She Built a Harp.

Apparently I needed a little adventure in my life so I decided to build a cardboard harp from a kit. These great kits come from Dennis Waring at Waring Harps and are so much fun and educational to make! If you don’t have a new sincere appreciation for your harp builder after building one of […]

The Department of Inevitable Corrections

I love being the editor of the Folk Harp Journal! Truly, this job is such a great fit for me—the perfect storm of all the miscellaneous things I’ve done in my life coming together to work in perfect harmony.

Of course, once in a while, there is a bad note. This is totally my fault. […]

How a Harpist Should NOT Spend Downtime.

After a very busy summer (including an amazing trip to the Somerset Harp Festival in New Jersey) and anticipating an equally busy upcoming late fall/winter… I had an unexpected break in my schedule. So what did I do? I had hand surgery. As you can imagine this is generally not something that a harpist wants […]

Concerts at the Library

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 […]

Artosphere Trail Mix Concerts

This past weekend I was lucky enough to participate in the Trail Mix Concerts as part of the Artosphere music and arts celebration sponsored by the Walton Arts Center and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Saturday I was on the Trail in Fayetteville and Sunday in Bentonville at Crystal Bridges.

It was hot but […]

Going to Harp Camp!!!

I’m going to Harp Camp!!! Ok, it isn’t really camp. It is a beautiful Hilton Hotel in New Jersey but it will feel like camp! I’m like a 10-year old excited about summer vacation and getting to see old friends and meeting new ones. Of course, there will be lots of music and songs but […]

Summer Concerts

I’m very excited about the great concerts that I have on tap for this summer! Come out too one of these public events and join me. See the calendar for more details.

A New Hat—the Folk Harp Journal

Recently, I added a new title to my life. One that I’ve never had before, never expected or even imagined. I don’t like to tell people that I got a new job because then they assume that I have stopped being a full time harpist and that definitely isn’t correct. So I like to tell […]

Four Months in “A Priceless Meadow”

It has been four months now since I released my debut CD “A Priceless Meadow.” It was a hard but fun journey getting to that day so I’ve enjoyed this post project time. My family, friends and many random people made the release a big success in my eyes. So many people bought multiple copies […]

Arkansas Arts Council Adventure and the Attorney General

In October, I applied to be an artist on the Arkansas Arts Council Artists on Tour Roster for 2015. I was lucky enough to be asked to do a presentation in Little Rock on November 7th to the Council Board. It was an interesting experience although, unfortunately, unsuccessful. FOR NOW! But as for the future… […]