Guide to Summer 2018 Festivals


If you’re looking for ways to stay motivated through the summer, we’ve got you covered. Look below for some of the best festivals this summer to keep you plugged in, and don’t forget to check out our calendar for more events happening in 2018.

Lyon & Healy Summer Concert Series

When: June 6 – June 9
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Who: Lavinia Meijer, Brandee Younger, Emmanuel Ceysson, and Katherine Siochi
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6th Camac Harp Days

When: July 15 – July 17
Where: Danderyd, Sweden
Who: Sylvain Blassel and François Pernel
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Historical Harp Society Conference & Workshop

When: June 24 – June 25
Where: Queens, New York
Who: Mara Galassi, David Brown, Samuel Milligan, and others
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American Harp Society National Conference

When: June 27 – June 30
Where: Redlands, California
Who: Emmanuel Ceysson, Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, Abigail Kent, Baltazar Juárez, and many others
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Friends of the Harp

When: July 1 – July 6
Where: Co Louth, Ireland
Who: Cormac de Barra, Gráinne Hambley, Máire Ní Dhubhghaill, Deirdre Granville, and others
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Swannanoa Gathering

When: July 8 – July 14
Where: Asheville, North Carolina
Who: Gráinne Hambly and William Jackson
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Midwest Harp Festival

When: July 15 – July 21
Where: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Who: Mary Bircher, Elizabeth Richter, Faye Seeman, Tammy Wilcox, Frank Voltz
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Somerset Folk Harp Festival

When: July 19 – July 22
Where: Parsippany, New Jersey
Who: Sam Milligan, Sunita Staneslow, Nikolaz Cadoret, Rhett Barnwell, Gráinne Hambly, and others
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Summer Harp Academy

When: July 24 – July 31
Where: Sofia, Bulgaria
Who: Rita Costanzi, Tomina Parvanova, Katerina Kitsou
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O’Carolan Harp Festival

When: Aug. 3 – Aug. 6
Where: Roscommon, Ireland
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Harfenfest Luzern

When: Sept. 7 – Aug. 9
Where: Lucerne, Switzerland
Who: Anne Bassand, Sylvain Blassel, Céline Gay, Lindsay Buffington, and François Pernel
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