Welcome to The Harp Gathering, Folk Harp Festival
at the Sauder Village - Heritage Inn, Archbold Ohio!

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Thursday Special Workshop "Are You Listening?"
With Denise Grupp-Verbon

7:00 pm

Pizza Party

8:00 pm

Harp Circle

 

Friday, May 19, 2017

10:00 am

Open Registration

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lobby Entertainment

  • 10:00 - 10:25: Carol Kappus
  • 10:30 - 10:55: Karen Poulakos
  • 11:00 - 11:25: Susie Kunkle
  • 11:30 - 11:55: Jo Lynn Rhodes

12:00 pm

Optional Box Lunch Pick up

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Workshop I

  • With Harp and Voice - Cass Jendzurski
  • You've Got Rhythm - Frank Voltz
  • Three Beautiful Tunes for Beginners - Harper Tasche
  • Beautiful Tunes from Scotland - Carol Kappus

2:00 pm

Vendor Hall opens

3:30 - 5 pm

Workshop II

  • Intro to Irish Ornamentation - Aislinn Gagliardi
  • Comfort Chords - Sharon Thormahlen
  • Damp It All! - Kim Robertson
  • Ins and Outs: Double-Strung Arranging with Intros & Interludes - Cynthia Shelhart

5:30 pm

Vendor Hall Closes

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Dinner Available

6:00 - 7:00 pm Reading and book signing with Diane Michaels, author of "Ellen the Harpist" Copies of Ellen's book will also be for sale! Open to all.

7:30 pm

Concert - Tapestry and Frank Voltz

After opening concert

Opening Reception in the Vendor Hall
Sponsored by: Lynda Kuckenbrod of Therapy Harp Training Program (www.therapyharp.com)

10:15 - Midnight

Jam Session

 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

8:00 am

Open Registration

8:45 am - 9:45 am

Ensemble Rehearsal - Directed by Frank Voltz

9:00 am

Vendor Hall Opens

10:15 - 11:45 am

Workshop III

  • The Live & Music of Turlough O'Carolan - Aislinn Gagliardi
  • Music Theory & Modes - Harper Tasche
  • Geography of the Harp - Frank Voltz
  • Double the Rows, Double the Fun - Cynthia Shelhart

11:45 - 12:30 pm

Lunch available

12:15 pm

Harp Tasting

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Workshop IV

  • Finger Puzzles and Shapes for the Harp - Denise Grupp-Verbon
  • Beauty Tunes - Kim Robertson
  • I Love It Loud - Michael Grupp-Verbon
  • Elements of Arranging - Sharon Thormahlen

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Workshop V

  • Technique Tune-Up - Denise Grupp-Verbon
  • Finding the "Lift" in an Irish Dance Tune - Aislinn Gagliardi
  • Jazz Techniques - Frank Voltz
  • Sing with Your Strings - Cynthia Shelhart

5:00 pm

Vendor Hall Closes

5:15 - 5:45 pm

Ensemble Rehearsal

5:45 - 7:00 pm

Dinner

7:30 pm

Concert -Sharon & Dave Thormahlen, Harper Tasche,
Kim Robertson

After concert Reception in the Vendor Hall
Sponsored by: David Woodworth of Heartland Harps
(www.heartlandharps.com)

10:15 - Midnight

Jam Session

 

 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

8:00 - 8:30 am

Sunday Morning Devotions with Jo Lynn Rhodes

"Practice Makes Perfect?"

8:30 am

Vendor Hall Opens

9:00 - 10:30 am

Workshop VI

  • Harp from the Heart - Harp 101 - Cass Jendzurski
  • Harp Maintenance - Dave Thormahlen
  • Musicality 101 - Kim Robertson
  • Performing In Public - Harper Tasche

11:00 am

Vendor Hall Closes

11:30 am

Closing Concert - Harp Ensemble Experience - Directed by Frank Voltz, Aislinn Gagliardi