Recently, I did two concerts at libraries in the area. If you know me, then you will know that I think the only thing better than playing the harp is getting to play the harp in a room full of books. Actually, that is pretty close to how it is at home but you can never have too many books around you. I think that is in my DNA.
On June 23rd, we went to Berryville for what was billed as more of an adult evening concert. It turned out that it was a small gathering equally split between children and adults and everyone was equally enraptured by the harp! One young lady came up to me as soon as I started to unload the harp. She pulled up a stool right next to me and declared she wasn’t moving—and the only time she did was when she got up to play the Harpsicle. After the event Mark Schuster, the head librarian, wrote me a kind review.
On July 1st, I went to the Fort Smith Library to take part in their Wonderful Wednesday programs. This is an event especially for kids and we had a large and active crowd. I learned some good lessons about working with such a large group of kids. It is a challenge but all the kids were happy when they got their chance to play the harps including the Reverie harp and the small “thumb piano.”