News and Events
Hear the wire-strung Gaelic harp at a free concert!  
Jeff Pocket performers at Sun Prairie Library at 6 PM on Dec. 5, 2018
You can hear samples of Jeff's music here



Visitors are welcome to all harp circles.  For workshops, everyone present should pay the fee unless they are accompanying a child.  If you have questions about the group or want to learn more about harping in Madison or what a harp circle is, please contact Rachel (608-663-2912).

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Music swap - have any music you're no longer playing? Bring it to the next harp circle, put a sticky note with your name and how much you'd like for the music, and see if it finds a new home!


Harp Circle Music
A Fig for a Kiss (two version, the first shows how you can use the left hand to grab the marked notes to make playing the tune easier and help you increase your speed).
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore (Jennifer Pratt-Walter)
Trippin' Up the Stairs (you have to "purchase" it, but it's a free download)
Minuet in G Major (Christian Petzold, previously thought of as a composition by J. S. Bach)
Flight of the Mountain Blue Bird (harp trio by Janet Lanier, and there is also a link at the bottom to a duet version)

Upcoming harp events

Conferences
In Wisconsin
IrishFest LaCrosse (La Crosse, WI), August 10-12, 2018.
IrishFest Summer School in Milwaukee, Week of Aug. 13, 2018. Teachers/classes to be announced.
IrishFest (Milwaukee, WI), August 16-19, 2018.  One of the biggest irish festivals in the country, with a dedicated harp tent!
Harps in the Glen (West Bend, WI), August 23-26, 2018, a Retreat with Kim Robertson and Sunita Staneslow.

---Also see the list from the ISFHC

Beginning in the Middle (Williamsburg, VA), March 1-4, 2018.  Focus on adult beginner-intermdiate players.  2018 instructors are Lynne Aspnes, Robbin Gordon-Cartier, Deborah Hanson-Conant, Kim Robertson, and Frank Voltz.
Virtual Harp Summit 4 (free!), April 19-26, 2018 (dates updated).  Videos are available live and are free for a short time after that.
The Harp Gathering (Sauder Village, OH), May 17-20, 2018.  Another great festival for lever harp. The 2018 instructors are Harper Tasche, Frank Voltz, Nicolas Carter, Martha Gallagher, Cass Jendzurski, Diana Rowan, Denise Grubb-Verbon, and more!
Somerset Harp Festival (Parsipanny, NJ), July 19-22, 2018. One of the largest harp festivals for lever harp. Workshop and instructors will be posted in January 2018.
Colarado's Spanish Peaks Celtic Music Festival, Sep. 27-30, 2018. Instructors to be announced.