I’m registered once again for the Harper’s Escape! I’ve attended it maybe 4 other times and it’s never failed to rejuvenate my soul. Oh, and my harp playing gets a little bit better too. The faculty will be different this year which is disappointing and exciting both. I will miss Grainne and her family. Watching the little ones dance to harp & fiddle is a sight to behold.
I wrote a post back in 2009 after attending what was my 2nd (?) escape…… it’s right here if you’re interested.
On Friday night we meet in a circle and go around and everyone plays something…..or not. It’s a challenging moment for sure. I’m wondering about sharing a short story with harp accompaniment……? Dagda’s Harp comes immediately to mind, as does “Sam Clam”. Fortunately, I have had some recent experiences storytelling so my usual jitters might be calmer…..we’ll see.
On Sunday we perform as a group at the local library where we play all the songs that we all just learned on Saturday…..it’s a humbling experience for this amateur musician!
I’m excited to be attending and look forward to learning some new tunes…..