Hands on Harps Tour
The Hands on Harp Strings tour is a series of harp events at colleges, schools and community halls across Wales leading towards the Wales International Harp Festival: April 5th - 12th 2023, organised by Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias (William Mathias Music Centre).
The festival itself will be launched with a concert at Bangor University at 7.30pm on Saturday, 22 October 2022, which will be part of the official programme to celebrate the 100th anniversary of establishing the Department of Music, where Elinor was the harp teacher for many years. Following this concert, the Hands on Harp Strings tour will begin at the Music Department, Bangor University on Sunday, 23 October, working with harp teacher, Angharad Wyn Jones, and in co-operation with Vining / Camac Harp Company. We plan to include a harp workshop, masterclass, harp exhibition and concert at many locations along the way from Ynys Môn to Cardiff, working with a local teacher in each venue.
Sunday 23 October - Day Programme
11am Harp Exhibition with CAMAC harps. Participating harpists arrive.
11.15 - 12.00 Harp workshop with Elinor.
12.00 - 1.15 Performances by young harpists and comments by teachers.
1.15 Lunch break
2-3pm Concert by Elinor, teacher and participating harpists.