A Sampling of Online Events and Workshops
The Harp Gathering festival is still planned for May 2021 (exact plans TBD), but they have a few free workshops on their main website and they continue to add more The Somerset Harp Festival is online for 2021 (July 22-25) with the option to view all concerts and worshops afterwards. Harps in the Glen Retreat with Sunita Staneslow and Kim Robertson July 29 - August 1. Online and in-person. Additional details here. Caird na Cruite has a few workshops and concerts online on Youtube and their Facebook page.
Amelia Romano is offering a series of tutorials (with supporting handouts) to re-energize your harp playing: Contact Amelia by email for more information. Cost is $25/class or $100 for all 5 classes. Please check out the free overview video. Each tutorial video includes accompanying worksheet with transcriptions, exercises, and instructions for easy learning.
#1 Revamping your bass line: A dozen bass line variations to spice up your next arrangement
#2 Introducing bass line syncopating: four syncopated left hand rhythms to challenge your right brain
#3 Techniques to experiment with timbre: eight techniques to create unique timbre
#4 Playing in odd meters: four steps to playing odd meters with comfort
#5 Improvisation: seven tools to improvise with freedom
Maeve Gilchrist hosts free biweekly Harp Talk sessions where she discusses some aspect of playing or musicality. Sheet music available for a fee. Find previous sessiona and links to upcoming events (on Youtube) on her Harp Talk page. *Please visit the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsman and Harpcolumn sites for additional resources/events.