US National Scottish Harp Championship(tm)

Brian Wood

Ohio Scottish Games – is hosting the US National Scottish Harp ChampionshipTM June 22 , 2019. Sue Richards, Distinguished Judge, Jen Narkevicius, Judge. More information available at: Plan to compete and stay for the Ohio Scottish Arts School ( Travel Scholarship applications due not later than 11:59 pm, 23 May, 2019.

SHSA Annual Meeting – 25 June

The SHSA Annual Meeting will be held after dinner in the Cafeteria on Tuesday, 25 June in conjunction with the Ohio Scottish Arts School (OSAS) at Oberlin College. All members are welcome to attend. If you are not attending OSAS, please contact no later than 20 June to arrange access to the campus and notification of the specific start …

Spring/Summer 2019

Inside this IssueLetter from the editor. . . .2 Letter from the president. . . .3 List of 201 9 competitions. . . .4 Important dates. . . .5 New competition rules for 2020. . . .6 Untitled Tune: . . .1 4 Travel Scholarship Report. . . .1 7 Tune: Who’s For Bubbly?. . . .20 Noteworthy News (members’ …

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Brian Wood

Presented by the Greenville Scottish Games at Furman University (South Carolina) Saturday, May 25th, 2019. This is not a competition but will host an inaugural Harp presence. For more informiaotn on the games, go to the website: If you’d like more information on the harp event, contact

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Brian Wood

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games – The harp competition at Grandfather Mountain will be part of the 64th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, to be held July 11-14, 2019 at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain near Linville, NC. Judge TBA. Harp information will be available at

Scottish+Welsh Day – Fredericksburg, VA

Brian Wood

Sharon Knowles is judging. Coordinator Marilyn hopes you are getting yourself ready for a fun day! And she strongly encourages you to come, even if you choose not to compete because there will be an afternoon workshop/harp circle and harp petting zoo. This event is growing and includes The Virginia Harp Center sponsoring the Awards Certificates for *Youth Harpist of …

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. Judge: Jen Narkevicius. For more information contact Elizabeth Dechent

46th Annual Stone Mountain Highland Games

Brian Wood

October 19 – 21, 2018, Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta GA. Judge: Jen Narkevicius. For more information contact