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Tip of the Week...

Check in weekly for tips and tricks from the pros!

Tip: Have fun with your music making. If you aren't having fun, you're doing something wrong (and I'm not talking about wrong notes!). Play the music that excites you, not the songs that you "should" know because they are the songs that everyone else plays. Play the instrument that YOU like (sound, looks, and feel), not the one that everyone else plays. You probably aren't making a living at playing your instrument - even the most famous performers often have day jobs, too. Play because you enjoy it.

-Richard Ash

 

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2/22/15

Where is the HG Gnome and New "Tip of the Week"...

So, Phyllis H. has done it again, finding the HG Gnome for about the millionth time (OK, that might be a slight exaggeration!!). Anne R. was right behind Phyllis, but just a bit late I'm afraid...Sorry Anne : (

Well, our crafty little Gnome is out and about again, so see if you can find him and get entered to win some free nights at the Heritage Inn!

Next, a new "Tip of the Week" has been posted. This week, words of wisdom from our friend Richard Ash, owner of Folkcraft Instruments, about having fun and enjoying your music!

Finally, the schedule for the 2015 Harp Gathering is now posted and ready for your preusal, so cruze on by the Schedule page and have a look as there are lots of great things happening - WooHooooooooo!!!!!!

All for now and as always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!!!

 

2/9/15

Concerts...

A quick note to let all of our Harp Gatherlings know that the Concerts page is posted with all of our performs, so cruze on by and check it out!

More to come and as always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!!!

 

2/8/15

The HG Gnome has moved again, New Tip of The Week, Credit Cards Accepted...

The HG Gnome has, yet again, been found and congrats goes to Anne R. for finding our shrewd little buddy again! He's on the move so lets see who finds him this time (isn't this a ball - heehee!).

A new "Tip of the Week" is posted. Lynda Kuckenbrod has some great advise for coloring your tuning levers!

Something that occurred to us, here at Harp Gathering H.Q. is that we are able and do take credit cards! So, if that makes it easier for you to budget, please give us a call at the phone number listed on the Contact Us page. It only takes a couple minutes over the phone and we can get you signed up, no problem! All you will have to do from there is print out the registration form located on the Registration page, fill it out and indicate that you paid by credit card, and send it to us. We are working on making credit card processing on the website available but in the meantime, give us a call and we will take care of you!

Ok, well, stay tuned and check back often as we will have more great things to share!

As always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!!!

 

1/26/15

Wow...The HG Gnome - Found...

So, our crafty little HG Gnome dared you Harp Gatherlings to find him and you responded with vigor! Well done Debbie F. for finding him - WooHoo!!! He was so surprised at being found, so soon, that he ran off to find another hiding place. I guess the games are afoot, so see if you can locate him in his new hideaway : )

As always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!

 

1/26/15

New "Tip of the Week" posted, Where is The HG Gnome now, Workshop titles/descriptions, and Much, Much More...

Greetings to all, lots to share with you this week!

We have a new "Tip of the Week" posted this week. Great advise from Kim Robertson about proper warm-ups before a performance.

Next, Phyllis H. has taken a commanding lead in the "Find the HG Gnome" contest, so a big congrats to her! All of you other Harp Gatherlings better get busy and give Phyllis a run for her money (or room nights - heehee). The HG Gnome is on the move again and is just daring you to find him : )

We have a bunch of workshop titles and descriptions posted so cruze on by the Workshops page and have a look. There are some awesome subjects for everyone to enjoy and learn more about - WooHoo!!!!

For any of you Harp Gatherlings that aren't able to attend the whole 2015 Harp Gathering, but have time for a day trip, we have a daily registration form posted on the Registration page so come join us for a day (We're fun folks to hang with!!!).

All of us here at Harp Gathering H.Q. are pleased to announce that the vendor hall is at capacity and we have no more room for any other vendors in 2015, but, and "I do say But," there is another opportunity for all of you other vendors who couldn't make it this year to have a "Low Cost" presence at this year's Harp Gathering. You need to advertise in our souvenir program! This program will contain information about event scheduling, workshops, and instructor & performer bios and will be passed out to all registrants of The Harp Gathering. Ad cost are extremely reasonable and it is a great way to be a part of our ever expanding festival. For more information, go to the Advertising page.

Finally, don't forget about the "Super Early Bird Registration Bonus" to receive a SNARK Chromatic Clip-on tuner "ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!" See the details above, in the black box, as this opportunity is ending after January 31, 2015. Don't be the only on to get left out as this is an incredible tuner. I keep one in each of my instrument cases and it is one of the most accurate tuners I've ever used!!! You will love it, so get those registrations sent in, postmarked by January 31st.

Well, that's about it for now, but keep checking back for more, and as always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!!!!!

 

1/21/15

Where is The HG Gnome now and New "Tip of the Week"...

So, congrats, yet again, to Phyllis H. for finding our little buddy, the HG Gnome. Phyllis is racking up a ton of entries in the find The Harp Gathering Gnome contest. Remember folks, there are 2 free standard room nights at the Sauder Heritage Inn, up for grabs so don't get left out! Now, go find our precocious little friend and here are the rules in case you missed them:

The Rules (again, I really should find a permanant place for these!):

All you have to do is find The Harp Gathering Gnome somewhere on the Harp Gathering website (again, the picture below does not count!). He might be in plain view, among the text on one of The Harp Gathering website pages, or maybe he might include himself in one of the many pictures found here. You never know where he might turn up! Once you find the Harp Gathering Gnome, all you have to do is go to the "contact us" page and fill out the form, include where you found the Harp Gathering Gnome in the comment section, and submit it. If you are the first Harp Gatherling to submit your answer, with the correct location, you will be placed in a drawing for 2 free standard room nights (15-16 May 2015) at the Sauder Heritage Inn. You must be a full harp registrant to collect your prize which will be drawn on Friday night, May 15th, 2015 at the opening concert. After the Harp Gathering Gnome is found he will move to another location and the fun starts all over again with all of our Harp Gatherlings searching for our playful little Harp Gathering Gnome. You are free to enter as many times as you like (the more you enter, the better your odds of winning!).

Next, we have a new "Tip of the Week" posted. Great advice fron our Operations Manager, Kim Adamson about playing with others : )

Well, stay tuned as it just keeps getting better and as always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!

 

1/18/15

Really Quick Blog...

Ok, so our 2015 presenters are starting to submit their workshop titles and descriptions and we have posted what we have received so far from: Frank Voltz, Richard Ash, and Lynda Kuckenbrod. So cruze on over to the "Workshops" page and check'em out for yourself : )

Check back real soon as the HG Gnome will be on the move again and another "Tip of The Week" will be posted!!!

Oh, don't forget to get your registrations in to be a part of the "Super Early Bird Registration" and receive a brand new SNARK chromatic tuner (See details in the Black Box Above!).

As always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering... : )

 

1/7/15

Happy New Year with Lots to Share...

Well, it is the beginning of a New Year and a new Harp Gathering for 2015, can you believe it!!!

Ok, lots of stuff to share, now where to begin!?!?

Well first, a reminder to all of you Harp Gatherlings not to miss out on your chance to sign up for the "Super Early Bird Registration Bonus," and in addition to saving $100 of the On-site full harpist registration, receive, absolutely free, a brand new SNARK chromatic tuner. Be sure to check out the details above to find out how to take advantage of this super awesome opportunity!!!

Next, a new "Tip of the Week" has been posted with some great tuning advise from The Master, Mr. Frank Voltz. Be sure to have a look as Frank always has great ideas to pass along!

Congratulations again to Phyllis H. for finding our rascally little gnome this week. It seems we have a barn burner going between Phyllis H. and Anne R., great job ladies as you have multiple entries to win those standard room nights at the Heritage Inn on 15-16 May 2015 (See full contest details posted on the 12/29/14 blog!!). Now, we are getting a lot of folks finding our crafty little HG Gnome but you've got to be quick because both Phyllis and Anne are on a mission and they're holding everyone to a high standard! The HG Gnome has found a new hiding place so let us see who will find him first this week : )

We do have new teachers posted to the "Harp Teacher Finder" page so if you're trying to find a teacher in your area, keep an eye on this page, as it is always growing! Also, if you are a teacher who would like to be included on this page, just fill out the form on our contact page with your contact information or send us an e-mail and we'd be happy to add you!

Another Reminder: Do be sure to call the Sauder Heritage Inn and make your room reservations as our block of rooms are filling up quickly. For Room Reservations Call the Inn at (800) 590-9755 or (419) 445-6408 and give them the Harp Gathering booking ID #4202. Standard rooms are only $99 plus tax and Deluxe Rooms are only $120 plus tax. If you're coming with a friend you both can share a room and save even more $$$.

So, that's about it for now. All of you Harp Gatherlings out there, join in and help all of us at Harp Gathering H.Q. reach our New Year's Resolution of having the Biggest and the Best Harp Gathering ever and as always...

We look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!!!

 

12/29/14

New "Tip of the Week," The HG Gnome is on the move, More Harp Teachers Listed, and a New Year's Giveaway...

Well, all of us here at Harp Gathering H.Q. hope that you folks had a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of goodies and presents galore.

As expected, the New "Tip of the Week" is posted and ready for your perusal. Great suggestions about how to break down and learn runs from none other than the Harp Gathering's own Denise Grupp-Verbon.

Next, Congratulations to Phyllis H. for finding the HG Gnome. That crafty little guy is on the move again and has found a new hiding place and is just daring you to come find him first, so be on the look out and get your chance to be entered in the "Find the HG Gnome Contest" to win 2 standard room nights at the Sauder Heritage Inn.

The Rules (I really should find a permanant place for these!):

All you have to do is find The Harp Gathering Gnome somewhere on the Harp Gathering website (again, the picture below does not count!). He might be in plain view, among the text on one of The Harp Gathering website pages, or maybe he might include himself in one of the many pictures found here. You never know where he might turn up! Once you find the Harp Gathering Gnome, all you have to do is go to the "contact us" page and fill out the form, include where you found the Harp Gathering Gnome in the comment section, and submit it. If you are the first Harp Gatherling to submit your answer, with the correct location, you will be placed in a drawing for 2 free standard room nights (15-16 May 2015) at the Sauder Heritage Inn. You must be a full harp registrant to collect your prize which will be drawn on Friday night, May 15th, 2015 at the opening concert. After the Harp Gathering Gnome is found he will move to another location and the fun starts all over again with all of our Harp Gatherlings searching for our playful little Harp Gathering Gnome. You are free to enter as many times as you like (the more you enter, the better your odds of winning!).

Oh, we have posted more Harp Teachers on our "Harp Teacher Finder" page, so if you are looking for an instructor in your area, keep an eye on this page as it is always growing!

Finally, in celebration of the new year and just because we are incredibly awesome folks, here at the Harp Gathering, we are doing a SUPER EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION give away - WooHoo!!!

Snark Tuner given away for super early bird registration at the 2015 Harp Gathering

Snark tuner shown on the Lewis Creek HG-38 Lever Harp.

SUPER EARLY BIRD
REGISTRATION BONUS!

Every harpist registrant who sends their full festival registration form and check postmarked on or before January 31, 2015 will get a brand new, chromatic SNARK tuner!

You will receive your tuner when you arrive at The 2015 Harp Gathering in May. Retail value: $39.00!

You will love this handy tuner. You can choose to use the built-in microphone or the vibration sensor. It has a Tap Tempo Metronome, Pitch Calibration, Flat tuning/Transpose functions, a Full Color Display that rotates 360 degrees for easy viewing, and it comes with a handy little black bag to carry it in!

So, do not delay, send in your Harp Gathering, 2015 registration today!

 

 

Well, that's it for now and always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!

 

12/25/14

A Very Merry Christmas to All...From all of us at The Harp Gathering!

Merry Christmas from The Harp Gathering and Santa!

 

12/22/14

New "Tip of the Week," The HG Gnome is on the move, and Another New Vendor...

Boy, I gotta tell you, the holidays are great but they sure do make it challenging to stay on top of things!

So, we have a new "Tip of the Week" posted. Some great advise on improvising from Sharon Thormahlen!

Next, a BIG CONGRATS to Anne R., for yet again, finding our crafty little HG Gnome. He is up to his mischief again and has found another hiding place, so make sure to find him first for your chance to be entered in the "find the HG Gnome Contest" to win 2 standard room nights at the Sauder Heritage Inn.

Here are the Rules:

All you have to do is find The Harp Gathering Gnome somewhere on the Harp Gathering website (again, the picture below does not count!). He might be in plain view, among the text on one of The Harp Gathering website pages, or maybe he might include himself in one of the many pictures found here. You never know where he might turn up! Once you find the Harp Gathering Gnome all you have to do is go to the "contact us" page and fill out the form, include where you found the Harp Gathering Gnome in the comment section, and submit it. If you are the first Harp Gatherling to submit your answer, with the correct location, you will be placed in a drawing for 2 free standard room nights (15-16 May 2015) at the Sauder Heritage Inn. You must be a full harp registrant to collect your prize which will be drawn on Friday night, May 15th, 2015 at the opening concert. After the Harp Gathering Gnome is found he will move to another location and the fun starts all over again with all of our Harp Gatherlings searching for our playful little Harp Gathering Gnome. You are free to enter as many times as you like (the more you enter, the better your odds of winning!).

Finally, We are pleased to welcome Virginia Harp Center back in 2015 as a vendor for The Harp Gathering. Dave D'Arville always has a great assortment of harps, music, and accessories, so be sure to stop by his booth and shop 'til you drop - WooHoo!!!

We are working on some more exciting things to be anounced soon, so stay tuned...

... and as always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!

 

12/11/14

New Vendors, New "Tip of the Week," and Where is the HG Gnome now....

Lot's of new news to share this week!!!

First, We have two new vendors to post this week. Music Makers will be returning in 2015 and they are going to be bringing a boat load of great stuff for you all to enjoy, so be sure to stop by their booth! We are excited to announce that Marini Harps will be joining us for the first time in 2015 - WooHoo!!! If you've never had the opportunity to see their harps in person you are in for a rare treat. Their harps are absolutely gorgeous and they have a really wide selection to choose from.

Next, the new "Tip of the Week" is posted and this week we have words of wisdom from, none other then, the feisty Martha Gallagher. See what she has to say about the gift of transposition : )

Finally, a big congrats to Phyllis H. for finding our little friend, The HG Gnome. He's certainly making the rounds on the Harp Gathering website! Well, he has again found another hiding place so be the first to find him and get your chance to be entered in the "find the HG Gnome Contest" to win 2 standard room nights at the Sauder, Heritage Inn. Here are the rules in case you're wondering:

All you have to do is find The Harp Gathering Gnome somewhere on the Harp Gathering website (again, the picture below does not count!). He might be in plain view, among the text on one of The Harp Gathering website pages, or maybe he might include himself in one of the many pictures found here. You never know where he might turn up! Once you find the Harp Gathering Gnome all you have to do is go to the "contact us" page and fill out the form, include where you found the Harp Gathering Gnome in the comment section, and submit it. If you are the first Harp Gatherling to submit your answer, with the correct location, you will be placed in a drawing for 2 free standard room nights (15-16 May 2015) at the Sauder Heritage Inn. You must be a full harp registrant to collect your prize which will be drawn on Friday night, May 15th, 2015 at the opening concert. After the Harp Gathering Gnome is found he will move to another location and the fun starts all over again with all of our Harp Gatherlings searching for our playful little Harp Gathering Gnome. You are free to enter as many times as you like (the more you enter, the better your odds of winning!).

Be sure to stay tuned as we are going to have some exciting news coming soon!!!!

As always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!

 

12/03/14

New "Tip of the Week" and where's our little friend gone next...

Ok, so Thanksgiving got us a bit behind but we are back up to date! See our next "Tip of the Week" with some great advise from none other than Harpist Extraordinaire, Kim Robertson! Great advise on playing your best, and by the way, who was that retired film star???

Next, congrats to Cherrie M. for finding the HG Gnome. He has now found a new hiding place so see if you can find him first and get entered in our "Find the HG Gnome" contest : )

We are pleased to announce that Lynda Kuckenbrod from Therapy Harp Training Program has graciously offered to sponsor the Friday evening reception - WooHoo!!!! Thanks Lynda for being such a strong supporter of The Harp Gathering : )

Oh, calling all harp teachers far and wide. All of you harp instructors, send us your contact information and we will post it to our "Harp Teacher Finder" page. It's absolutely free of cost, all we ask is, if possible, that you link back to our webiste at www.harpgathering.com. That will take anyone who clicks on the link on your site right to this page that you're currently reading. We certainly want to connect prospective students and quality harp instructors with one another, as part of the Harp Gathering's mission is to teach!

Well that's it for now...so be sure to check back often.

As always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!

 

11/22/14

The Next "Tip of the Week" is posted and The HG Gnome is on the move...

Check out the new "Tip of the Week." Great advise from Sharon and Dave Thormahlen about changing your harp strings.

Also, A BIG CONGRATS to Anne R. for finding the Harp Gathering Gnome not once but 2 times in a row, Great Job - WooHoo!!! Our Crafty little friend has found another hiding place so go see if you find him first and get entered in the HG Gnome contest. As a recap, here are the rules:

All you have to do is find The Harp Gathering Gnome somewhere on the Harp Gathering website (again, the picture below does not count!). He might be in plain view, among the text on one of The Harp Gathering website pages, or maybe he might include himself in one of the many pictures found here. You never know where he might turn up! Once you find the Harp Gathering Gnome all you have to do is go to the "contact us" page and fill out the form, include where you found the Harp Gathering Gnome in the comment section, and submit it. If you are the first Harp Gatherling to submit your answer, with the correct location, you will be placed in a drawing for 2 free standard room nights (15-16 May 2015) at the Sauder Heritage Inn. You must be a full harp registrant to collect your prize which will be drawn on Friday night, May 15th, 2015 at the opening concert. After the Harp Gathering Gnome is found he will move to another location and the fun starts all over again with all of our Harp Gatherlings searching for our playful little Harp Gathering Gnome. You are free to enter as many times as you like (the more you enter, the better your odds of winning!).

Finally, All of us at Harp Gathering HQ are pleased to anounce that the the "Harp Teacher Finder" page is now launched and ready for you to find a teacher in your area. For all of you Harp Teachers, the Harp Gathering is offering an ongoing list of Harp Teachers by geographic location. The purpose is to connect eager harp students with quality harp instructors in every corner of the world. All harp teachers are encouraged to send us their contact information and location so we can post it for all. There is no charge for this listing however, if available, it would be much appreciated if harp teachers would link back to this Harp Gathering website page from their website. Just go to our contact page and fill out our form or send us an email!

Well that's it for now, so go find that shifty little Gnome and get entered to win!

As always we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!

 

11/16/14

A new "TIp of the Week" and where is that sneaky little HG Gnome...

First, Enjoy a new "Tip of the Week" from Richard Ash of Folkcraft Music. He has some great advise on practicing!

Next, congrats to Anne R. for locating the HG Gnome. He has, again, found another hiding place and is just waiting for one lucky Harp Gatherling to locate him, so peruse the HG website and see if you can find him.

Finally, do be sure to call the Sauder Heritage Inn and make your room reservations as our block of rooms seems to be filling up rather quickly. For Room Reservations Call the Inn at (800) 590-9755 or (419) 445-6408 and give them the Harp Gathering booking ID #4202. Standard rooms are only $99 plus tax and Deluxe Rooms are only $120 plus tax. If you're coming with a friend you both can share a room and save even more $$$. That way you will have more to spend, on yourself, in our wonderful Vendor Hall - lots music, accessories, and most importantly HARPS...WooHoo!!!!

Ok, so get going and find that pesky little HG Gnome and remember...

We look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!

 

11/13/14

The HG Gnome is on the move...

Congratulations to Lara H. for being the first to find the HG Gnome. She now has one entry in the "Find the Harp Gathering Gnome" contest. Our sneaky little friend has moved to a new location so go find him and get yourself entered to win : )

Oh, make sure to refresh your internet browser so as to be sure to get the most current updated Harp Gathering pages!

On another note, be on the lookout for a new tip to be posted soon!!!

All for now.

As always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!

 

11/8/14

It's Time...

Ok, all of our Harp Gatherlings, the Harp Gathering Gnome is on the prowl, so let the games begin - WooHoo!!!

See the rules below : )

 

11/7/14

New Tip of the Week...

Ok, we ar on time this week with the "Tip of the Week" WooHoo!! This week's tip is from Ray Pool and is good advise on how to talk and play at the same time. Have a look, it will only take a minute : )

Also, don't forget that tomorrow November 8th, our little Harp Gathering Gnome will start his mischief, traveling around the Harp Gathering website. All you have to do is find The Harp Gathering Gnome somewhere on the Harp Gathering website (again, the picture below does not count!). He might be in plain view, among the text on one of The Harp Gathering website pages, or maybe he might include himself in one of the many pictures found here. You never know where he might turn up! Once you find the Harp Gathering Gnome all you have to do is go to the "contact us" page and fill out the form, include where you found the Harp Gathering Gnome in the comment section, and submit it. If you are the first Harp Gatherling to submit your answer, with the correct location, you will be placed in a drawing for 2 free standard room nights (15-16 May 2015) at the Sauder Heritage Inn. You must be a full harp registrant to collect your prize which will be drawn on Friday night, May 15th, 2015 at the opening concert. After the Harp Gathering Gnome is found he will move to another location and the fun starts all over again with all of our Harp Gatherlings searching for our playful little Harp Gathering Gnome. You are free to enter as many times as you like (the more you enter, the better your odds of winning!).

That's all for now

As always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!

 

10/31/14

Catching up...Finally!!!

Well, we have got some explaining to do as we have not posted a "Tip of the Week" for two weeks now (shame on us!) However, just to make good we have posted two "Tips of the Week" in order to make up it! We really weren't being lazy, just very busy with some very exciting things that we will now share with you : )

First, we have been getting a great many of you Harp Gatherlings asking where the 2015 registration form is. We don't ordinaraly post it until around December but...since we have had so many of you asking for it we have listened and now have the full registration form posted on the registration page. We will be posting the single day registration form shortly! Thanks you for so much interest, and I must say we have a stellar lineup for 2015 with Frank Voltz, Kim Robertson, Martha Gallagher, Sharon & Dave Thormahlen, TAPESTRY and none other than, The Legendary, Ray Pool...WooHoo!!!

Next, Denise and I just got back from North Carolina where we were working with Jeff Lewis to promote the HG Harp line that Jeff, Denise and I developed together. With my design background, Denise's ear, and Jeff's mastery of luthery and harp design, we have come up with a beautiful professional line of harps that just keep getting better and better! Denise and I will be working regularly with Jeff from this point on as our contract with Heartland Harps has come to an end. Be on the look out for us in your area as we want to share the beauty and sound of the extraordinary HG Harp Line by Lewis Creek Instruments! Oh, and on that same note, Jeff at Lewis Creek Instruments will be providing the Grand Prize Harp for the 2015 Harp Gathering so stay tuned for more details!

The Harp Gathering Gnome at The 2015 Harp Gathering, Sauder Village, Herritage Inn in  Archbold Ohio.So, I'd like to introduce you to our new little friend. Please meet The Harp Gathering Gnome. He will be traveling around the Harp Gathering website making sure all is well and keeping all of us on our toes. Now, he is a bit mischievous and likes to play games, so in order to keep him happy all of us at Harp Gathering H.Q. have come up with a fun little game that not only will keep The Harp Gathering Gnome occupied, but will also include all of our Harp Gatherlings in the fun too.

Here is how it works, the Harp Gathering Gnome will start his travels around the Harp Gathering website on Saturday, November 8th. Your job is to find The Harp Gathering Gnome somewhere on the Harp Gathering website (this picture on the left does not count!). He might be in plain view, among the text on one of The Harp Gathering website pages, or maybe he might include himself in one of the many pictures found here. You never know where he might turn up... HeeHeeHee... Once you find the Harp Gathering Gnome all you have to do is go to the "contact us" page and fill out the form, include where you found the Harp Gathering Gnome in the comment section, and submit it. If you are the first Harp Gatherling to submit your answer, with the correct location, you will be placed in a drawing for 2 free standard room nights (15-16 May 2015) at the Sauder Heritage Inn. You must be a full harp registrant to collect your prize which will be drawn on Friday night, May 15th, 2015 at the opening concert. After the Harp Gathering Gnome is found he will move to another location and the fun starts all over again with all of our Harp Gatherlings searching for our playful little Harp Gathering Gnome. You are free to enter as many times as you like (the more you enter, the better your odds of winning!). That's all there is to it!

So, stay tuned and visit the Harp Gathering website often as we always like to have you visit!

As always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!

 

10/16/14

Introducing "Tip of The Week," here on the Harp Gathering website....

All of us here at Harp Gathering H.Q. are excited and pleased to announce that we will be posting a "Tip of the Week" from the pros. So, what this means is that all of our instructors, performers, and Harp Gathering staff will be submitting tips and each week we will post them in the "Tip of theWeek" box at the top of this page. Be sure to check back each week to see the lateset "Tip of the Week" and to see all of the other developments in store for the Harp Gathering in 2015!

Just an FYI, Thormahlen Harps has been added to the vendor list and includes a link to their website. Be sure to check them out as Sharon and Dave not only will be vendors at the Harp Gathering but will also be performers and instructors as well.

Stay tuned as there is always more to come and as always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!

 

10/6/14

Performer/Instructor Bios Posted...

We are pleased to announce that all the performer and instructor bios are posted and ready for your perusal.

We will be starting to work on getting workshop titles and descriptions up really soon, so stay tuned!

We look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!

 

9/8/14

The 2015 Performer/ Instructor lineup is complete...

We are pleased to announce the the 2015 Harp Gathering Performer/Instructor lineup is complete...WooHoo!

Rounding out the gang in 2015 will be none other then the legendary Ray Pool, the quintessential instructor and performer. This is Ray's first appearance at the Harp Gathering and we are excited to have him join us!!!

Next, Sharon and Dave Thormahlen will be joining us, not only as vendors, but as performers and instructors as well. Both, Sharon and Dave are gifted musicians and clinicians!

Finally, we are sad to anounce that we will not be having a Harp Gathering in North Carolina in 2015. It is unfortunate that we didn't have the turnout that we needed in order to schedule another North Carolina Gathering. Now this doesn't mean that we won't return to North Carolina, however we need to do some further evaluation as to the best location and time of year to have it. We truly enjoyed ourselves in North Carolina and it is an absolutely breathtaking area for such an event! We would welcome any input all of you Harp Gatherlings can offer and the more folks we hear from, the more likely it is that we will come back! So give us a shout and let us know that you're ready to kick it, Harp Gathering style : )

The Harp Gathering website has had quite a few updates made and there are many more to come so keep checking back often.

As always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!

 

8/26/14

A BIG SHOUT OUT to our 2015 Harp Gathering Sponsors...so far : )

 

Lewis Creek Instruments will again be providing the Grand Prize Harp at the 2015 Harp Gathering at The Sauder Heritage Inn, in gorgeous Archbold, Ohio. All of us at Harp Gathering H.Q. want to thank Jeff Lewis for his continued support and sponsorship of our event!!! Lewis Creek Instruments Sponsoring the 2015 Harp Gathering!

 

We'll keep you informed as things continue to develop. We are working on booking more Instructor/Performers and will be sure to post them as we finalize them. In the meantime keep watching the Harp Gathering website as we will be starting to update it for the 2015 Harp Festival!!

As always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!

 

8/13/14

So, all of us here at Harp Gathering H.Q. are starting to get back into the swing of things and laying the groundwork for the 2015 Harp Gathering. Can you believe this will be our 8th year??? All I can say is "WOW!!!"

Well, with that being said, we have begun booking the 2015 Instructors/Performers and thus far we have:

TAPESTRY (Denise & Michael Grupp-Verbon) - As Always : )
Frank Voltz - Dazzling!!!
Kim Robertson - Witty and Engaging!!!
Martha Gallagher - Full of Spunk and Energy!!!
TBA... (Who do you think should fill this slot?)
TBA... (Who do you think should fill this slot???)

Now, we are looking to make 2015 our best attended year yet and we are looking at some fun ways to get all of our Harp Gatherlings involved in getting the word out about our way-cool party, but more on that a bit later : )

Currently the Harp Gathering website still has a lot of 2014 information on it and the blog page (the one you're reading right now - heehee) is the only page that has had any updating. That will change shortly and we'll start loading the site with lots of fun stuff to read so stay tuned...

And as always, we look forward to seeing you at The Harp Gathering!