An example of a modern celtic harp - this is a Dusty Strings FH36S in cherry
The Madison Folk Harp Society (aka the Madharpers) 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.
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. All in-person gatherings are on hold until it is safe to do so again.
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.
Although the focus of this website is on folk/celtic harps, the resources and classified ads include pedal harps as well. All harpists welcome!
If you are new to the harp, please visit the Newbies page first for some helpful information, especially if you are considering buying an instrument.