Harping-on Day and Night

at the Telynau Teifi Harp Weekend!

Spaces available Week Beginning 12th October 2015

For the full program and booking forms please download by clicking >>HERE<<

Harp Workshop Students with Shelley Fairplay

This weekend the heart of the Teifi Valley will resonate with the sounds of our National instrument of Wales during the Telynau Teifi Residential Harp Retreat.The event takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Waunifor which is located between the tiny Welsh villages of Maesycrugiau and Llanfighangel-Ar-Arth.

The harp weekend is for student harpists of all ages and abilities led by tutors Shelley Fairplay and Meinir Heulyn. On Saturday 17th October an evening of entertainment is open to the general public with harp concert “The Three Strands; Passion, Sorrow and Joy”.

For adult learners the weekend runs from the 16th to the 18th October. Many of the participants of the harp retreat will stay on site and play their harp into the night after the busy day of workshop, lessons and concerts during the day.

For under 18″s there is a jam-packed Saturday planned, the Telynau Teifi Harpathon Day, which culminates with an opportunity for everyone to perform to family and friends in a guest spot during the evening concert.

On the Saturday night Harpist Shelley Fairplay will perform “The Three Strands; Passion, Sorrow and Joy”. 

Shelley Fairplay – Performer of ‘The Three Strands’

This concert is a modern take on the traditional role of the harpist as minstrel and entertainer. Shelley has created a program that weaves a story of three strands from diverse musical styles including Celtic, Classical and Flamenco to Doctor Who and Starwars! The program includes the harp being played traditionally and also uses amplification, looper pedal, effect pedals and a wireless electric harp that Shelley wears to play.

To tie in with Shelley”s concert title the harp retreat has its very own “Three Strands” theme, the workshops are divided in to three categories; Playing with friends, The Contemporary Harpist and Classic Technique. The course content will be delivered by Shelley alongside Meinir Heylun who will join the weekend on the Saturday. Meinir is one of Wales” best known harpists at the forefront of the Welsh harp scene. She is a former principle harpist of the Welsh National Opera and was Head of Harp Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Allan Shires, founder of Telynau Teifi and acclaimed harp maker says: ‘We”re delighted to welcome Shelley and Meinir to West Wales for our harp weekend as mentors. It”s a great opportunity for makers and harpists at all levels to meet and share music and ideas together.’


Artistic Director Shelley Fairplay says; ‘I have a great drive, passion and enthusiasm for all aspects relating to the harp, I cannot wait to share this with the participants at the harp weekend in the delightful setting of Waunifor.’

To attend the Saturday night concert tickets are £10 for adults and under 16″s are invited to attend for free. Tickets can be

Modern Sound?! Electric Harp and Loop Pedal in action!

reserved by calling Telynau Teifi on 0155936322.

For harp students, there are spaces available to attend workshops as part of the Residential Harp Retreat (£95 for the three days) and the Harpathon Day (£40 for the day) a full timetable of events can be downloaded by clicking >>HERE<<, on www.harpweekend.co.uk or book by contacting Telynau Teifi on 0155936322 or info@telynauteifi.co.uk.