2023 Schedule of Harp Retreat Events


Saturday, September 16th, 2023                           

Virtual Workshop over Zoom

Harp and Storytelling with Rebecca Harrisson

Class is limited to 15 students


Session 1:

Eastern Time:    10:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Central Time:    9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Mountain Time:   8:30 A.M.- 11:30 A.M.

West Coast Time: 7:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

Session 2:

Eastern Time:       2:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Central Time:      1:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Mountain Time:   12:30 P.M.-  2:30 P.M.

West Coast Time: 11:30 A.M.- 1:30 P.M.

Everyone is a storyteller - we've all answered the question 'how was your day' with a story. In this workshop we will learn how to tell two folk tales, one Norwegian and one Scottish. Be ready to experiment with making harp sounds and to learn a tune or two that can be played as part of the stories.  Everyone of all levels is welcome. The workshop includes a workbook for stories, harp sounds, and the tunes. The stories are suitable for all experience levels and all tunes arranged for beginner - intermediate - advanced levels.

A private 15 minute session will be available to each participant within four weeks of the class. 

time will be announced soon

All Levels

Past participants, please note: to increase access for all, this Saturday offering replaces our former Wednesday events. 

Thursday, September 21, 2023                                  

  • Harp and Pipe Retreat

9am – 3pm with lunch break noon-1pm

Details coming soon

All Levels


Thursday afternoon and evening (times will be announced)

  • Workshop/Demonstration: Manx Music with Rachel Hair

(this is included in Harp Retreat Registration)

All levels


  • Evening Concert by Festival Favorites Willson & McKee

Concert $30 at the door or pre-purchase for discount


Friday, September 22, 2023                                            

Harp Retreat

  • Lynn Saoirse and Rachel Hair: Advanced/Professional & Intermediate Levels. (Levels will be in separate groups and have a chance to study with both teachers)
  • Jaimee Joroff: Advanced Beginners 


9 am – noon      Morning Session

noon – 1 pm      Lunch


1 pm – 3 pm      Afternoon Session



Saturday, September 23, 2023                                           

 Harp Retreat


9 am – noon      Morning Session

noon – 1pm       Lunch

1pm – 3pm        Afternoon Session


Sunday, September 24, 2023                                          

Harp Retreat


9:30 – 11:30am   Final Session


11:45am – noon Goodbye Gathering and Closing Words


Noon and beyond: Safe Travels Home


* Private lessons can be available with harp tutors outside of class times and as the schedule allows. $50 an hour, $30 a half hour, payable directly to the harp tutor.