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COVID -19 UPDATE. We hope you are all keeping safe and well in these strange times. As we are unable to meet in person at the moment we have moved all our current activity online. Click here to find out what exciting online workshops and projects we have lined up. We kicked off the year with a fantastic JaNEWary Challenge which you can revisit on our online learning page. We are still loving the responses Harps for Harmony collaboration project, which went global and are currently all getting creative with a whole host of composition themed activities in our Composition Month. 


Apart but together,

With love and best wishes, 


 Harps North West. 

We Are Harps North West 


Harps North West is a registered charity whose main aim is to promote playing, teaching and appreciation of the harp.


We offer lots of exciting opportunities for people in North West England to learn more about this beautiful and fascinating instrument.


We aim to enable more people to enjoy the harp in its various forms: from the inexpensive "cardboard" lap-harp to the glorious concert harp and everything in between, but especially the lever harp which is also known as the folk harp or clarsach. 


Most of our members, teachers and players live in

Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire, where we organise workshops, playing groups, skills sessions and our Summer Harp Festivals.


We hope that you enjoy your visit to our site, and that the harp will capture your imagination as it did ours!

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IN OTHER NEWS



TIME TO GET CREATIVE


Between now and the 31st of March we are focusing on getting creative! With advice and encouragment around having a go at composing our own music, culminating in the opportunity to win some wonderful prizes in our composition competition. Send us your pieces by the 7th April of March to be a part of it. 


Click Here to find out more.

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Our Next Events 


Sun 18th April

15.00 - 17.00 on Zoom.

 Play-Along Session

led by Red Rose Playing Group

Click here to find out more. 

Sat 8th May 

10.00-12.00 on Zoom.

Play-Along Session

'Favourite Classics'

led by HNW Members  


Click here to find out more. 


Sat 22nd May

15.00 - 17.00 on Zoom.

Guest Tutor Lucy Nolan

'O Mio Babbino Caro' 

Click here to find out more. 

Our role as a charity


 Harps North West serves the general public in these ways:


    • We introduce absolute beginners of all ages to playing the harp at  tutor-led Beginner Workshops.


    • We promote and organise tutor-led Player Workshops  and courses for harp players across a range of abilities. These workshops and courses primarily are open to our subscribing members but some are also open to non-members.

     

    • We promote and provide harp playing performances, as informal recitals and as formal concert events open to the general public.


    • We provide information to the public to promote the work of Harps North West.


News and Updates 


Find out what we have been up to as a society and as individual harpists and all the exciting goings on in our harping community. 



Workshops and Events.

Find out what exciting workshops and events we have coming up over the next year.  


Becoming a Member 


For our subscribing members our management committee promotes harp playing opportunities and social activities

 Benefits of becoming a member:


  • Free Monthly Workshops 
  • Playing groups 
  • Info & support in all things harp
  • Access to Harp Hire
  • Monthly News Letters
  • Priority booking on Guest tutor workshops.

Online Leaning and Resources

Our JaNEWary Challenges will remain online for you to keep revisiting and learning, with expert guidance from one of our tutors Mary you can learn lots of new music with us. 


We also have a section dedicated to links to all things harp, from suppliers to festivals and all things inbetween. You can find alsorts in our Harping Directory.