Northern Lights Harp Fest in Canada

Just over a week ago we returned from Canada—including a lovely weekend at the Northern Lights Harp Fest and a waaaaay too short visit to Montreal.

I’m so impressed that the lengths harpists will go to gather together. No distance seems too far and no inconveniences too unmanageable. Every time I attend a conference I […]

New Orleans Jazz Harp Conference

This month, my harp-roadie (hubby, Rick) and I did an epic harpmobile road-trip through the southern states. Our purpose was primarily for me to attend the New Orleans Jazz and Pop Harp Conference but we added on a few destinations before and after the gathering. When the tires made their final rotation of the trip […]

Motivation from the Energizer Bunny

I’m fascinated when I hear authors talk about how they started writing a fiction book with a general outline in mind and then “the characters take the book in a different direction.” Aren’t they in control of the characters? As more of a visual and aural artist, I don’t experience this phenomenon often. I generally […]

Catching up…

Well, I can’t believe it has been over a year since I posted to this blog. Time flies! No posts so you would think I haven’t been doing a thing with my harp. Wrong. Guess I’ve just been wrapped up in making beautiful music and working on the Folk Harp Journal. I just finished producing […]

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 […]