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13th World Harp Congress Kicks Off in Hong Kong

13th World Harp Congress Kicks Off in Hong Kong

As harpists from around the globe gather in Hong Kong for the 13th World Harp Congress, Harp Column's eyes and ears on the ground will share the highlights from each day's events. Check back for updates! Day 7 The 13th WHC drew to a close at midday today, and this...

Edinburgh Harp Festival 2017

Edinburgh Harp Festival 2017

The Edinburgh Harp Festival happens this week beginning March 31 and continuing through April 5. The annual event has drawn Celtic harp players from around the world to Edinburgh since 1982 when John Hoare and Mike Stevens of Pilgrim Harps planned the first event to...

2017 Guide to Spring and Summer Festivals

2017 Guide to Spring and Summer Festivals

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...

Q and A with Kathy Kienzle

Q and A with Kathy Kienzle

Are you getting excited for the upcoming World Harp Congress in Hong Kong? Whether you're planning to attend in person or follow along vicariously with our updates on harpcolumn.com, we know you probably want to hear more about the harp world's biggest extravaganza!!...

Lyon & Healy launches “Harptacular”

Lyon & Healy launches “Harptacular”

Lyon & Healy Harps will host three weekend harp events throughout the U.S. this year as part of its new Harptacular series. "Harptacular will bring a unique learning, networking, and performance opportunity to cities across the country." says the company. The...

Registration Open for World Harp Congress in Hong Kong

Registration Open for World Harp Congress in Hong Kong

Registration is now open for the 13th World Harp Congress (WHC), which will take place July 7–13 in Hong Kong. This marks the first time the triennial event—which typically draws about 800 harpists from 50 countries—has been held in Asia. Events will take place at the...

There’s a new quartet in town

There’s a new quartet in town

Oct. 15 marks the inaugural performance of the Dallas Harp Quartet, whose powerhouse members include  (from left) Grace Browning (Dallas Opera), Emily Levin (Dallas Sympohny), Cheryl Losey Feder (Sarasota Orchestra), and Karen Abrahamson Thomas (Baylor University...

Dutch Harp Competition Results

Dutch Harp Competition Results

Update: Oct 16 Emmanuel Padilla Holguín has emerged as the First Prize winner in the 2016 Dutch Harp Competition. He also received the Audience Award, determined by ballot vote...

Dutch Harp Week

Dutch Harp Week

Next week in the Netherlands – October 12-16, 2016 – four of the country's major harp events are set to coincide in the city of Utrecht: the international Dutch Harp Competition, the Dutch Harp Festival, the Open Harp Day, and the Jazz Harp Academy. Dutch Harp...