Become a Harpist for a Day – 7th February 2015!

Become a harpist for a day!

 The Harp is the National Instrument of Wales yet many people living in Wales have never even touched one!  On the 7th of February I will change that for twelve adventurous first time harp students on a momentous one-day learning journey, from plucking their very first note in the morning right through to performing in the evening as part of my new concert “The Three Strands; Passion, Sorrow and Joy”.

Participants in the ‘Harpist for a Day’ experience will:

Learn the basics of harp playing in a ‘Hands on Harps’ Workshop exclusively for the 12 participants.

Attend an ‘Open Rehearsal’ with Dynamic Harps Ensemble (www.dynamicharps.co.uk)

Rehearse in a ‘1st Performance Rehearsal’ with their own harpist-mentor.

Perform in my evening concert ‘Three Strands; Passion, Sorrow and Joy Concert’ alongside their personal harpist-mentor.

Celebrate their experience of having been ‘A Harpist for a day’!

I created ‘Harpist for a Day’ because I believe everyone should get to have an experience like this – especially in Wales, where harp is the national instrument.  I structured it so that even if you’ve never played a harp before and have no previous experience of music reading or performing, you can truly participate and have the full experience of learning, rehearsing and performing along with an ensemble – so it’s not just a learning experience but a wonderful day of fun and harp-playing together!

Anyone that has always secretly wanted to try the harp can book a place to become ‘A Harpist for a Day!’ for £40 on Saturday 7 February 2015 as part of the Cardiff Camac Harp Weekend at Cardiff Metropolitan University. For further information and details visit www.harpistforaday.co.uk. The Camac harp weekend taking place on the 7th/8th of February also includes workshops, demonstrations, master-classes and a live webinar with Deborah Henson–Conant, a Grammy-nominated composer, performer and the world’s leading electric harpist.

 

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