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Harps North West Events



Events for All


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

Newton Rigg, Penrith


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


To learn more and to book, visit our Summer Festival Page.


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

Leighton Moss, Silverdale. 9.30am - 12.30pm - DROP IN


Fancy having a try on the harp in a completely informal setting? Why not drop in some time through the morning, and have a quick one-to-one! Stay for five minutes, stay for an hour, do whatever you feel happy doing, and maybe do a spot of birdwatching while you're there!


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.



Dates 2017



21 May. 10.30 - 12.30

Over Kellet Village Hall

Sinister Skills Session

17 June. 9.30 - 12.30

Leighton Moss

Informal playing session as part of Music for All's Learn to Play Day

4-6 August. Weekend

Newton Rigg, Penrith




Sunday 21st May - Sinister Skills Session! - Mary Dunsford

Over Kellet Village Hall, 10.30-12.30

A free skills session for our members, with specific focus on the left hand.


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

Leighton Moss, Silverdale. 9.30am - 12.30pm - DROP IN

A morning of playing and talking to interested potential future-harpers! A gentle playing session, where at any point some of you will be just listening and enjoying, and chatting to any passers by who want to come and have a try!


Recent Past Events


Saturday 22nd April - 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 - 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!


Saturday 15th October - 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.


Saturday 6th August - Day Workshop: Ben Creighton Griffiths

A day introduction to improvisation with the marvellous Ben Creighton Griffiths.



Friday 31st July – Sunday 2nd August 2015

HNW Summer Harp Festival