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Festival Dates...
May 17, 2018 Optional Extra Day
May 18-20, 2018 Regular Festival

The Harp Gathering, Folk Harp Festival
2018 Performer/Instructors!!!

Tip of the Week...

Check in weekly for tips and tricks from the pros!

After you've worked up a piece for performance, keep it in your active repertoire by playing it periodically.  One easy system for this is to write some details of each piece on a 3x5" or similar card -- title, composer or trad source, arranger, key/mode (with lever settings if that's easier, but always include the key signature so you can play your piece on an unfamiliar harp if needed), overall speed (including metronome marking if appropriate), reference to book/page number if you're using a score, etc. 
If you are playing without written music, give yourself a reminder how the melody begins (using ABC notation or whatever works for you).  Shuffle your repertoire cards, and each time you practice a piece, write the date on your note card and put it at the bottom of the stack.  When you get to the bottom, shuffle everything and start over.

-Harper Tasche



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Another Tip of the Week...

I know, I'm working on my timing but as they say..."Better late than never!" A new Tip of the Week is posted, great words of wisdom from Harper Tasche.

Also, have a look at Frank Voltz's updated bio on the Instructor/Talent page, a very impressive read!

Finally, Joy Slavens from Expressions of Joy will be joining us in 2018 as a vendor.

More to come so stay tuned!

As always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!!!



Ok, so Denise and Kim are giving me the blues...!!!

I know it's been a while since I last posted...very heavy sigh!!!

So, here are a few updates and I'll try to do better about being more timely.

First, A new "Tip of the Week" (I know, I says "Week!"). Check out what Dr. Diana Rowan has to say about practice!

Next, we have our Friday lobby performers posted on the Schedule page so do peruse at your leisure!

And finally, there are new teachers posted on the Harp Teacher Finder page, so if you are in the market for a local instructor or perhaps an on-line instructor, have a look as there are many to choose from!

More to come soon (REALLY!!!) and as always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!!!



Performer Bios Posted and More...

Well. first of all, all of us at Harp Gathering H.Q. hope that all of you Harp Gatherlings are having a great summer! Believe it or not, we have been hard at work, this summer, planning for the 2018 Harp Gathering. It may not look like it, at first blush, but we are laying the foundation for another super fun weekend of workshops, performances, yummy food and camaraderie.

We have posted bios of some of our 2018 performers so check 'em out on the Performer Page! Also, we are pleased to announce that Cass Jendzurski has agreed to come back and give some more of her insightful workshops. And while we are on the subject of return artists, we were informed that Harper Tasche's music theory and modes workshop was very popular and that students couldn't get enough of modes. With that being said, Harper has agreed to finish the job and devote an entire workshop to the subject of modes, so if you're interested in taking your playing to the next level and spicing it up with Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian you won't want to miss Harper's follow-up workshop! WooHoo!!!!!!

Next, our Tip of the Week is now posted and ready for your perusal!

Finally, we are also working on a top secret project and as we have more details we might let all of you Harp Gatherlings in on it...but not just yet!!! Hmmmm...what could it be??? : )

Be sure to check back soon and as always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!!!



Thanks for a Great 10th Anniversary!!!

Something to remember our wonderful time together this year! Keep checking back and more to come soon.

As always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!!!