Calendar

Welcome to our calendar!  Here you will find events of harp interest throughout the Pacific Northwest. (As submissions come from so many different sources, the Puget Sound Folk Harp Society cannot guarantee the accuracy of every detail; please check with the contact person when listed if you have questions or concerns about the event.) If you would like your harp event to be listed here, please contact info@reigningharps.com  for submission guidelines.

MAY 2024

May 3 Ashland OR. Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter in House Concert; e-mail Lisa@LisaLynne.com for info and ticketing.

May 9 Kirkland WA. Attention: a new time and place for this month’s meeting of the Eastside Harp Circle! We will gather at 10:00am at the Kirkland Library located at 308 Kirkland Ave. in downtown Kirkland. Zoom and “live” circle will begin promptly at 10:30am and will end right at 12:30pm. (It’s the only library and time available for us on the 2nd Thursday in May!) We will NOT have a break, other than a 5-minute stretch, so those attending “live” may want to walk to one of Kirkland’s many eateries afterward for lunch. Questions? Contact Anna Jenkins at peaceharp@hotmail.com.

May 9 Corvallis OR. Thormahlen Harps presents Rachel Hair, Scottish Harpist, in Workshop and Concert. On their first visit to the West Coast, Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy with an exquisite mix of Scottish traditional music, embracing the rich cultural tradition of Scotland, and charming audiences as they go. Rachel Hair harp workshop: Scottish tunes, 1:30-3:30 pm, $25. Rachel shares some of her favorite tunes from Scotland and the Isle of Man, teaching the melodies by ear, describing them as she goes along before looking at possible left-hand accompaniment. Sheet music will also be provided. Concert begins at 7 pm and costs $20 per person. RSVP to harps@thorharp.com for reservations and address.

May 10 Olympia WA. Rachel Hair harp workshop in Olympia on Friday, May 10. The workshop will start at 6:30 pm. There is room for more to join; contact Dan ASAP at dan.bolton24@gmail.com for more information and to register. Cost will be $40.

May 10 Vancouver BC. Triskellion (Rebecca Blair (harp), Michelle Carlisle (flute/voice) and Rosie Carver (fiddle)) will be performing at Musical Friends Coffeehouse (3502 Fraser Street, Vancouver) on Friday, May 10, 2024 at 7:30 pm Entry by donation, info: 604-874-1256.

May 10 Eugene OR. Irish harp expert Maire ni Chathasaigh and guitarist Chris Newman in Concert, Turning Tides Concerts. For more info see https://maireandchris.com/shows2024.html.

May 11 Seattle WA. Dusty Strings presents Rachel Hair Workshop: Simply Scottish Harp. $60.00. Saturday, May 11, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. In-Person at Dusty Strings Music Shop, 3406 Fremont Ave N. Registration and Refund Deadline: Thursday, May 9. Scottish music sounds spectacular on harp, and there are many tunes that are dearly loved throughout the world. Renowned Scottish harpist Rachel Hair will teach you some of these tunes, including melody and left hand accompaniment, as well as the stories and history behind the music. For beginner to advanced beginner harp players. Please bring your harp or call ahead to reserve one. Rachel teaches by ear and can also provide sheet music for those who wish to use it. You can also bring a recording device. For more info or to register see: https://store.dustystrings.com/c-2342-group-classes-sku.aspx.

May 11 Port Townsend WA. Irish harp expert Maire ni Chathasaigh and guitarist Chris Newman in Concert, Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St. Port Townsend WA 98368. Start time: 7 pm. For more info see https://maireandchris.com/shows2024.html.

May 12 Anacortes WA. Irish harp expert Maire ni Chathasaigh and guitarist Chris Newman in Concert. For more info see https://maireandchris.com/shows2024.html.

May 18 Portland OR. Meeting Third Saturdays: Harps at Artichoke, 2007 SE Powell Blvd., Portland OR. 12-1:30 pm. Play-along tune book on site, solos most welcome. Come enjoy harp company in Artichoke’s cozy cafe, a fabulous community music making space, led by established harpist Tracey Rose Brown. $5-10 facility fees. For more info contact Tracey at Tbharpsong@gmail.com.

May 18 Mountlake Terrace WA. NOTE DATE CHANGE! The Third Sunday Harp Circle normally meets Third Sundays at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 2 to 4:30 pm, but this time will be meeting on the Third Saturday! We’ll be in the small meeting room, same time as usual. Friendly and relaxed group, all styles and ability levels of harping welcome, solo playing is encouraged but never required. For more information or to be on the reminder list, contact Diane at mdianem@seanet.com.

May 18 Dallas OR. Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter in Concert. Public Library, 6:00PM.

May 18 Seattle WA. Seattle Folklore Society present Larry & Joe, a wonderful fusion of Venezuelan and Appalachian folk music on harp, banjo, cuatro, fiddle, maracas, guitar, upright bass, musical inheritances and traditions. 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave North. Buy tickets online: https://knct.club/3TGfgUM.

May 23-25 Seattle WA. The Dusty Strings showroom in Fremont will host a Spring Sale May 23-25. Select instruments from nearly every category on sale, including guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, hammered dulcimers, and notably, sale pricing on select harps. That will also include all factory 2nd harps, which makes it a great opportunity for someone buy their first harp, or upgrade from a student model. Limited to inventory on hand.

May 24 Vancouver WA. Vancouver WA/Portland OR area harp circle meets the fourth Friday of every month at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave in Vancouver WA. Group tunes, individual tunes and/or songs, creative expression, and a great time! Welcome to all ability levels, from 10 am-12 pm Pacific Time. For more info and to confirm date and time, contact Donita at donita_andrews@yahoo.com.

May 25 Tumwater WA. The Olympia area harp circle meets the fourth Saturday of every month at the Tumwater Timberlake Library, 1-3 pm. For more info and to confirm date and time, contact Jean at jeanmstewart@comcast.net.

May 26 Seattle WA. At Folklife Festival at the Seattle Center: Monica Schley presents Songs of Hildegard von Bingen, solo harp concert, at The Rotunda at 11-11:45 am. And also Songs of Hildegard von Bingen, workshop, at The Vera Project at 1:30-2:15 pm.

May 31 Battle Ground WA. Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter in concert, 7:00 PM. Benefitting Columbia Kids Preschool and Sprouting Seeds (see sproutingseedsbg.com). United Methodist Church, 10300 NE 199th Street. Tickets $25/$15, Kids 5 and under FREE.

JUNE 2024

Jun 1 Bellevue WA. The Greater Seattle Chapter of the AHS is hosting a Random Acts of Harping event. All lever harps welcome! Date: Saturday June 1, 2024. Time: 11am to 1pm. Place: The wonderful, inspiring, Bellevue Botanical Gardens, at the Tateuchi Viewing Pavilion. 12001 Main St., Bellevue, WA 98005. Parking is free. Admission is free. This is an absolutely gorgeous little spot in the gardens, with a wood floor (covered in case of rain), open on three sides. The platform is tucked away in a semi-wooded space, just steps away from a little café, clean bathrooms, and many lovely walks. Bring your harp, or play one of ours. We will play in casual order, whatever you feel like playing. Children welcome. No alcohol. No amplification. Family friendly content only please. “The main purpose and goal of Random Acts of Harping is for harpers and harpists of ALL abilities and ages to take their harps out into public and just play – to share the beauty of the harp and its music with the general public.” For more information contact Cynthia Kuni at crkuni@hotmail.com.

Jun 1 Coyle WA. Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter in Concert; Coyle Concerts in the Woods, 3:00PM. See https://coyleconcerts.com/upcomingshows/.

Jun 2 Corvallis OR. Thormahlen Harps presents Amelia Romano in a workshop and concert. Workshop starts at 1:30 and the Concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Amelia Romano workshop: Latin tune: Lamento Apureño, Dive into the contagious world of syncopation with instructor, Amelia Romano, and the fun Venezuelan traditional tune, Lamento Apurenño. Cost of the Workshop is $25 and the concert is $20 per person. RSVP to harps@thorharp.com for reservations and address.

Jun 2 Anacortes WA. Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter in House Concert; e-mail peggywoodsart@gmail.com for info and ticketing.

Jun 13 On-line. Kim Robertson teaches an on-line Zoom workshop on improvisation, Thursday June 13, 1 pm Pacific Time. To register go to https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrdeuuqjkrHdOyueiQSEAPCraX-INRbQlY#/registration.

Jun 16 Mountlake Terrace WA. The Third Sunday Harp Circle meets Third Sundays at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 2 to 4:30 pm. Friendly and relaxed group, all styles and ability levels of harping welcome, solo playing is encouraged but never required. For more information or to be on the reminder list, contact Diane at mdianem@seanet.com.


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