2022 Schedule of Harp RetreatEvents

 

WEDNESDAY:  September 21

 

9 am - noon


Itinerant Women Harpers o the 18th & 19th Centuries:

a Living History lecture demonstration

Nancy Thym

All levels

 

1 pm - 3 pm

Accompanying Early Rock ‘n’ Roll and Blues with Harp:

The itinerant women harpers of the 19th century sang the pop tunes of  their time and, if they were still around, they would probably be singing Rock ‘n’ Roll and Blues.  Using rhythmic variations, boogie slap bass and other bass patterns, we will focus on arranging accompaniments for pop, rock ‘n’ roll and blues songs, even on harps without pedals.

Nancy Thym

All levels

3:30 pm - 5 pm                   

Double-Strung Tunes and Techniques: 

Special – for Spanish Peaks Harp Retreat Participants Only!!

Beth Kollé

For contemporary double-strung harps 


Beth Kollé is co-author with Laurie Riley of two popular books for double-strung harp. She will introduce two never-before published arrangements for the double:  a fun traditional Welsh tune and a beautiful ancient ballad from England.  Beth encourages participants to ask questions, and to share their ideas and techniques as we dabble on our doubles!


Extra fee payable directly to Beth Kollé - More information below!**


** While the double-strung class is aimed toward Upper Beginner to Intermediate players, Beth will provide simplified scores of the two tunes for Early Beginners so everyone in the class can play along.  Fee: $20 per person, special price for Spanish Peaks participants only – payable directly to Beth Kollé.


A limited supply of harp arrangement books and CDs will be available for purchase.  All of Beth’s books are available at Melody’s Music (https://folkharp.com/).  CD tracks are available with most track distributors, and physical CDs may be purchased at www.bethkolle.com.


Curious about the double-strung harp but not a double-strung player? For the same fee, you can audit the class, and join in on the Q&A at the end of the session. And then you can try your hands on a harp or two at the double-strung “petting zoo”!


THURSDAY:  September 22


9 am – 3 pm (lunch break noon – 1 pm)


Harp and Pipe

Pipe tunes arranged for harp.  Led by harper Kathy Wimmer in the morning; piper Barry Shears will join us in the afternoon.  Music will be sent out ahead of time.      

 All levels

 

Thursday Evening – starting time TBD

Lecture/Demonstration and Concert

Nordic Music: An Overview  -  Beth Kollé

Concert by Festival Favorites Willson and McKee



FRIDAY:  September 23

 

9 am – noon            Harp Retreat* - Morning Session


German Music from the Middle Ages to the 18th Century – adv./prof.

Nancy Thym


Nordic Music – intermediate

Beth Kollé

                                                                                          

Celtic Music – advanced beginners

Jaimee Joroff

 

1 pm - 3 pm             *Harp Retreat - Afternoon Session


Celtic Music – advanced/professional

Beth Kollé


German Music from the Middle Ages to the 18th Century – intermed.

Nancy Thym


Celtic Music – advanced beginners

Jaimee Joroff

 


4:30 pm  – 5:15 pm                  Late Afternoon Presentation – 


Harp and Story – 

Rose Mooney and the Belfast Harpers Assembly of 1792

The Bardic Sisters

 

Friday Evening Concert presented by the 

Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival

– time/location/fee TBD

Harp participants encouraged to attend concert and 

support this concurrent festival!

 


Saturday:  September 24


9 am – noon            Harp Retreat* - Morning Session


Nordic Music – advanced/professional

Beth Kollé


German Music from the Middle Ages to the 18th Century – intermed.

Nancy Thym


Celtic Music – advanced beginners

Jaimee Joroff



Afternoon Events – times and locations TBD

Harp Circle

Harp and Piper Circle



SATURDAY EVENING JOINT CONCERT -  FOX THEATRE, WALSENBERG 

– time/price TBD


Musicians from both Harp Retreat and Celtic Festivals!!

 

Sunday:  September 25


9 am – noon            Harp Retreat*         Final Session


German Music from the Middle Ages to the 18th Century – advanced/prof.

Nancy Thym

Celtic Music – intermediate

Beth Kollé


Celtic Music – advanced beginners

Jaimee Joroff

 

12 pm and beyond             Safe travels home!


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* 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.