2013 is looking like and exciting and busy year! Very much feeling like a modern day minstrel I am looking forward to the next few months – such a huge variety of harp related events are coming up!

So taking a glance at February to April I can look forward to being a harpist for many beautiful weddings at venues in and around Cardiff including Pencoed house, Coed yr Mwster, Castell Coch, St David’s Hotel, Miskin Manor and Cardiff Castle. Further afield I will be providing harp music in Buckland Hall, Brecon and Church of St Nicholas, Liverpool.

Concerts include a St Davids Day Concert in Cradely – 2nd of March, a lunchtime recital on the 12th of April (tickets via www.congresstheatrecwmbran.co.uk), and as an orchestral harpist in Rogers and Hammerstein Concert 14th April and The Movies and Musical Concert 20th April both at  www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk.

Harp in the Great Glasshouse

I will also be providing harp music as a backdrop to the beautiful surrounds of the National Botanic Garden of Wales on the 1st (Sr David’s day) and 10th March (Mothering Sunday) – www.gardenofwales.org.uk/whats-on/events

In Febuary I am really looking forward returning to Guernsey to provide 30 concerts for the Healing Music Trust/Music in Hospitals – thank you for inviting me back!

Always wanted to try the harp?! If you would like to learn the harp why not join me for a ‘Hands on Harps’ taster workshop, open sessions will be provided on the 1st of March at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, and on the 2nd and 3rd of March for the National Trust, Dyffryn Gardens. 15 beautiful lap harps will be provided along with basic technique so you can try out the instrument and even play a tune! The other hands on harp sessions I am looking forward to teaching and being the harpist for are all school based – for further information please visit www.harpwales.com/community

Other events include charity evenings, harp teaching, recording studio sessions and of course visiting the amazing Edinburgh Harp Festival (www.harpfestival.com) and the International harp festival at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (www.rwcmd.ac.uk).

So… A busy and happy harpist.

 I hope to play for you somewhere, sometime, soon!

All best wishes,

Shelley Fairplay – Harpist
Web: www.harpwales.com
Email: info@harpwales.com
Tel: 07960 718663

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