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  • #110821
    Alan Zenreich
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    Lauren and I are leaving NJ at 6:00am tomorrow for Alexandria VA to attend part of the Harp Somerset Folk Harp festival.

    #110822
    Alan Zenreich
    Participant

    Lauren and I spent Friday and most of Saturday at the festival.

    This was our first face to face experience with the harp community, and it was a real pleasure.

    We enjoyed chatting with two folk from Harpcolumn… Jennifer and Jean.

    Lauren attended several beginner sessions ranging from introduction to the harp to goal setting to a yoga class.

    As a “companion” I attended sessions on gadgets for the harp, electrifying your harp, and one on the midi harp.

    #110823
    Jerusha Amado
    Participant

    <<I'm pleased to say, that we now have a newborn harp in our living room.

    #110824
    Alan Zenreich
    Participant

    I hope that your daughter has many happy years in her journey towards becoming a harpist!

    I hope not!

    #110825

    You had fun, didn’t you? It sure sounds it. CONGRATULATIONS on the new harp, harp case, stool, tuner and other good stuff. What an exciting time for Lauren! I love those harp cases with the wheels that slip into the case. I wish all harp cases had that. It’s really nice. How much does the Dreamweaver weigh? And totally cool on the lever installation right then and there. It always amazes me what luthiers can do so quickly and so well. I was hoping the Dreamweavers would be at the AHS conference so I could try one. They intrigue me with the curved soundbox. But, alas, they were not there.

    Briggsie

    #110826
    Jerusha Amado
    Participant

    Sorry!

    #110827
    Alan Zenreich
    Participant

    Briggsie,

    Yes, I had a great time.

    #110828

    Very cool on the weight. Once again, congrats on your new harp. I posted on here recently that I acquired a new Webster Cecelia at the AHS Conference. It’s just nice having another harp in the house — another good harp. 🙂

    Briggsie

    #110829
    unknown-user
    Participant

    Anyone else buy anything yummy? How about the Harp Tastings? Any surprises there? I sure do hope I can go next year!

    #110830
    Alan Zenreich
    Participant

    Lauren and I sat in for the large harp tasting.

    #110831

    Alan, I played the Storm King at Timothy’s booth at the AHS Conference. It was beyond awesome. What a marvelous harp. Did you see Timothy’s other harps there? His flutes?

    Briggsie

    #110832
    Jerusha Amado
    Participant

    Alan,

    I’ve noodled on a Merlin here in town, and my quick impression was that it had an enchanting voice and a wonderful feel as far as tension is concerned, a little lighter/more comfortable

    #110833
    unknown-user
    Participant

    Hi Alan and other friends,

    I haven’t posted much here but I had a grand time at the festival too.

    #110834
    barbara-brundage
    Participant

    > Pamela Bruner played a very difficult piece (LOTS of lever changes) and got a standing ovation

    Anyone remember what this was? I’m curious.

    #110835
    Alan Zenreich
    Participant

    Briggsie,

    Timothy apparently now makes only two models, the Storm King 40 and the Llyr 36.

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