News and Events

CANCELLED - Harp Workshops with Hannah Flowers on Saturday, March 21, 2020

Registration is now open for the August 2020 Harp Retreat in West Bend, WI with Kim Robertson and Sunita Staneslow

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).

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)
Four pieces/arrangments by Scottish Harpist Rachel Hair from this site (click below for each file):
Arrane ny Niee - Traditional, arr. Rachel Hair
Auldyn River - Composed by Paul Cringle, arr. Rachel Hair
Flitter Dance - Traditional, arr. Rachel Hair
Hop-tu-Naa - Traditional, arr. Rachel Hair
Ruff Raggae - by Ben Creighton Griffiths, as part of the JaNEWary2019 challenge (video available - see Day 21 of challenge)
Funky Blues - by Ben Creighton Griffiths, as part of the JaNEWary 2018 challenge (video available - see Day 30 of challenge)

Upcoming harp events

In Wisconsin
Harps in the Glen (*Online only this year, usually in West Bend, WI), July 30-Aug 2, 2020 (optional additional days on July 29-30), a Retreat with Kim Robertson and Sunita Staneslow.  Register here (make sure you select the 2020 dates in the dropdown).

---Also see the list from the ISFHC