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EFDSS Folk Education Development Day

On the 20th Nov, I attended the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) at the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading. I was excitedly nervous to go to my first EFDSS meeting and was intrigued by the meeting's…

The Easiest Way to Teach Kids

As you may well know, kids are great fun but sometimes a challenge to teach. Their minds wander within seconds from "oooh one of the strings is red" to "fire engines are red" to  "my favourite colour is yellow" and…

Types of Harp

Matt has written this blog post entirely from his general knowledge to teach you about other types of harp. An auto harp is a small harp on its side with buttons that when pressed mute the unwanted strings. This means…

The Witches at Rodborough Common

Have you seen our YouTube channel? We post new videos on there every month. This month we have a real life sighting on the witches at Rodborough Common! Check it out!

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.…

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