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Festival Dates...
May 18, 2017 Optional Extra Day
May 19-21, 2017 Regular Festival

The Harp Gathering, Folk Harp Festival
2017 Performer/Instructors!!!

Tip of the Week...

Check in weekly for tips and tricks from the pros!

Tip: Keep a nail clipper and nail file in a small cloth pouch and store it in a pocket of your harp case. This will keep it easy to find at a moment's notice, and you'll never have to worry again about forgetting to shorten your nails before a lesson or a gig!

-Aislinn Gagliardi

Tip: DYNAMICS are an important part of music but sometimes overlooked by harpists. To follow the natural "physics" of dynamics, a general rule is when the melody goes up in pitch, make a crescendo and when the pitch goes lower make a decrescendo.  This happens naturally for bowed and wind instruments, including voice, because it takes more lung power or bow pressure to play the higher notes.  A great exercise is to sing or even hum along with the melody and follow the dynamic phrasing of your voice.

-Kim Robertson

 

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Instructor Workshop Introduction

Lynda Kuckenbrod
"Release the Butterflies!"

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1/6/17

Let's Have A Prize Drawing Because It's Incredibly Fun To Do -Woo Hoo!!!!!

Roland Prize drawing at the 10th anniversary of the Harp Gathering at the Sauder Village, Heritage Inn, May 2017Here is a super cool offer...

The Harp Gathering will be giving away this most excellent Roland CUBE Street amp as special prize drawing to be held at the 10th Anniversary of The Harp Gathering in 2017.

All you have to do is get your full harpist registration sent to us, postmarked by January 31, 2017 to be entered. It's that easy! What could be better, $100 off the on-site registration and a chance to win a Roland CUBE Street (Denise loves hers!!!)!!!

Now, for the details...

The Ultimate Amp for Traveling Harpists

For harpists who are on the move, the Roland CUBE Street is the amp for you. Whether you’re running to a rehearsal, lesson, wedding, reception, or any gig which requires portability & versatility, the Roland CUBE Street is a battery/AC-powered gem that’s ready to travel fast. The CUBE Street sounds awesome and is capable of high-volume output thanks to dual digital power amps and a pair of high-performance speakers.

Features of the Roland CUBE Street Portable Amplifier:

  • Beautiful Black Cabinet
  • Compact, lightweight, and portable with a slanted cabinet design
  • 2 high-performance 6.5" neodymium speakers
  • Just 6 AA batteries provide up to 15 hours of use; AC adapter included
  • Harp/Guitar/instrument and mic/line inputs for simultaneous 2-channel use
  • 8 COSM amp models, effects, EQ, and built-in tuner

Well, that's it for now. More to come and as always, we look forward to seeing you at the 10th Anniversary of The Harp Gathering!

 

12/31/16

WOW lots of new updates, Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!...

Ok...where to begin...?!?!

Well, for starters, we hope all of you Harp Gatherlings had wonderful holidays!

There are new "Tips of the Week" posted above so do have a gander. Also, we are starting to post Instructor workshop introduction videos, again, just above the blog postings. We will be posting new ones as we receive them from the instructors so be sure to check back every now and then!

Oh...Oh...we have a crap-load of workshop titles and descriptions posted on the Workshops page so be sure to check them out. There are a lot of great subjects to choose from and more to come as well...WooHoo!!!

We would like to welcome Carol Kappus to our instructor crew. Carol was kind enough to step in for Richard Ash and help out with a great workshop about learning Scottish tunes. Also, yours truly is dusting off a workshop on sound reinforcement for those of you who would like to know more about amplification techniques.

Next, we have posted a few more teachers to the Harp Teacher Finder page, so if you need to locate a teacher have a look there as we are always adding more.

We are working on our 2017 vendors and they will be posted very soon. Also, we are happy to announce that we are currently, well, beyond our registrations from this time last year, so be sure to get your registration sent in ASAP and don't miss out on being a part of our 10th anniversary celebration! You really do want to come because we are super cool people to hang out with!!!! : )

While I'm talking, don't forget to also make your reservations at the Sauder Village, Heritage Inn as our block of rooms are filling up quick! For room reservations call (800) 590-9755 or (419) 445-6408 and let them know you're with the Harp Gathering - Booking ID# 6571. Please don't try to reserve online as you won't be able to get the special Harp Gathering room rates.

More to come soon...as always, we look forward to seeing you at the 10th Anniversary of the Harp Gathering!

 

12/13/16

Instructor Change...

Just an FYI to all of you Harp Gatherlings...

Richard Ash from Folkcraft Instruments will not be able to join us in 2017 due to personal matters that can't be avoided. However, Richard has assured us that he will be back in 2018, so until then, we wish Richard the best and look forward to having him join us then.

Be on the lookout for a suitable replacement for Richard and we will have some super fun stuff coming up really soon!

That's it for now...as always, we look forward to seeing you at the 10th Anniversary of the Harp Gathering!

 

10/12/16

New Tips and The 2017 Registration Forms Are Now Posted!!!

A quick note to let all of you eager Harp Gatherlings know that the 2017 registration forms are now posted and ready for you to register for our 10th Anniversary Harp Gathering (sure to be an absolute blast...as always!!!).

Also, new Tips of the Week are posted and awaiting your perusal!

Don't forget to make your reservations at the Sauder Village, Heritage Inn as our block of rooms are filling up quick! For room reservations call (800) 590-9755 or (419) 445-6408 and let them know you're with the Harp Gathering - Booking ID# 6571.

Finally, Denise's Thursday night workshop is entitled "Are You Listening?" Sounds like another great workshop along with the tradtional pizza party and harp circle...what a great way to kick off our 10th Anniversary so do be sure to come because we are always SUPER FUN - HeeHeeHee!!!!

That's it for now...as always, we look forward to seeing you at the 10th Anniversary of the Harp Gathering!

 

9/28/16

New Tips for all of you Harp Gatherlings!!!

OK, so there are 2 new "Tips of the Week," posted above, for all of you faithful Harp Gatherlings.

Also, we have been getting asked, a lot earlier then usual, about when the registration forms for the 10th Anniversary Harp Gathering, in 2017, are going to be available. The quick answer is...we are working on them now and they should be ready by sometime next week. In the meantime however... Do reserve your room at the Sauder Village, Heritage Inn as soon as possible... I have been informed that rooms are booking fast (We almost booked every room at the Heritage Inn this past year - WooHoo!!!). For room reservations call (800) 590-9755 or (419) 445-6408 and let them know you're with the Harp Gathering - Booking ID# 6571. Room rates are economically priced: Standard $102.00 per night (plus tax) / Deluxe $124.00 (plus tax) and both are just beautiful, for any of you Harp Gatherlings that haven't attended before (and they're still as beautiful for all of you who have attended - HeeHee)! In addition to those gorgeous rooms, you can swim in the crystal clear indoor pool, hang out in the game room or take a stoll through the historic Sauder Village with reduced tickets specially priced for Harp Gathering registrants and their companions!

Well, that's about it for now and as always, we look forward to seeing you at the 10th Anniversary of the Harp Gathering!

 

9/8/16

At last some New Tips and Even More New Teacher Listings!!!

Well, I do apologize for my tardiness in getting some new tips and tricks posted (I got in trouble from the bosses Denise and Kim...very Heavy Sigh and sad face!!!).

Also, check out or Harp Teacher Finder page as I've also posted a couple new listings and the Concerts page is updated with our performers and the night they will be performing...WooHoo!!!

That's all for now and as always, we look forward to seeing you at the 10th Anniversary of the Harp Gathering!

 

8/13/16

More New Tips and Many More New Teacher Listings!!!

New "Tips of the Week" posted at the top of this page and many new harp teacher listings on our Harp Teacher Finder page.

Keep checking back lots because there is always more to come...WooHoo!!!

We look forward to seeing you at the 10th (yes, I did say 10th!!!) Anniversary of the Harp Gathering!

 

8/7/16

New Tips and New Teacher Listings!!!

A quick note to let all of you Harp Gatherlings know that there are new "Tips of the Week" up and we have added some new harp teacher listings on our Harp Teacher Finder page.

Keep checking back as we will be adding more all the time!

We look forward to seeing you at the 10th Anniversary of the Harp Gathering!

 

7/9/16

Thanks For The Memories....Now on to Harp Gathering 2017!!!

On to making plans for the 10th anniversary Harp Gathering in 2017 but for now, here are some highlights of the 2016 Harp Gathering...enjoy!!!

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

 

6/30/16

Getting Started on Harp Gathering 2017, our 10th Anniversary - WooHoo!!!

So, we had an absolutely fantastic Harp Gathering this year (2016)! We got lots of great feedback from everyone and we are so pleased that all of you had such a wonderful time, it makes it worth the effort!!!

Everyone here at Harp Gathering H.Q. are back at it, hard at work, to plan for an extra special 10th Anniversary Harp Gathering in 2017. Can you believe it...and we are only 321 days away as of this writing!!!

The 2017 Harp Gathering performers are Richard Ash, Aislinn Gagliardi, Lynda Kuckenbrod, Kim Robertson, Cynthia Shelhart, Tapestry (Denise & Michael Grupp-Verbon, yours truly!), Harper Tasche, Sharon & Dave Thormahlen, and Mr. Frank Voltz. Be sure to check out the Instructor/Talent page for Bio information as all of these instructors and performers are all top shelf talent!!!

We will be doing lots of updating on the website so keep checking back often to stay informed about what we are up to.

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