Harp World Links
Below are some useful links for the Harp World
- COBRA Music Studios
Based inside the Riverfront Theatre in Newport, COBRA Music Studios is a contemporary recording studio specialising in traditional styles of music.
The Recording Studio is integrated into the heart of the Riverfront Theatre, with links into each of the spaces within the building; the main Auditorium, Studio Theatre and Dance Studio, allowing us to facilitate larger sessions in house. Each of these spaces have their own acoustic character, providing our clients with a truly unique sound for their recordings. The Studio Theatre houses a beautiful Welmar Baby Grand that we are able to patch in to for an incredible piano sound.
The studio live room presents a beautiful intimate space that is perfect for capturing and expressing your creativity. Ambient lighting creates the perfect atmosphere for both recording and writing sessions.
Comprising of a mixture of analogue and digital recording equipment, in the control room we use hybrid recording techniques to get the best sound for your recording. With a dual Slate Raven MTi system controlling our sessions and a selection of external outboard equipment, combined with our links to the other recording spaces, the studio provides a wealth of options for small and large recording sessions, making COBRA Music Studios the perfect place for a unique recording experience.
- Edinburgh International Harp Festival
A celebration and gathering of musical talents, held annually at George Watson College
- Hampstead Harp Centre London
Hampstead Harp Class aims to educate and develop the performance technique and ensemble playing for harpists. Through harp ensemble, private instruction, chamber music, masterclasses, performance opportunities, and harp maintenance workshops, students acquire skills necessary to play with others, hone their musicianship, and deepen their knowledge and appreciation for the instrument.
- Harp Column
Harp Column magazine is the No. 1 source of news and information for harpists worldwide. Harp Column was founded as a small newsletter in 1993 by Kimberly Rowe and Hugh Brock. In 1996 expanded to a magazine format and a few years later the first Harp Column Community online. In 2013 Harp Column Music for launched to provide sheet music downloads, specializing in publications for harp ensemble.
Alison Reese joined our staff in 2003 and became Editor of the print edition in 2013; in 2014 she became a partner. Kimberly now serves as Web Editor and designer, and Hugh continues to serve as a web consultant.
We’re always happy to hear from you! See our contact page for more information about how to get in touch with each of us, or email [email protected].
- Harp On Wight Festival
Harp Festival in the beautiful Isle of Wight
- Jack Hayward - Musical Instrument Insurance
Established in 1983 by two professional musicians we only provide specialist insurance for musicians (Student though to international professional, Teachers, Orchestras, Bands, Ensembles, Schools/Colleges and Universities) their instruments and public liabilities. By working closely with our underwriters we provide among the highest level of insurance cover combined with affordable premiums. If it can be played, we can insure it!
We know you have probably taken a lot of care in choosing the right instrument for you and want it protected by a policy that ensures ALL RISKS are covered. We therefore work with certain underwriters at Lloyds of London to deliver just that!
- Poppy Harp Online Harp School with Fran
Poppy Harp Online Harp School is a relaxed, flexible harp experience where you can learn how to play the harp at your own pace, from the comfort of your own home.
With a more structured beginner experience leading to a flexible and extensive repertoire built for intermediate players you can learn as fast as you want, whenever you want, whilst being nurtured and guided by our videos and resources.
Music theory, sight-reading and aural are all included in lessons to help you build a full and well rounded knowledge of your instrument.
Tutorials for ALL harp types available - Lap, Lever and Pedal. Tutorials are suitable for all ages.
For just £25 a month, or get two months free by purchasing a years subscription for just £250.
Your subscription will enable you to have full access to our extensive repertoire tutorials and resources, excluding pop courses.
Fran Barsby Harpist is on hand to answer any questions you may have and is always happy to add and accommodate requests for music. With new tutorials added every month you will never run out of new and exciting pieces to try on your harp.
Email us at [email protected] for more information or to receive reminders about our upcoming online harp school.
- Retreat to the Harp
Fun, friendly and inspiring harp tuition and workshops founded by Keziah Thomas
Monthly Virtual Meet & Retreat workshops with visiting harpists
- Ruth Faber Harp Courses
Residential Summer Harp Courses with Ruth Faber for children aged 9 to 13
and teenagers aged 13 to 18.
Fun packed few days with the odd celebrity harpist!
- Start Harp with Shelley Fairplay
Are you looking to study harp for the very first time? Join this exciting new way to study harp technique, theory and musicianship from the comfort of your own home, on a lever, lap or pedal harp. These classes will enable you to access beginner level harp tuition at a time and pace to suite you. Weather you have a musical background or have never touched a musical instrument you will learn the foundations of harp playing to enable you to move forwards and enjoy playing this incredible instrument.
- The World Harp Congress
The World Harp Congress, Inc. a private non-profit organization, was founded in 1981 as an outgrowth of the International Harp Weeks held in The Netherlands for twenty years under the leadership of Phia Berghout and Maria Korchinska.
Past Congresses have been held in Maastricht, The Netherlands; Jerusalem, Israel; Vienna, Austria; Paris-Sevres, France; Copenhagen, Denmark; Seattle-Tacoma, USA; Prague, Czech Republic; Geneva, Switzerland; Dublin, Ireland; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Vancouver, Canada; and Sydney, Australia. Concerts, workshops and seminars concerning all aspects of harp musicology and performance are offered at these triennial sessions.
The World Harp Congress has members representing over 50 countries.The Board of Directors welcomes all persons who are interested in the harp to join this international organization.
- United Kingdom Harp Association
The United Kingdom Harp Association is a voluntary organisation that exists to promote and further knowledge of the instrument, benefit those associated with it and bring together all those with an interest in the harp.
- Urdd Eisteddfod
One of Europe's largest youth touring festivals