Category: <span>Harp</span>

  SUNDAY, OCT 9, 2016  1:30 pm East Brunswick Public Library, 2 Civic Center Drive. NJ  I’ve attended the Harper’s Escape weekend intensive maybe 6 times, and now that I’ve finally gotten the ‘hang’ of it, it’s ending.  After 25 years Kathy, the director, and one of my most favorite teachers,  is retiring this event.  So sad.  But, I do understand.    The details above is for the final public…

Blogging Doodles Harp My photos StoryTelling

Heading to the NJ State Folk Festival this weekend where I’ll see one of my favorite harp teachers.  I’m really excited to hear some current folk music.   It’s been a while.   As a “baby-boomer-extraordinaire” I spent countless hours listening to people like Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Tim something?……   It’s a maritime theme this year and I just attended a local photowalk and took these pictures (scroll down) experimenting with…

Blogging Harp Music My photos NJ The Jersey Shore

Just opened an account @ soundcloud….they’ve really simplified all the uploading and downloading so  amateur people like me can share some music……. So, here’s the tune The Factory Girl, at least part of it…..    I tried to really slow it down and use very few notes so that you can feel the “bones of the song”.   Story at 2pm.    ……told under the auspices of a disseminating moon Om shanti.  …

Harp StoryTelling The Jersey Shore

I’ve been practicing my story for Tellebration 2014 and excited to present it.  I’ll be telling more about Dagda  and adding a nice bit of harping to the telling. Dagda is the god of the bards and his lineage connects him to the fairy realm of Ireland.  He’s a comical figure, visually, but still immensely powerful.  His primary tool for the magic he weaves is his harp.  Besides composing the…

Ancient Wisdom Harp Music StoryTelling

Well, I am simply filled to the brim with joy and gratitude for last weekend’s Harper’s Escape.  It was fabulous and I promise to gift myself more harp events.  Meanwhile, last week I  also learned how to lightly edit an audio file and upload it to the internet.  I know it’s no big deal anymore to do that, but for me this feels really cool!   Uh oh…..I do see …

Harp Music sound/music therapy StoryTelling

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…

Harp NJ StoryTelling

…..and I for one will be glad to see the population shrink back down to us locals. The upcoming Storytelling Festival, of which I am a part, is featuring stories about New Jersey.  We have been a state for 350 years.  States have horoscopes also, in case you did not know that.   My personal NJ story is as old as I am, being a lifelong resident of this small, crowded,…

Blogging Harp StoryTelling

  I went to another storytelling event this Sunday and brought my harp.  Just in case.  This is all quite new to me, especially the part around playing the harp in public.  It’s a funny thing, because I’m really not as shy as I am as when I have my harp with me for storytelling.  Does that make any sense? Anyway, I’m getting over it all and really having fun…

Ancient Wisdom Harp StoryTelling

  Wow!  Sunday was my first-ever storytelling performance with a harp, and the audience was delighted.  I recognized some serious applause and I was told later that everyone was talking about me, although, I don’t think it was really me they were talking about….it was really about the harp.  Once again  I forgot how utterly mesmerizing this instrument is to most people….and me too, of course.  For all the worry,…

Ancient Wisdom Astrology Blogging Harp journal entry sound/music therapy StoryTelling The Jersey Shore

I am in need of music that would flow, over my fretful, feeling finger-tips, over my bitter-tainted, trembling lips, with melody, deep, clear, and liquid-slow. Oh, for the healing swaying, old and low, of some song sung to rest the tired dead, A song to fall like water on my head.  And over quivering limbs, dream flushed to glow! There is a magic made by melody: A spell of rest,…

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