Please note we are not running the Community Orchestra at this time. If you’d like to find out about how to learn the harp then get in touch with us

We are proud to announce the Hands on Harps Community Orchestra. It is our aim to get together up to 10 people of all ages and walks of life who would like to have a go at learning the harp. We meet weekly and work on some tunes together. These sessions are open to any ages although an adult must accompany anyone under the age of 10 (accompanying adults can join in if they want). You do not need to be able to read music. You do not need to be able to play any instrument, all you need is enthusiasm and motivation. The community orchestra is a fun and sociable way to learn.

We have a unique way of funding the project so that it costs its members as little as possible. Each session is just £8 for a one hour group lesson. The orchestra plays concerts and community events, and any profits gained from such bookings are deducted from the lesson prices of future sessions of those who perform. This makes it the most affordable way out there to learn this beautiful instrument, because it is our aim to bring the harp and it’s beauty to as many people as possible.

If you want to take a harp home with you to practice then we can rent you one for £30 per month, so you don’t have to buy one to take part. If you already have your own harp just bring that along.

The group runs on Wednesdays, with beginners from 5.30-6.30 and intermediates 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Sessions are held at the Nailsworth Community Workshop, in the Nailsworth Subscription Rooms.

No one is too old, no one is too under experienced, no one is too tone deaf! We also cater for people with developmental or physical disabilities.

There are limited spaces so please book your space by calling Creag on 07961512428 or sending an email to

Come and be part of this adventure with us!

As an example of what complete beginners can achieve, this is what we managed to teach a group of people who had never touched a harp before in one hour at the Fowey Festival of Words and Music: