Calendar

 Events Calendar 2020/21 

SAT 25 JULY 

2020 

Online Playing Session - Lockdown Arrangements 

Led by different members of HNW sharing their own arrangements from this time in lockdown, including "Somewhere over the rainbow" and "We'll Meet Again" 

 

Free to members 

Online - Zoom 



SAT 15TH AUG 

2020 

Committee Meeting 

If you have any issues you would like us to raise at the committee meeting please feel free to get in touch. 

 

SAT 27TH  AUG  

2020 

Online Workshop with Lauren Scott - Beatles 

Lauren will guide us through a wonderful Beatles songs she has arranged for lever harp. Free to members but remember to sign up to save a space. 

 

Free to members 

Online - Zoom



 

SUN 13 SEP - TBC 

2020 

Playing Session - Preparation for the Christmas Concert & AGM. 

arr.10am for a 10.30 start. Lunch 12.30-1.30. AGM - 1.30. 

Open to Memners

OVER KELLET VILLAGE HALL

SUN 26 SEP - TBC 

2020 

Joint Playing Session with Dumfries & Galloway Clarsach Group. 

Tutors -  Mary Dunsford & Wendy Stewart. 



Stormont Hall, Gretna. 

SAT 10 OCT - TBC 

2020 

Absolute Beginner's workshop 

13.15 for 13.30 start until 16.30. 

Committee meeting 13.30. 

Open to all. £25

GRIZEBECK, LA17 7XH

SUN 11 OCT - TBC 

2020 

Rachel Gladwin - Workshop 

Full day workshop with Manchester based harpist, Rachel Gladwin. More details to come. 

£40 for members, open to all. 

BURTON IN KENDAL MEMORIAL HALL, LA6 1NA 

SUN 8 NOV - TBC 

2020 

Christmas Party Rehearsal 

am - rehearsal 

pm - committee meeting 

Free for members.

BRAITHWAITE INSTITUTE, KESWICK, CA12 5RY

13 - 15 NOV- TBC 

2020 

Higham Hall

A weekend with the harp. Tutors Jan Bennett & Shelley Fairplay. go to www.highamhall.com for more details. 


Open to all. 

HIGHAM HALL, CA13 9SH

SAT 5 DEC - TBC

2020 

HNW - Christmas Party 

Am Rehearsal with bring and share lunch, pm Christmas concert

Rehearsal for members, Concert & Lunch open to all.

NEWBIGGIN HALL, NR PENRITH, CA11 OHT

The following events have been Postponed until 2021


- POSTPONED 

2021

Workshop - Kulning

Led by tutor Mary Dunsford. More details to come. 

Free to members 

GREENODD, LA12 7RD

- POSTPONED 

2021

Workshop - Cumbrian Tunes for All Levels. 

Led by tutor Jean Altshuler. arr.10am for 10.30 - 12.30 

Committee meeting 1.00pm.  

BRAITHWAITE INSTITUTE, KESWICK CA12 5RY

- POSTPONED 

2021

*Harps for Harmony* - A global collaboration. 

Live recording session of Pachelbel's Canon - all HNW members welcome. To get involved please contact Mandy on events@harpsnorthwest.org.uk 

Free to all members

ST BEES PRIORY, CA27 OHB 


DATES FOR 2021 


SATURDAY 16TH JAN 

SUNDAY 21ST FEB 

SATURDAY 20TH MARCH  

SUNDAY 18TH APRIL 

Past Events Diary 

SAT 27 JUNE -  HNW First online workshop

2020


Guest Tutor Lauren Scott - 'Harps Across the North' project. 'Freshwater Tears' 


From the comfort of our own homes, 34 of us attended Lauren's workshop where she expertly guided us through her ensemble project. It was a morning of learning new techniques and playing Lauren's stunning 'Freshwater Tears' together. The piece is based on the Rain Stone Poem by Simon Armetage  

FRI 19TH JUNE - Online Premiere of Harps For Harmony, 

2020


Lauched on facebook at 7.00pm and youtube at 6.30pm, we revealed the first stage video of our harps for harmony project. All watching together from our own homes we saw 109 harpists playing the beautiful Pachelbel's Canon together.The video has been seen all over the world and has had over 80,000! views so far and still rising, it has also been shared by Classic fm online. Well done to everyone involved! 


SAT 14 MARCH - Absolute Beginner's Workshop 

2020


led by Mary Dunford, arrive 13.15 playing 13.30-16.30. No musical experience necessary! To book on to our next beginner's workshop contact Mandy on events@harpsnorthwest.org.uk 


SHAP MEMORIAL HALL, CA10 3NL 

SAT 14 MARCH - Harps 4 Harmony Rehearsal  

2020 


Tutor: Mary Dunsford, arr. 10 for 10.30 start until 12.30

Committee Meeting 13.30 - NB a new date & time.



SHAP MEMORIAL HALL, CA10 3NL 


SUN 16 FEBRUARY 2020. Valentines Weekend Playing Session 

NEWBIGGIN HALL NR PENRITH


A morning session of playing together, we brought along our favourite tunes to play together, with an emphasis on our favourite love songs. The session also provided the perfect chance to play through Pachelbel's Cannon in preperation our for Harps for Harmony


SAT 18 JANUARY 2020 -  Workshop - how to play in a 'Session' 

BURTON IN KENDAL. 


Twelve of us had a lovely morning with Susan Lambert, learning how to play session tunes. Whether you want to join in a pub session but aren’t confident, or go to a session at e.g. Edinburgh festival, this was the session for you.

Susan concentrated on 2 well-known tunes, Mairi’s wedding and John Ryan’s Polka. The tunes were learnt first from memory and then with notes, and then Susan bombarded everyone (very nicely!) with lots of advice on what to do with the left hand. She ran through typical chord progressions and how to use them in any key. Everyone came away having learnt lots of new things, and hopefully gained the confidence to join in a session. Carol Coldwell

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7 DECEMBER  Christmas Concert and Party 

GRIZEBECK VILLAGE HALL 


32 harpers all in a room! Congratulations to all involved, what a wonderful day we’ve had sharing music and merriment! You’re all amazing 🎵🎶🎵


 Thank you to everyone who came along and made it a success. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas from HNW 🎶 🌲

Higham Hall Success! A weekend with the harp. 

15th-17th November. 



A wonderful weekend was had at Higham, learning the secrets of the Welsh harp tradition from Robin Huw Bowen and exploring the world of stunning Scottish music with Charlotte Petersen.

 


Next years dates: 13th -15th Nov 2020

email: admin@highamhall.com 

Absolute Beginner's Workshop 

Saturday 9th November - Led by Mary Dunsford. 


Nine enthusiastic absolute beginners made excellent progress and played some really good tunes by the end of the afternoon.

Thank you Mary for your guidance and inspiration. We welcome a number of new members and hope they love playing as much as we do!


The next Absolute Beginners workshop is 14th March 2020 at Shap Memorial Hall, 13:30 to 16:30. Cost £25. If you are interested contact Mandy on events@harpsnorthwest.org.uk

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