Harps North West 

Did you take part in this years JaNEWary Challenge? Please complete our SURVEY HERE to give us feedback - your feedback makes all the difference to us! Don't worry if you didn't manage every session just click here to go back to the videos any time you like! 

Introducing our next exciting project Harps for Harmony - A Global Collaboration! click here to find out how you can take part. 

Notice Board 

Our Next HNW Event: 

love is all around! Love themed playing session for members on Sunday 16th February. 

Find out more.

Next Absolute beginners session: 

14th March 2020 at Shap 

Come and see what all the fuss is about in one of our relaxed tutor led sessions for beginners.No musical experience or harp necessary. Click here find out more

Look out for our brand new post cards! 

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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!

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.

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

News and Updates 

News and Events.

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 events we have coming up over the next year.  

Charity No. 1093441. Contact convenor@harpsnorthwest.org.uk

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