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  • 25 Jul 2016 5:40 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    September 1st marks the deadline for proposals for the Autumn UKHA bursary. Members! Do not miss it if you want the chance to receive up to £300 towards your own harpy project. Since it was refreshed and revitalized last year, the UKHA bursary has helped some of the most interesting upcoming harp projects happening in the UK. Whether you’re looking to fund a concert, a recording or a publishing venture, why not let the UKHA help? Any UKHA member is eligible to apply, with no limitation to the amount of times one can apply. For full details of what we need to see in your application, please visit us at www.ukharp.net/Bursaries#

  • 29 Jun 2016 12:12 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    Further to my last post on this sad occasion, I have been furnished with the full and correct details of Jean Price's Funeral.

    This will take place at 10.45 a.m. on Monday 11 July, at the East Devon Crematorium, Whimple, Devon. Further details can be obtained from the funeral directors:-

    A White and Sons,

    Albert Road,



    EX17 2BZ

    TEL:- 01363 772043

  • 29 Jun 2016 12:04 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    The Hempstead Harp party will be welcoming Stephen Dunstone to lead a group of about 15 adult harpists (of all abilities) in a day of harp ensemble activities in the village hall in Hempstead, North Norfolk. All the pieces to be worked on will be a available in advance of course. However, one of the main attractions of the course, will be the opportunity to collaborate and work on an originial 'party piece' for the whole group to play!

    Participation is just £30 for the day and full details can be obtained from the attached flyer: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/b1358257efb1c94c3733ea5da/files/Harp_party_Flyer.pdf

    Those interested are advised to contact the event organizer, Su Summers:  01263 710702 or email su@linaria.co.uk. 

  • 23 Jun 2016 9:19 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    One of the most prestigious international harp competitions reached its climax last weekend, with three harpists of three different nationalities scoring top honours. In first place was Katherine Siochi (USA), in second was Elizabeth Bass (UK) and in third a Serbian player, Lenka Petrovic.

    All three players ''wowed'' their audience and distinguished panel by performing the Ginastera concerto with full Orchestra. It was a very proud and auspicious moment for us here in the UK, for Elizabeth Bass is one of our most accomplished young players and herself a UKHA member, and former committee member! Elizabeth is a student of Skaila Kanga  at the RAM, having studied with Eleanor Turner beforehand. 

    We congratulate Elizabeth, all of the prize winners AND all the worthy competitors who have achieved so much just by preparing the competition, and its several stages of virtuoso material.

  • 12 Jun 2016 11:35 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)

    The UKHA was saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Jean Price, at the age of sixty-six. Jean was for many years an active performer on the London scene, where she was known especially for her work in the West End shows. She will be commemorated further in the next issue of HARP magazine.

    For those wishing to attend her funeral, be advised that it will be held at 10.45am, Monday 11 July, at the Crematorium in Crediton, Devon. Our condolences to Jean's family and friends.

  • 30 May 2016 9:47 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Richard Allen who won the Camac Harp competition at the beginning of May.

  • 30 May 2016 9:24 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Elizabeth McNulty who has just been appointed principal harp of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • 30 May 2016 9:12 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)

    The UKHA is always looking for volunteers willing to help with certain aspects of the Association's work - there are various types of activity where we need extra pairs of hands! 

    You might be able to offer a few hours of practical help on the day of one of our annual events, such as the Christmas parties or the AGM, or you might be a dab hand at creating nice posters or online visuals. If you think you can help in any way and are keen to get involved, please get in touch with us at


    - it can be as little or as much as you'd like!

  • 28 Apr 2016 6:02 PM | Lauren Scott (Administrator)
    The Harp Hub is a new website for sharing teaching and learning tips. Do you have a winning method for teaching trills, scales, half rolls, remembering the order of the pedals etc etc? If so, and you would love to share it with the harping community, please make a video of UP TO 1 MINUTE, demonstrating the tip, technique or the way you teach it. It is free to upload a video and you can choose whether or not to show your contact details, website etc. It's just for fun, no judgement is passed on the methods you use but there are some rules and regulations to follow. Email your video or any questions to Anna at theharphub@gmail.com

  • 13 Apr 2016 4:08 PM | Alex Rider (Administrator)


    Survey on Chamber Ensembles in Rehearsal

    I would like to invite you to take part in a new study of chamber musicians in rehearsal.  

    To participate, please follow the link below:

    Chamber Musicians in Rehearsal Survey

    About this research

    Working in groups is a common experience for musicians, yet previous research tells us that successful collaboration does not always naturally arise. Some groups work well, whilst others fail to achieve their potential.  The question of how musical groups form and develop their ways of working is at the heart of this research, which is investigating ways of working of student, amateur and professional chamber musicians in collaborative rehearsals.

    This study is being conducted as part of a PhD research project, within the research group on Expressive Ensemble Communication funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and run by the Universities of Sheffield, York and Leeds.

    About the survey

    The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. All the responses are anonymous and results are confidential. There are questions on musical background, experiences as a member of an ensemble, and what happens in rehearsals. 

    To find out more, contact Nicola Pennill (npennill1@sheffield.ac.uk.

    Many thanks


    Nicola Pennill

    Department of Music

    University of Sheffield


    +44 776 413 2151

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