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A Story From Our Travels

This week I would like to share with you a story. Before we decided to settle down and set up Hands on Harps, Morwenna and I spent 3 years living from our music and travelling all around the world. We…

Morwenna’s Harp Journey

I wanted to share a little bit of personal history with the harp: My father was a musician and keen that his children would love music also, but none of us three showed any interest, until I saw a man…

The Benefits of Learning the Harp

The Benefits of Learning an Instrument There are many reasons that people take up playing the harp. For most people, it’s because they want to be able to play it, because they know that not only will they be able…

How to Learn to Play the Harp

A Beginner’s Guide to the World of Harping   Who Should Play the Harp? Anyone that wants to should take up the harp. The harp is first and foremost an instrument of the people. From fancy orchestras to medieval Celtic…

We’re looking for a new harp maker!

We're sad to say that Charlie and Hannah will be moving on in April. It was a day that was always going to come, they came for just a month, and that was 18 months ago! They'll be off travelling…

Busking Adventures: Spanish Fishing

Here is an extract from our upcoming book about our travels "Itchy Feet, Smelly Socks" Rarely do you meet someone who makes you smile so wide your face aches. It was a warm afternoon in the Spanish town of Cordoba.…

We’re having a party!

Since coming back from our travels and setting up Hands on Harps in September 2013, we're happy to announce that we've now made 100 harps! Through plenty of blood, sweat, tears, loads of mistakes, celebrations and lessons, we've honed the…

Harpy New Year!

Hey all, a belated welcome to the new year from Hands on Harps! We're really excited about 2017, we've got loads of workshops planned, we're developing a new 34 string harp (watch this space) and we're improving our current model…

Welcome Charlie and Hannah, our new Workawayers

As usual I'm a month late in saying welcome to Charlie and Hannah! We've been so busy building a batch of harps that I haven't had time to post. Charlie is from Bridgwater and is a great guitarist-he's already taught…

Artwork From The Port Eliot Festival

Check this artwork by Jeff Firth. He was sat on a sofa happily working away on his iPad while the session was going on, and came over to us at the end to show what he had been working on.…

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