Guide to Spring and Summer Festivals

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Spring and summer festival season will soon be upon us, so we’ve rounded up a list of the biggest and best harp events happening across the globe. From Tulsa, Okla. to Ancenis France, to Rio de Janeiro, something on this list is bound to appeal. Know about a festival we missed? Tell us, and be sure to post on our Harp Concert Calendar.

Beginning in the Middle

When: March 10 – March 13
More Info: Williamsburg, VA
More Info: Martha Gallagher, Robbin Gordon-Cartier, Kim Robertson, Anne Sullivan, Ela Szmyt
More Info: www.beginninginthemiddle.com

Cardiff Camac Harp Weekend

When: March 12 – March 13
Where: Cardiff, UK
Who: Elinor Bennett, Catrin Finch, Gwenan Gibbard, Meinir Heulyn, Gwellian Llyr, Eleanor Turner, Amanda Whiting with The Whiting on the Wall trio
More Info: www.camac-harps.com

Edinburgh International Harp Festival

When: April 1 – April 6
Where: Edinburgh, UK
Who: Park Stickney, Anne-Marie O’Farrell, Elinor Bennett, Robin Huw Bowen, Gwenan Gibbard, Meinir Heulyn, Bill Taylor, Heather Yule, Imogen Hay
More Info: harpfestival.co.uk

Wales Harp Festival

When: April 6 – April 7
Where: Caernarfon, Wales
Who: Eira Lynn Jones, Elinor Bennett, Morwen Blythin, Einir Wyn Hughes, Dylan Wyn Rowlands
More Info: www.walesharpfestival.co.uk

Harpes au Max

When: May 13 – May 15
Where: Ancenis, France
Who: Anneleen Lenaerts, Arnaud Roy, Deborah Henson-Conant, Eduardo Bentancourt, Elisa, Jouve, Harpo Melusine, Hexarpa, Marie-Claire Jamet, Leonard Jacome, Marcel Cara, Shelley Frost, Tasmanian Harp Ensemble
More Info: www.harpesaumax.com

The Harp Gathering

When: May 13 – May 15
Where: Archbold, Ohio
Who: Christa Grix, Louise Trotter, Diana Rowan, Angi Bemiss, Rhett Barnwell, Denise & Michael Grupp-Verbon
More Info: www.harpgathering.com

Harps Etc. International Harp Festival

When: May 26 – May 29
Where: Danville, CA
Who: Portia Diwa, Cheryl Ann Fulton, Barbary Grant, Stephan Haluska, Deborah Henson-Conant, Beth Kolle, Motoshi Kosako, Heidi Lehwalder, Mike Lewis, Lis Lynne, Loanna Mell, John Metras, Bonnie Mohr, Destiny Muhammad, Olga Rakitchenkov, Diana Rowan, Jessica Siegel, Diana Stork, Pacific Arts Trio
More Info: www.harpfestival.org

New Orleans Jazz and Pop Festival

When: June 17 – June 19
Where: Metairie, Louisiana
Who: Patrice Fisher, Brandee Younger, Addi + Jacq, Becca Babin, Rachel Van Voorhees, Luke Brechtelsbauer
More Info: www.neworleansjazzharp.com

American Harp Society National Conference

When: June 30 – July 3
Where: Atlanta, Georgia
Who: Ann Yeung, Naoko Yoshino, Remy van Kesteren, Elzbieta Szymt, Anne Sullivan, Park Stickney, Maria Luisa Rayan, Alredo Rolando Ortiz, Emily Mitchell, Susann McDonald, Bridget Kibbery, Jan Jennings, Lynne Aspnes, Nancy Allen
More Info: ahsconference.org

Brazilian Jazz Harp Immersion

When: July 5 – July 15
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Who: Cristina Braga, Carol Robbins, Felice Pomeranz, Ricardo Medeiros, Brenda Dor-Groot, Sabine Meyers
More Info: www.jazzharp.org

Midwest Harp Festival

When: July 17 – July 23
Where: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Who: Mary Bircher, Elizabeth Richter, Faye Seeman, Linda Barton Paul, Lorelei Kaiser Barton, Jaina Krueger
More Info: www.midwestharpfestival.org

Somerset Folk Harp Festival

When: July 21 – July 24
Where: Parsippany, NJ
Who: Maeve Gilchrist, Robbin Gordon-Cartier, Janet Harbison, Liza Jenson, Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, Kim Robertson, Sunita Staneslow, Carl Swanson
More Info: www.somersetharpfest.com

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