Hail the Harp! Opportunities for Players & Audiences!

Opportunities abound for harp players and harp audiences as part of Edinboro University’s Highland Games and Scottish Festival from September 7 – 10, 2017. Thursday, Sept. 7:  The Magic of the Harp.  International Folk Harpers Sharon Knowles and Carol Kappus will present an evening of traditional harp music, stories, and song from Ireland and Scotland.  7 – 9 PM.  Fairview …

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Brian Wood

The Harp workshop takes place on Friday, at 10:30 – 12:30. On Saturday, registration begins at 11:00, and the competition will start at 1:00. Pre-registration is available through the website: http://www.gmhg.org/harp.htm. Judge – Jen Narkevicius

Ohio Scottish Games

Brian Wood

Ohio Scottish Games Harp Competition will be held Saturday, 24 June. Information available on http://www.ohioscottishgames.

First Annual Scottish & Welsh+ HARP DAY A Success

Harp strings rang and sang out all day at a new cultural and educational Celtic event held in Fredericksburg on May 6th with harpers/harpists coming from as far away as Baltimore, MD, Goochland, VA, Richmond Area, VA along with locals from Port Royal and Spotsylvania. HARP DAY was coordinated by Marilyn G. Newman/President, Scottish & Welsh+ HARP DAY, Inc./ 501(c)(3), …

1ST Annual Scottish & Welsh + HARP DAY (SWHD) “Harp Competition”, “Try Harp” & “Harp Workshops”

Brian Wood

1ST Annual Scottish & Welsh+ HARP DAY (SWHD) “Harp Competition”, “Try Harp” & “Harp Workshops” in Fredericksburg. VA on May 6, 2017 A new cultural and educational Celtic event is being held in Fredericksburg, VA on Saturday, May 6th at the Homewood Suites by Hilton (near Expo Center).  Three(3) events make up the day: 1. “Scottish & Welsh+ HARP COMPETITION” …

Minnesota Scottish Harp Weekend

Sure to be our best year yet, the Minnesota Scottish Harp Weekend (MnSHW) will take place July 14-16, 2017 in St. Paul and Eagan. We are currently accepting donations for our fundraiser until February 17th. We can’t do it without your help, though!

New Website, New Logins

Welcome to the new SHSA.org for 2017! We have moved into individual usernames and passwords – if you have not received your new username and password, please use the Forgot Password function and enter the email we have for you on file. It may be that we don’t have the best email address for you, in that case contact liaison@shsa.org …

Winner of the 2016 Scottish Harp Society of America Tunewriting Competition Announced

This week the Scottish Harp Society of America proudly announced the winner of their very first Tunewriting Competition: An Anthem for the Clan Currie Society. The prize of $1000, furnished by SHSA, will be awarded to New Orleans harper and composer Eyler Coates. His prize-winning composition “The Old Bard of Stilligarry” will be arranged and performed in New York City …