Transpennine Harps is a friendly, informal group of harp players who meet regularly to play, share music and (very importantly) enjoy tea and cakes together. As a regional branch of the Clarsach Society, we aim to promote the learning and playing of the lever harp by offering a programme regular teaching days, play-togethers and workshops with guest tutors, as well as social events and the (not obligatory but great fun!) opportunity to perform as a group at local events throughout the year.
Transpennine Harps has over 50 members spread over a wide area from the East coast into the North West of England. We have two 'hub' groups, one of which meets in the Keighley/Leeds area, and one which is based in Old Malton. Each group meets at least once at month - p[ease see our 'What's On' page for details of upcoming events and play-togethers.
Our members range from complete beginners to those with more experience, but we are all extremely welcoming - we ALL had to start somewhere! Our sessions tend to start with music for beginners/improvers and finish with a session for those more experienced.
In our regular meet-ups and workshops we cover a range of musical styles, from traditional Celtic music to South American, via jazz and contemporary, so there is certainly something to appeal to everyone!
Please look at our 'What's On' page for more information on upcoming workshops and events!