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Perth Harp Festival

  • 04 Oct 2019
  • 06 Oct 2019
  • Perth, Western Australia

The Harp Society of Western Australia is proud to present the first Perth Harp Festival!

The Festival will be headlined by world-renowned harpist Alice Giles, who will take masterclasses and group lessons, as well as leading two ensembles, one of which will play in the Harp Celebration concert to be held at the end of the Festival. A line-up of wonderful Australian and international harpists will host a range of workshops for harpists of all ages and abilities. The music produced in some of these workshops will also be featured in the concert, giving many Festival participants an opportunity to play together for an adoring audience.

Click on this link for the flyer: Perth Harp Festival A5 Flyer

Click on this link for the schedule: Perth Harp Festival 2019 Schedule - TO BE CONFIRMED

Please note that small changes and room allocations may be made before the event.

Trybooking online booking page: https://www.trybooking.com/BECEV


Friday 4 October 8:30am–5pm

Saturday 5 October 8:30am-5pm

Sunday 6 October 8:30am-3:30pm (including Harp Celebration Concert 2pm-3:30pm)

Participants can book for 1,2 or 3 days.


Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, 2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley

Ticketed visitor parking is available in the visitor parking lot and along Bradford St on Friday. This parking is free on Saturday and Sunday. Harps can be dropped off at the stage door. You will be given a map before the Festival.


3 day ticket for Harp Society members: $200

1 day ticket for Harp Society members: $75 (purchase tickets for each day if two dates are required)

3 day ticket for non-members $230

1 day ticket for non-members: $105 (purchase tickets for each day if two dates are required)

Entry to the Harp Celebration concert is free for Festival participants.

Membership to the Harp Society is $30 per year or $80 for three years. If you would like to become a member before booking for the Festival (and enjoy the members’ price) you can download a membership form (New Membership Application Form 2019-20) to fill out and post in or email to harpsocietywa@gmail.com.


Online bookings can be made through Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/BECEV

If you would like pay by direct transfer or cheque, contact the Harp Society at harpsocietywa@gmail.com or PO Box 2220, Carlisle North, CARLISLE WA 6101

Sales and information stalls will be held in the Green room on Saturday from 10:30am-1:30pm and on Sunday from 10:30am-2:00pm. Members of the public are very welcome to visit the stalls. The stalls will include businesses with harps for sale, representatives of the Australian Therepeutic Harpists Association (ATHA), harp services for hire and more. If you have a harp-related business to advertise, a new or second-hand harp to sell or something else that could be advertised at the stalls, email harpsocietywa@gmail.com.

Harp Celebration Concert - Sunday 6 October 2:00-3:30pm

The Harp Celebration concert will be held in the WAAPA Music Auditorium at the end of the Festival. The concert will feature world-renowned harpist, Alice Giles, local harpists, participants of some Festival workshops and the Concert Ensemble, who will work with Alice Giles during the Festival. The concert is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to perform alongside their peers and some incredible professional harpists for a friendly, enthusiastic audience. We hope that lots of Festival participants will take up this amazing opportunity.

Members of the public can arrive from 12:30pm to visit the information and sales stalls in the Green Room and try playing harps that will be made available by members of the Harp Society.

Entry to the concert is free for Festival participants. If family or friends of the harpists would like to attend it may be wise to book early as tickets may book out before the Festival.

Adults: $30

Concession card holders and Friends of the Academy (WAAPA): $20

Children 12 years and under: Free

Tickets can be bought at Trybooking. Click on this link: https://www.trybooking.com/BECHK

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