Harp Classes

Strengthen Your Rhythmic Core

Maeve Gilchrist
Saturday, November 10
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Develop your understanding of rhythm and strengthen your sense of time. Using ostinato-based exercises, break down syncopation into its simplest forms, tackling on-beats, offbeats, and hand independence. For all levels. Edinburgh-born harpist and composer Maeve Gilchrist is credited as an innovator on her native Celtic Harp (Clársach) due to her uniquely rhythmic and improvisational approach to the instrument. Currently based in Brooklyn NY, Maeve tours internationally as a solo artist and with a variety of artists including Nic Gareiss, Viktor Krauss, Edges of Light, Darol Anger, Ambrose Akinmusire, Nir Felder, Frankie Gavin, Esperanza Spalding, Tony Trischka, Alasdair Fraser, Solas, and Vardan Ovsepian. Maeve performed and taught at Dusty Strings' Harp Seattle 2016.

Harp Seattle 2018

Friday, October 5 - Sunday, October 7
$345 includes all-access pass to the weekend's workshops, concerts, and happenings

Click here to download booklet with workshop descriptions, artist bios, and more

Harp Seattle 2018 brings stellar performances and workshops to the region. Folk harp players, teachers, and enthusiasts gather to enjoy extraordinary musical performances, intimate workshops, and unforgettable experiences. Headlining are internationally renowned harpists Aryeh Frankfurter, Lisa Lynne, Martha Gallagher, and Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, as well as notable presenters from around the region including Catherine Madden, Monica Schley, Margaret Betts, Tudy McLain, and Ray Mooers. Open to all levels, from the beginner to advanced player. Ages 14 and up (please call (206) 634-1662 for more information about youth attendance.) Harp rentals and harp valet service available. One ticket to each concert is included with registration; additional concert tickets can be purchased here for Frankfurter & Lynn, or here for Gallagher & Ortiz. Once you register, you'll receive a welcome email with a link to a Google form to fill out your workshop preferences.