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Events for All


JaNEWary Challenge 2018 - Learn new music in the new year!


We are busy preparing for this coming year's challenge-month. A totally free set of video tutorials teaching three fantastic pieces over the course of the month, with new parts of the piece revealed daily! Are you up for the challenge?


Follow us on facebook to be the first to hear about this coming JaNEWary Challenge!



Events for Our Members


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!



Dates 2017



Saturday 4 November

Shap Memorial Hall

Led Rehearsal morning for Christmas party

Sunday 10 December

Threlkeld Village Hall

Christmas Concert Party!

Dates 2018



Sunday 14 January

Shap Memorial Hall

Skills Session with Jean Altshuler

Sunday 25 February - AM

Shap Memorial Hall

Harp in Healthcare Workshop, with Mary Dunsford - £20

Sunday 25 February - PM

Shap Memorial Hall

Polish Lute Music Workshop, with Jean Altshuler - £20

Saturday 24 March

Burton Memorial Hall

Skills Session with Alice Pell

Saturday 21 April

Shap Memorial Hall

Playing Session

Sunday 15 July

Shap Memorial Hall

Classics for Ensemble workshop, with Mary Dunsford - £20


A Taste of Past Events


Saturday 14th October 2017 - Harp Workshop for Absolute Beginners


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.


Friday 4th to Sunday 6th August, 2017 - HNW Summer Festival!


Another fabulous weekend of harping, organised by HNW. Great tutors, great variety of topics, great company - something for everyone!


Saturday 17th June, 2017 - Music For All - Learn to Play Day!


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!


Saturday 22nd April 2017 - Jazz Improv Workshop - Ben Creighton-Griffiths

A fantastic opportunity, which really got our creative juices flowing, under the exciting tutelage of Ben, with his stunning blue harp!


Sunday 11th December 2016 - World Premiere: The Lay of the Land

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!




Friday 31st July – Sunday 2nd August 2015

HNW Summer Harp Festival