The Somerset Folk Harp Festival, now in its 15th year, continues to be an excellent workshop – well worth your time! It is four days of tons of things to learn, see, do, and hear.
And this year is an excellent opportunity for those of us who favor Celtic music. The moon and the stars just happened to align this year and there are three top harpers coming directly from Ireland: Grainne Hambly, Janet Harbison, and Kathleen Loughnane – wow! In addition, the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to William Jackson on Thursday night. Billy has been one of many people’s earliest harp influence and he’s definitely been a Scottish music influence and musical icon for decades. Celtic has always meant more than Irish and Scottish and this year Tristan LeGovic brings Brittany to the mix, delivering Breton music workshops (last year these were packed!). And don't miss the opportunity to see Grainne & Billy performing in the very popular Celtic Kick-off on Thursday afternoon to get the festival off to a great start.