CANCELLED (will be rescheduled, date TBD)
Irish Harp Workshops with Hannah Flowers

In the meantime, check out the free concerts, workshops (with handouts), and chances to play along with the 2020 Virtual Edinburgh Harp Festival.  Also, Caird na Cruite has a few workshops and concerns online on Youtube and their Facebook page.

The Somerset Harp Festival is online this summer; you can still sign up as videos will be available through the end of 2020. The Ohio Harp Gathering is cancelled for this year, as has IrishFest in Milwaukee, but IrishFest Summer School is online and Kim Robertson is teaching a class August 8, linked here.

Please explore this website and let us know if we can answer any additional questions.  Here's what you'll find on this site:
News and Events - our local harp circle gatherings, and workshops, concerts, and conferences throughout the US
Harp Classifieds - classified ads from local sellers as well as links to national listings
Harpers/Teachers - your place to go if you're looking for a harp teacher or a harpist for your next special event
Other Harp Sites - our miscellaneous page has information on how you can subscribe to harp publications, find free sheet music on the web, buy music and new harps both locally and online, and join online harp discussion groups

Question? Want to learn more?  Please call Rachel at 608-663-2912 or email for more information.There are harp vendors, teachers, and performers ready to help you find a harp and learn to play it or bring harp music to a special event!

Harp Retreat in Wisconsin Summer 2020
Start planning now. The next harp retreat with Sunita Staneslow and Kim Robertson is July 30 - August 2, 2020 in West Bend, WI. Check out the Harps in the Glen site.
Also, IrishFest LaCrosse and IrishFest (Milwaukee) are in August and both feature harpers, and there are associated harp workshops!

Find out more on our Events page!

A Little About Us
The Madison Folk Harp Society promotes the performance and study of the folk harp for music lovers of all ages and all skill levels. The group focuses on social and educational gatherings and serves as a source of information about harp groups and activities.

Bimonthly harp circles are the primary group activity throughout the year. Informal gatherings and 'no-harp-circles' (social get-togethers) supplement educational workshops designed to improve our members' music skills.

For information about activities, or to find out how you can try out a harp or get started on your harp journey, you can send email here.

How We Got Started
The Madison Folk Harp Society grew out of the plaython parties Rolliana ("Rollie") Scheckler initiated in 1991. MadHarpers is now the common effort of interested volunteers in the Madison folk harp community. New members are always welcome and all harpers are encouraged to get involved.