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  • 13 Mar 2015 4:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Click Here to see a youtube video and read more about the Harp Flash Mob held during the 12th World Harp Congress in Sydney July 2014.  

  • 15 Jan 2015 9:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For those harpists who are keen to start playing with their local harp orchestras, here are the contact details:

    Christchurch Harp Orchestra - Helen Webby

    Wellington Harp Orchestra - Michelle Velvin

    Auckland Harp orchestra - Anna Dunwoodie

    Also be sure to look at the upcoming events now and again!

  • 09 Dec 2014 2:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our website will be getting a bit of an upgrade on the 11th-12th of December.   There may be a hiccup or two during this time, hopefully not, but just letting people know just in case.

    One of the new features will be a site "search" capability.  It will search only public pages, forums and news for non-members or those who have not logged in, and will search all (public and members only) pages, forums and news for those who have logged in.

    Also added will be the ability to log in using either facebook or google+.

  • 08 Dec 2014 3:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Anna Dunwoodie and Lisa Williamson have announced another Harpenz in April!

    All the information is available, and you can get a registration form from:

  • 03 Nov 2014 9:30 PM | Anonymous member

    9.30 – 3.00
    (Set-up from 9.00)

    Corner Braid Rd & Taylor Tce

    Reading from lead sheet with bass improvisation
    Christmas Carols

    Harp, chair, tuner, music stand,pencil, eraser, lunch
    Sylvia Wood’s Christmas Carol Book (if you have it, if not don’t worry)

    Tea, coffee & juice provided – please bring your own food or
    there is a cafe & bakery right next door

    Harp Society members - no charge
    All others - $10.00

    CONTACT: Lisa Williamson
    Email Lisa
    Phone: (07)855 4142

  • 28 Oct 2014 10:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Does the thought of performing make your heart race, or give you sweaty palms? Are you worried about an upcoming exam or other performance? Are you frustrated by playing better in the practice room than you do on stage, or even in your lessons?

    Come along to Ingrid's workshop, have a practice performance, and get tips on dealing with performance anxiety and improving your stage presence.

    Play something you're working on (any level is fine!) and get feedback on your performance from Ingrid; or just observe the workshop. We will be creating a very safe and supportive environment for all performers.

    Ingrid is also going to play something herself. Performance anxiety isn't just an amateur's problem! (Please contact Ingrid if you would like to play on Ingrid's pedal harp.)

    There is limited parking at the town hall. If you are not bringing a harp, please be considerate of those who are, and leave them a close parking space!

    When: Sunday November 9th. Set up and tune from 1pm, workshop start at 1:20pm. Finish and pack up at 2:40 to be out of the hall by 3pm. (A volunteer to help Ingrid set out some chairs at 1pm would be much appreciated!)

    Where: Ngaio Town Hall, 1 Ottawa Rd, Ngaio

    Cost: $5 to play, gold coin donation to observe (this covers the cost of hall hire).

    RSVP: If you wish to play, contact Ingrid . First in, first served. Maximum 7 performers. No RSVP necessary for observers.

  • 24 Oct 2014 12:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    I noticed this and thought I would post it as it may be of interest to some of our members:Cranford Hospice

  • 28 Sep 2014 3:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     "The Harp Companions" will be giving a free lunchtime concert at the Auckland Central Library on Thursday the 9th of October (from 12:10 to 1 p.m.)!

  • 04 Sep 2014 11:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Interesting new resource for harpists.  The below is directly taken from am article on Linked In:

    "The Virtual Reality World "Harps" a resource for all players" by Jaque Davison Owner Operator Davison Associates

    Harps is free, non-commercial, and moderated virtual reality world dedicated to the community of people who play or love the harp. It is a unique collection of user contributed harp related web links housed in a grouping subject dedicated buildings. Harps is a place to discover all the things you might want to know about the instrument. Besides providing information it is a gathering and meeting place where anyone in the world, without having to travel, can show up and visit. It is intended to be a living site with information changing all the time to meet the needs of the community. Content changes always wanted and welcome.

    Go to
    Download and install the application (alas PC only)
    On initial start up select "Autoconfigure"
    Pick an Avatar
    Read the “How to move” web page
    Look on the left side for the Tabs
    Select the Worlds Tab
    Scroll down the list and select "Harps“
    •Click "Teleport" on the menu bar top left
    Pull down to "make this my home"- The next time you turn AW on you will arrive in Harps.

    See it here:
    Updates Here:


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