2019 EVENTS

September 25 -29

HARP EVENTS SCHEDULE

special offering
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
"Score the Dragon" with Don Hillsberg
Join us in our Wednesday offering as we create a film score to the 1917 silent movie classic "Teddy at the Throttle" starring Gloria Swanson.  Gloria discovers that her evil guardian has been stealing her inheritance, so he ties her to the railroad tracks!  It's up to Teddy to save the day!  We will discuss how to create a score, using our harps as the actual "orchestra" to accompany this film.  Regardless of playing ability, size of harp, etc., all are welcome to join us (popcorn provided) for an unusual and fun day utilizing our musical talents and imagination.




Thursday, September 26, 2019
Harp and Guitar Workshop with CHRIS NEWMAN

String ensemble playing with particular reference to harp and guitar: how to create great arrangements when you have TOO MANY STRINGS!
A fun look at plucked string arranging for Irish and Scottish traditional music, swing jazz, bluegrass &c, with particular reference to harp and guitar. Many harpists have guitar-playing partners and would love to know how to approach the creation of duo arrangements. Well, here's your chance to learn from the master! Chris has over thirty years' experience of creating beautiful harp / guitar arrangements with Máire Ní Chathasaigh. You'll learn what to do and what not to do, the possibilities and the pitfalls. Be inspired!





HARP RETREAT
Friday-Sunday, September 27-29, 2019
MAIRE NI CHATHASAIGH
advanced - professional level


Friday - Saturday,  September 27-28, 2019
SUE RICHARDS
intermediate level


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
SUE RICHARDS
PLAYING WITHOUT INJURY
all levels








HARP CIRCLE

Julie Norem Hawley will graciously continue to lead our Harp Circle, a very relaxed experience for all level harpers.  She sends music to interested players in advance, conducts a few practice sessions during the festival, and then leads us all playing on the streets of La Veta or Walsenburg. 

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday-harp circle at 3:30 

Saturday- Noon -1 PM: harp circle available to any harpers who would like to go over any tunes with  Julie



FREE outdoor event 

Miner's Stage,  Walsenburg

across street from La Plaza


EVENING SCHEDULE

Thursday, September 27

Playing Well with Others

“Share everything. Play Fair.”

~ Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten



Friday, September 28

*Appalachian Workshop with Sue Richards

*This may be moved to Thursday Evening



Saturday, September 28

Harp Concert






SCHEDULE WITH TIMES
Wednesday            "Score the Dragon"       9 am -3 pm
     Walsenburg  TBA

Thursday                 Harp and Guitar Workshop          9 am -3 pm
  Walsenburg   TBA

Thursday Evening     Playing with Others       7:30 pm -        La Plaza

Friday Evening          Workshop: Appalachian Tunes 
       
Saturday Evening     Harp Concert                             7 pm -         Fox Theatre
    
Friday Harp Retreat Classes
Intermediate                      9 am - noon        La Plaza
    1 pm -3 pm

 Advanced-Professional    9 am -noon      La Plaza
                                             1 pm- 3pm  
 
Saturday Harp Classes
Intermediate                         9 am - noon   La Plaza
Advanced-Professional       9 am - noon     La Plaza

Sunday Harp Class
 Advanced-Professional       9:30 am -11:30 am    La Plaza
          open to audit by interm participants

ALL LEVELS   "Playing Without Injury"  9:30-11:30      La Plaza