk Harp Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. Celebrated for forging her own path as a folk harpist, Robertson is a diverse performer, arranger, and recording artist. "It’s an honor to receive an...

2019 Guide to Spring Harp Festivals

2019 Guide to Spring Harp Festivals

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,...

2018 Guide to Fall Festivals

2018 Guide to Fall Festivals

With fall just around the corner, we want to make sure you start out your school year right. From Buenos Aires to Zagreb, be sure to check out all the fantastic programs and performers scheduled around the world this season! Don’t see your festival listed here? Tell...

College fair announced at Virginia Harp Center

College fair announced at Virginia Harp Center

The Virginia Harp Center will present a college fair in Gibbsboro, N.J., on Sat., Nov. 10, 2018. Geared towards incoming 6th–12th grade students, the event is intended for harpists interested in including music in their college experiences. Harpists and college...

Jay Witcher receives Somerset Lifetime Achievement Award

Jay Witcher receives Somerset Lifetime Achievement Award

Jay Witcher recently received the 2018 Somerset Lifetime Achievement Award. Considered a “master harp builder,” Witcher is known for his role in reviving the folk harp community in the United States and influencing lever harp makers around the world. Initially an...

Midwest Harp Festival moves to Chicago in 2019

Midwest Harp Festival moves to Chicago in 2019

This year’s Midwest Harp Festival will be the last of its kind. Historically held at the University of Tulsa, the festival will move to Chicago in 2019, with Jaina Carpenter as executive director. Carpenter, who has been assistant director since 2012, says, “I first...