ST. PAUL & EAGAN, MINNESOTA | This year promises to be our best year yet, but we can’t do it without your help! Minnesota Scottish Harp Weekend (July 14-16, 2017) is currently accepting donations for our fundraiser until February 17th. If we meet our goal, the production of this event will continue as planned. If we don’t meet our goal, all donations and pre-purchases collected will be refunded, and we’ll set our sights on 2018 instead.
Make a Donation: http://minnesotascottishharp.org/donate
Donate and receive a gift in return? We’ve got that! Own a piece of wearable Scottish history by pre-purchasing a T-shirt to support our great event. This year’s intricate, limited-edition design is in the likeness of the Queen Mary harp. We are able to ship anywhere in the US or Canada. Like it? Don’t miss out! Get yours today.
This year we welcome our guest, Seumas Gagne, who will be featured in events all weekend long: two workshops (one for general public, and one for harpers), an evening concert, and of course judging for the SHSA sanctioned Scottish Harp Competition. We are looking forward to hearing his unique insight into Scottish Gaelic song literature.
The organizer Emily Taege says that “despite the state of Minnesota having a wealth of harp makers and harp players, we don’t have many low-pressure conferences to nurture friendships with other harpers of all ages and skill-levels. In addition to providing a special cultural experience for the general public, we also want to preserve the Scottish harping tradition; and that’s what this event is all about.”
Plans are still in development, but we hope to cap the weekend with a light brunch and free session (music jam) for any musician that would like to try their hand at playing with new people.
See a full lineup of our events at: http://minnesotascottishharp.org/schedule
Receive email alerts for our event: https://t.co/1PnvB87JZD
Hope to see you there!