Guide to Fall Festivals


Just when we think we’ve heard about everything going on in the harp world, up pops another festival we didn’t know about. Maybe you haven’t heard about them either. Enter our handy guide to what’s going on around the world of harp this fall. Best of all, most of these events don’t conflict so if you’ve got a globe-trotting inclination, you could attend them all. Know about a festival we missed? Tell us, and be sure to post on our Harp Concert Calendar.

International Festival of Harp Suoni d’Arpa (Sounds of the Harp)

When: August 29–September 3
Where: Cuneo, Italy
Who: Gabriella Dall’oliio; Dearbhail Finnegan, Park Stickney; Vincenzo Zitello; Tijasha Gafner; Aemme Duo; Raoul Moretti

Harpfest Singapore

When: September 4–6
Where: Singapore
Who: Catrin Finch; Shannon Chieh; Jakez Francois; Heidi Awuy; Katryna Tan
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Boston Harp Festival

When: September 25–27
Where: Boston, Mass.
Who: Deenna Cirielli; Ina Zdorovetchi; Maeve Gilchrist; Felice Pomeranz; Carl Swason; Rachael Galbraith; Deborah Henson-Conant; Pia Salvia; students of The Boston Conservatory
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Harper’s Escape

When: October 2–4
Where: New Brunswick, N.J.
Who: Kathy DeAngelo; Debbie Brewin-Wilson; William Jackson; Eileen Ganno; Grainne Hambly
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Northern Lights Harp Festival

When: October 2–4
Where: Cornwall, Ontario
Who: Poppy Desclouds; Martha Gallagher; Gisèle & Robin; Michelle Gott; Timothy Harper; Ray Pool; Diana Rowan; Dee Sweeney; Harper Tasche

Harp on Wight

When: October 6–11
Where: Isle of Wight, U.K.
Who: Marije Vijelaar: Mike Parker, Zita Silva; Clara Garde; Seckou Keita; Keziah Thomas; Ben Creighton Griffiths; Kim Robertson; Christina Tourin
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Festival Camac Nancy

When: October 16–18
Where: Nancy, France
Who: Mai Fukui: Isabelle Moretti; Kim Robertson; Elinor Bennett; Rossitza Milevska; Hélène Breschand

Southeastern Harp Weekend

When: October 23–25
Where: Asheville, N.C.
Who: Máire Ní Chathasaigh; Kim Robertson; Deborah Henson-Conant; Emily MItchell; Ray Pool; Nicolas Carter; Lorinda Jones; Joanna Mell; Mike Williams; Kim Johnson; Glenn Hill; Sharon Thormahlen

Princeton Harp Festival

When: November 6–8
Where: Princeton, N.J.
Who: Fracois Pernel; Sylvain Blassel; Addi & Jacq; Noa Kageyama; Megan Landfair; Diana Dunnavant; Helen Leitner
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