Edinboro Highland Games & Scottish Festival

2015 Edinboro Highland Games & Scottish Festival   Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Fourth Annual Celtic Harp Competition at Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA will  feature Carol Kappus as MC, Phyllis Howard as Steward, and the inimitable Jen Narkevicius as Judge and workshop leader.   Housed in a Student Center conference room, we are relatively impervious to weather’s whims and other distractions. Come on down!   Full competition details, the day’s harp event timeline, and early-bird registration forms will be available on the Edinboro University website in early May. Oh, and did we mention cash prizes? Contact Maia Chisholm, milady814-(at) gmail.com, with questions.

Competitions later in 2015

The Minnesota Scottish Harp Competition will be Friday, July 17th, MN Scottish Fair and Highland Games are Saturday 18th, harp workshops on Sunday, July 18th.  Coordinator – Stephanie Claussen.

Ligonier Highland Games -Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at Idlewild Park.Coordinator – Melanie Sandrock.  More information soon.

Edinboro Highland Games, Celtic Harp Competition, Saturday, September 12, 2015. Coordinator – Maia Chisholm.  More info soon.

Atlanta – US National Scottish Harp Competition, Stone Mountain Highland Games – October 17-18 in Stone Mountain, Georgia. For more information, contact Kathleen Bingaman.

Ohio Scottish Games Harp Competition, June 27, 2015

Held at the Lorain County Fairgrounds, Rt. 18, Wellington OH (Wellington is located at the intersection of Ohio State Route 18 and Ohio State Route 58.  The Fairgrounds is located on the west edge Wellington just off State Route 18).  Judging this year is Wendy Stewart, Scotland.  Wendy will also lead a free afternoon workshop for all interested.

Prizes, trophies and scholarships are awarded as well as $100 cash prizes to 1st place in all 5 Adult solo categories. Entry forms may be downloaded off of website at: www.ohioscottishgames.com, click Competitions, click Harp. Coordinator Linda Phillips.

Southern Maryland Celtic Festival – 25 April 2015

Held at Jefferson Patterson Park, St. Leonard, MD.  Judge – Sharon Knowles.  Buy ticket to the Festival online, no additional registration fee.  All competition registration will be online.

9:30 – 10:00am – Registration

10:00 – 12:00 – Harp Competition

12:00 – 1:30pm – Harp Circle/performances

1:30 – 3:00pm – Harp Workshop

3:00 – 4:30pm – Come and try the harp – Open to all interested.

Coordinator – Jen Narkevicius.

Church Hill Irish Festival, 2015

March 21, Saturday

10:45 am: Harp Workshop with Mike Connors

12:00 pm: Lunch Break

1:30      : Competitors registration (if they haven’t already)

2:00      : Harp Competition Begins, Mike Connors judging

March 22, Sunday

1:00 pm : Concert by Mike Connors

2:30       : James River Harp Ensemble Concert

Teachers: Students of all levels and ages are welcome to “compete”. This is a very informal event and is mainly a chance for students to perform in public. All music must be Celtic: Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Breton.  Most everyone plays on a lever harp (as this is folk music); and is an opportunity to be introduced to the Celtic style of playing.

All rules can be found at the Scottish Harp Society of America web site. The only difference is that this competition is open to all Celtic music–not just Scottish.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Dechent 804-615-5811