Month: February 2010

Summer Harp Festival at National Botanic Garden of Wales

Harps in the Great Glasshouse
Harps in the Great Glasshouse

This year a Summer Harp Festival will be taking place at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on 29th and 30th of August. It promises to be an exciting and enjoyable event celebrating the national instrument of Wales.

Students of the harp, all ages and abilities, will be invited to participate in workshops, lectures and performances.

Families looking for a bank holiday day out will be able to enjoy the fantastic surroundings of the Botanic Garden filled with the heavenly sound harpists playing! Families can also join in with a variety of harp related activities such as demonstrations, concerts to watch, instruments and music to browse, harp detective trails around the gardens, try the harp sessions and much more!

I look forward to seeing you there – I can’t wait!

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Medieval Magic and Celtic Creations in the Classroom

Harp Wales - Shelley Fairplay

A launch of an exciting new venture in an inner city School in Cardiff has just been unveiled. Children will be trying their hand at learning a variety of period instruments within a whole class setting. From beautiful renaissance wooden recorders, medieval harps, traditional percussion instruments and more, children will create a world of Tudor dances and stories from long ago with their music. I am delighted that I will be guiding and working with children learning harp in the sessions on each eight brand new medieval harps brought in especially for the children in this project. With careful direction and music writing from Emma Coulthard (Music Development Fund, Cardiff) the project is sure to be a great success!