Month: November 2014

Trinity College Carmarthen Harp Festival 15th/16th November 2014

Harp Festival at Trinity College Carmarthen – 15th/16th November 2014

Harp Workshop with Shelley Fairplay

Harpists from all over Wales will gather at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Carmarthen for a weekend of workshops, lessons and master classes proudly supported by Telynau Teifi. Choose from a fantastic selection of tutors and sessions to suit your level and interests. Whether you are an adult looking for opportunity to play with others, a young student looking to refine your repertoire and technique, or would like to be the harpist in a band, the program has something for everybody.

I am really excited to be teaching the following workshops:

Just Loopy!

A looper pedal enables performers to record their playing live on stage and then perform over their recorded ostinato tracks. Learn the joys of using ostinato patterns in your own playing and discover some basics on how looper pedal can be used with harp in performance

Baroque Flamenco by Deborah Henson-Conat:

This fiery, intriguing and passionate piece of music is an incredible addition to any harpists repertoire, whatever your level! Come along to this workshop to learn the structure, mood and style of the music and perf orm the piece within an ensemble setting. To join this workshop you will need your own copy of “Baroque Flamenco” which will be available for purchase on the day if required

For further details please visit:

Hope to see you there!

With all best wishes,


Harp Workshop 23rd November 2014 for Clarsach Society Wales Branch

12 Bar Blues and Christmas Notes!

Sunday 23rd November 2011 2.00pm-5.00pm

The Workshop:

PART 1: Discover the 12 Bar Blues for harp!

In this workshops we will learn to play the 12 Bar Blues by discovering the form, riffs, basic improvisation, bass line and much more. This is such fun to explore and great to work on in a workshop together. Open to all abilities on lever or pedal.

PART 2: Christmas Notes!

To round of this Clarsach Society afternoon we will musically launch into Christmas! As musicians we have to choose and learn our tunes in advance of the festive season, so I look forward to sharing with you a couple of my personal favorites to help our musical preparations for December!

Where and When:

23rd November 2011 from 2.00 pm-5.00pm

Village Hall, Pentrecwrt, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5BD

The Tutor:

Shelley Fairplay is a freelance harpist working as a musician in South Wales and throughout the UK. She is also an enthusiastic and dynamic qualified teacher providing harp lessons to students of all ages and abilities including weekly sessions for her two harp ensembles .For further information please visit


The course will run from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Please arrive in time to set up and tune your harp in advance of the session, the hall will be opened at 1.30pm. There will be a tea break in the afternoon when fingers and brains can take no more!


For further details and to book please contact Susan Berry on email: £15 for members, £20 for visitors. Membership to Clarsach Society £20 for adults, £10 concessions and under 16s.