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We are delighted to announce the dates and lead tutors for our Summer Festival in 2019!
Put the dates in your diary now, it's going to be one not to be missed!
26-28th July 2019 - Ambleside campus of University of Cumbria
with Meinir Heulyn and Ben Creighton Griffiths!
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We had a great time this year with FOUR new tunes! Although January is over, the videos will remain available, so you can dip into this challenge any time! Visit our JaNEWary Challenge page to access all the videos and sheet music, including fabulous offerings from Wendy Stewart and Ben Creighton Griffiths!
Being a part of HNW has many benefits. We are delighted to offer a selection of FREE sessions for the benefit of our members, in addition to great workshop opportunities!
A chance to tackle some beautiful classical melodies, made possible through the group efforts of an ensemble. Much of what we play on our harps is from the folk genre, so this will be a refreshing chance to add to your repertoire. Mary always produces interesting challenges and resolutions, stretching your technical capabilities!
The beautiful melodies of Robert Burns, arranged for harp by the fabulous Wendy Stewart.
Ever fancied learning the harp, or know someone who does? Want to try one but don't know where to start? This was the workshop for you! No previous music experience needed as our experienced tutor guided you through the delights of playing the harp. (Next workshop planned for October 2018.)
The presence of live music in a healthcare setting acts as a window to the outside world! A clinical space transforms into a cultural one, and the live music provides a human contact that reaches out to the wellness within someone. This session examined the complexities,
considerations and joys of working with your harp in a healthcare setting. A great eye-opener for anyone interested in doing work in this area.
Whether guarding the queen of Poland dur ing the Cossack war , running away from a cruel master whose relatives sought revenge for his execution, fleeing the Inquisition from Italy to Poland or escaping with the king from Poland to France, the Poles found time to write some of the best lute music of the Renaissance, including the first Sarabande in France.
Ever fancied learning the harp, or know someone who does? Want to try one but don't know where to start? Looking for the perfect Christmas present idea? This is the workshop for you! No previous music experience needed as our experienced tutor guides you through the delights of playing the harp.
Another fabulous weekend of harping, organised by HNW. Great tutors, great variety of topics, great company - something for everyone!
A super drop-in morning where folks got to try the harp in a completely informal setting! Some stayed for five minutes, some stayed for an hour, and some did a spot of birdwatching while they were there!
A fantastic opportunity, which really got our creative juices flowing, under the exciting tutelage of Ben, with his stunning blue harp!
Our Christmas Concert Party this year featured the World Premiere of our Composer in Residence piece, The Lay of the Land. The marvellous Karen Marshalsay won our hearts with this special piece!