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  • 25 Jan 2021 3:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Harp Weekend April 24-26,


    Sunderland College, Henderson, Auckland


    Currently we are taking expressions of interest (you can express your interest here; https://forms.gle/jycR9y8AiPXQUcB87 ) for an intensive weekend of harp music with a focus on harp technique with Carolyn Mills and ensemble skills.  More details for anyone who hasn't been before https://harpenz.weebly.com


    It's twenty years since the first Harp Weekend - we had 16 attendees, and our venue was a set of classrooms at Mt Roskill Grammar School. Not much has changed - plenty of music, good company and biscuits!


    This weekend of workshops is for all ages and stages of harping, and we can arrange harps to borrow, and even accommodation with other harpists if you give plenty of notice of your intention to attend.


    Any questions?? please contact Anna 

  • 25 Jan 2021 1:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NZ Harp Holiday Performance Competition Winners

    A huge thanks to those who entered the Holiday Music Competition!

    For this competition we opened the voting up to the members of the Harp Society, who chose their favourite four performances across the whole group.

    And the winners are………

    Glenys George (In the Bleak Midwinter)

    Aleesha Kiing (Feliz Navidad)

    Olya Ostasheva (To Drive the Cold Winter Away)

    Juno Ruddenklau (Silent Night)

    A big thanks and congratulations to all who entered the competition - the performances are really lovely, and show great talent and variety. The videos can still be seen on the NZ Harp Performance Competition Youtube Channel, along with all the previous competition entries.

  • 02 Oct 2020 8:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     CALLING ALL HARPERS FAR AND WIDE

    Celebrate #HarpDay2020 with us!

    Pre-record a 3-4 minute video of yourself playing a tune and send it to info@harpireland.ie

    See your video online at www.harpireland.ie on Lá na Cruite, Harp Day, Saturday 17 October 2020.

     Video File format: MP4.

     Closing date: Sunday 4th October 2020.

    Fáilte roimh chách. Seinnigí linn.

    Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

    Arts Council Ireland


  • 30 Sep 2020 12:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Taranaki Women’s Refuge are currently organizing a live Art Auction fundraiser for November the 13th.

    They would simply love a harp player to perform during their art works viewing time from 6pm-7pm please.

    If you would like to chat about it feel free to flick Shona Smith a message, text or call 0220878600, or email relationships@taranakiwomensrefuge.co.nz.


  • 09 Sep 2020 2:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Michele Velvin, member, composer and harpist has just finished uploading most of her old and her new music to her website. It's all instant PDF downloads and very easy.

    Here's the link to it below:


    https://www.michellevelvin.com/shop.html


  • 13 Aug 2020 9:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A huge congratulations to all the entrants in the 2020 NZ Harp Performance Competition - the results are back from the Judges....

    The results are back from the Judges - Alexander Rider (UK), Rachel Hair (Scotland), Yi Jin (Auckland) and Tiffany Baker (Wellington).

    The winners are:

    Initial/Grade 1 winner.   Yuxuan Wang playing "Kumbaya"(Judged by Tiffany Baker) Kindly donated by Matariki Practice

    Grade 2/3 winner.     Aleesha Kiing - playing "Southwind/Innisheer" (Judged by Yi Jin) kindly donated by Rhiannon Swift

    Grade 4/5 winner.     Alison Wang playing "Waiting" (Judged by Rachel Hair) kindly donated by Derek Neutze

    Grade 6/7 winner.     Layla Sudol playing "Nataliana" (Judged by Alex Rider) Kindly donated by Carter Harps Australia

    Giving it the Jandal winner  - Ella Au playing "Greensleeves"   Kindly donated by Jac Field

    First Timers Winner.      Ben Thomas playing "Young Horse Reel"    Kindly donated by Maria Oxnam

    Fay Mills Award for Outstanding Achievement - to be announced.

    The YouTube playlist for the 2020 performances https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCmJzW7PGzHd0jOq05qyFRdvq522TJy4P

    And the playlist for all the winners (since 2015) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCmJzW7PGzHe6N5B-8MIF2TP2QCDura4V

    Lots of lovely, lovely harp music here.....

    Enjoy!!!

    Anna


  • 26 May 2020 4:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Have you been thinking about joining in on the NZ Harp Performance Competition?  Registrations will open on 1 July 2020.  See https://www.annadunwoodie.co.nz/nz-harp-perf-comp.html for the details, and videos of prior winners!

  • 08 Apr 2020 3:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi friends! You might enjoy another streaming event this evening at 7.30, from the NZSO in our current lockdown mode :) 

    This one also features a harp solo, written by the Wellington composer Helen Fisher. And some wonderful performances by my lovely woodwind playing colleagues. 


    Hope that you are well and peaceful in these strange days. 


    Warm wishes 


    Carolyn 



    https://live.nzso.co.nz/


  • 07 Dec 2019 10:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I have just been informed by Lyon & Healy that there will be a price increase on their harps on 1st Jan 2020.   Harps ordered prior to this will be at the current listed price rather than the new increased price.

  • 01 Oct 2019 2:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From their website:

    "Basically, we are going to do a series of concerts throughout New Zealand while we hike Te Araroa, with the idea being to walk to each concert. We’re currently in spread-sheeting heaven, investigating and drawing up a list of venues that are close to the hike. Mickey toured both islands back in 2016 with his band The Squeezebox Trio, so we've already got some great contacts. Through traveling and touring we have both found that the best times are when you tap into community; it’s a much more organic experience, music seems to give people license to open up and welcome a cultural exchange."  

    For gig information see https://www.mickeymichelle.com/gigs.html to see the list of where and when.  

    For other information see: https://www.mickeymichelle.com/

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