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The 2016 International Harp Festival will be held at the beautiful San Damiano Retreat Center in Northern California. We will bring together many of the harp community’s best clinicians and performers. Our mission is to educate and inspire you and to connect you to harpists from around the globe.

The festival will include One Day Intensive workshops as well as numerous 1 - 2 hour workshops. Topics include healing harp, Celtic and world music, liturgical harp, improvisation, and much more.

You will have time throughout the day to shop for harps, music, and accessories, and meet and mingle with other participants, the performers, and facilitators.

Every evening you will enjoy concerts featuring harpists performing The Blues, Straight Ahead Jazz, World Music, Folk and Classical repertoire.

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Friday, May 27 • 9:15am - 10:30am
Globe-Trot with Your Harp LIMITED

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The Middle East and Asia have long harp histories, yet approach music very differently than in the West. This workshop introduces you to the dramatic and touching scales, textures, rhythms, forms and ornamentation of music from the Middle East and Asia. Spice up your Celtic arrangements by slipping in some sinuous Middle Eastern rhythms, add poignancy to your ornaments with Asian note bends (yes, they're possible!), finally make sense of Gregorian chant by delving into the free tempo of monophony...this workshop opens up so many new colors and possibilities for your current harping, regardless of what style you play. Come prepared to be inspired!

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Diana Rowan

An award-winning musical artist currently performing worldwide and recording both solo and in collaboration, Diana Rowan’s playing and compositions have unusual power and beauty derived from her ability to integrate the musical traditions of the many countries in which she has lived and traveled. Her forthcoming album As Above, So Below reflects recent travels throughout Asia, plus Diana’s PhD research in harp composition from... Read More →

Friday May 27, 2016 9:15am - 10:30am
  • Level All
  • Harp Required? Yes

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