September 23 -27, 2020

September 22 -26, 2021


Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021

Workshop with Kelly Stewart
"Music from Wales to Appalachia"
9 - 12 noon: Lecture and Demonstration
1 - 3: Hands on Instruction
Open to all levels
Learn about Welsh immigration to the United States
Welsh tunes and songs in Welsh and Appalachian style
Learn tunes, songs, history, and cultural context together

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

All day Harp and Pipe Workshop
Timothy Cummings
Appalachian Music

Friday, Sept. 24, 2021  -  Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021

Harp Retreat with Aine Minogue and Kelly Stewart
Celtic to Appalachian Voyage

Advanced and Intermediate Players

Separate Advanced and Intermediate level classes will be offered. Students in each class will have an opportunity to be taught by both Aine and Kelly. 

Aine will present Music From Ireland to Appalachia
Kelly will present Music from Scotland to Appalachia

Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 - Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. 
Advanced Beginner Class with Jaimee Leigh Joroff
Classes will be on Friday and Saturday with Sunday morning 
class divided into  half hour private lessons for each participant

Sunday Special
11:15  am - 12:15 pm
Meditation with Aine Minogue
open to ALL levels

Thursday, Sept. 23

Friday, Sept. 24
Private harp concert for Harp Retreat Attendees and friends. In this informal concert, Aine and Kelly will play just for you and your travel companions. Relax, enjoy, ask questions if desired. 

Áine Minogue

Friday, Sept. 24 - 26
Music from Ireland to Appalachia
 An air, a reel, and a song found in both traditions. An introduction to Tony Ellis, the "Backwoods Back," for the ongoing process.
Kelly Stewart
Demonstration & Workshop:  
Wales to Appalachia
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Morning: Lecture & Demonstration
Afternoon: Hands-on Instruction

Friday, Sept. 24 - 26
Music from Scotland and Wales 
to Appalachia
Journey from the old country to the new
Learn multiple versions of tunes or songs that exist in both traditions
Study tunes, songs, history, and cultural context together

Jaimee Leigh Joroff

Advanced Beginner Class
Friday, Sept. 24 - Sunday, Sept. 26

Travel through the music of time and place in this Advanced Beginner Class. Starting with a review of technique and harp basics, this relaxed class will explore the traditional types of Celtic tunes from Scotland, Ireland, and the Celtic Isles. Glancing at the stories behind the music, we'll harp through the beat of marches, the dancing notes of jigs, the silent spaces between the notes of airs, and more, then take our tunes across the ocean to Appalachia where we'll find the subtle (and not so subtle) changes of time upon the music. Bring your harps and any questions (nothing too simple!) and join us for a joyful and fun weekend among harper friends.