The Northern Lights Harp Fest is just around the corner. While the festival is not an Irish festival, the harp is the national instrument of Ireland! The festival is chock a block with practical and musical workshops for all harpists, and concerts are to be held on Friday and Saturday nights.
Some of the practical workshops that stood out for me (a non-harpist!) are:
- IMPROVING SKILLS FOR PLAYING ON THE HARP BY MEMORY AND BY EAR (very practical for Irish music)
- HOW TO GET OUT AND GIG (we need more gigs!)
- ALWAYS LEAVE THEM WANTING MORE! - THE ART AND SCIENCE OF CREATING AND GIVING A STELLAR PERFORMANCE (better gigs!)
- LEVERS AND BUZZES AND BUMPS, OH MY! HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR CELTIC HARP (keeping you instrument in top shape!)
A little on the Irish side, the local ensemble Acacia Lyra are performing for the Saturday night concert. Go check it out!