New England Harp Retreat for Lever Harpists, Beginning to Advanced

Brian Wood

Nov. 2 – 4, 2018, for Lever Harpists, Beginning to Advanced Lyra New York presents: Fall New England Harp Retreat for Lever Harpists Beginning to Advanced. Topics include: Welsh Harp Music for the Lever Harp, Intro to Harp Healing Therapies, Improvisation on Modes, Overcoming Performance Anxiety, Harp Music for the Holidays, Harps and Storytelling, Bochsa for the Lever Harp, and …

Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games

Brian Wood

October 27th & 28th 2018, Richmond, VA. Sponsored by The Clan Currie Society. http://vacelticfestival.com Judge: Jen Narkevicius. For more information contact Elizabeth Dechent edechent@gmail.com.

46th Annual Stone Mountain Highland Games

Brian Wood

October 19 – 21, 2018, Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta GA. http://www.smhg.org/harping.php Judge: Jen Narkevicius. For more information contact harping@smhg.org.

Calling all Scottish harpers! – Scotland County Highland Games

Brian Wood

Oct. 6, 2018 Scotland County Highland Games. Cash prizes, from $3000 for Master winner to $200 for Jr Most Promising and other amounts in between. Total purse $6500 Games website: www.carolina-highlandgames.com or contact coordinator Allison McLean allisondmclean@yahoo.com

The 2018 Scotland County Highland Games

Brian Wood

Saturday, October 6th, North Carolina Rural Heritage Center, X-Way Road, Laurinburg, Scotland County, NC. http://www.carolina-highlandgames.com/entrtainment.html#goto-anchor-1495212805043 Judge: Sue Richards. For more information contact Allison McLean at allisondmclean@yahoo.com. Registration forms and additional information will be emailed.

The 60th Ligonier Highland Games

Brian Wood

Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd, 2018. Idlewild Park, Ligonier, PA. http://www.ligonierhighlandgames.org/2018-scottish-harping.html Judge and Workshop Leader Jo Morrison. For more information contact Melanie Sandrock. Entries must be postmarked by September 15th, 2018.

Member Events Page Added

We have added a page to post member’s events. If you would like to share your event with SHSA members, please send the information to liaison@shsa.org to have it posted.  You can find the page and the current events listing here.

US National Scottish Harp ChampionshipTM at Edinboro (PA) Highland Games

Brian Wood

September 6-9, 2018, Edinboro, PA. Sponsored by The Clan Currie Society. http://www.edinboro.edu/events/highland-games/competition-entries/harp.html Judges: Seumas Gagne, Distinguished Judge and Jo Morrison, Distinguished Judge. For more information contact Maia Chisholm at milady814@gmail.com

Evelyn’s travel blog

4/7/18 On Saturday we sadly had to head back toward Edinburgh to catch our flight home. On the way we saw more sheep with their lambs, and perhaps some cattle from afar. There was an old viaduct, and some horses again. There were a lot of nice and cozy-looking houses as well. We saw little waterfalls trickling over the rocks, …