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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.…

King’s Lynn and Port Eliot Workshops

We've been busy this past week running workshops at different events. First was a day of workshops in the beautiful setting of All Saint's Church in King's Lynn. We had some fantastic musicians and really enjoyed the sessions. You can…

Our New Website!

Welcome to our new website. We're really excited about it, we think it looks great. Huge thanks to Luke Scudder at Tewktech and Enrica and Gabriele at Get Nashi. We'd love to hear what you think about it-drop us a line at…

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Our First Concert

We are proud to announce that our concert on 6th December went very well indeed. With lots of help from many wonderful people (name checked below) we created a lovely calm atmosphere and put on a concert that, judging by…

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