We hold regular, laid-back tutor-led sessions as well as longer, more 'formal' workshops with guest tutors. Our 'Old Malton Saturdays' are held fortnightly (as were the Old Malton Group play-togethers), and are a space to look at and play some tunes 'together', to learn some new ones, and to discuss fingering/technique and arranging ideas. These sessions are led by Tamsin Dearnley. All Clarsach Society members are welcome - numbers are limited so please contact Annie Jones if you would like to join. You will then receive a zoom invitaion and the week's plan (including any necessary music!)
'Riddlesden Play-Togethers' are led by Lucy Nolan and follow a similar format - please check each date for specific details. To join a session please contact Lucy Nolan. All Clarsach Society members welcome!
Both of these sessions cost either £3 persession for Clarsach Society members, or you can pay £30 for 6 months (valid for either Old Malton Group or Riddlesden Group, though you may of course join both groups or choose to join one and attend the other group's sessions occasionally, in which case it is best to pay-per-session).
We have a new sub-group for those interested in exploring classical music for the harp, led by Lucy Nolan. Lucy's classical training and immmense background knowledge of the pieces we study really help us to explore this type of music, giving us something very different from the perhaps more conventional Folk repertoire associated with the lever harp.
Please contact Jean on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us.
In ordinary times, Lucy Nolan offers us regular group teaching and technique sessions over the course of a day. The sessions are divided into ability groups, with the option of booking a slot for a private lesson (numbers limited for the obvious reason that there's only one of her and only so much time!).
We also offer 'special' sessions three or four times a year, as well as our annual TPH Festival (usually held in early November). These events are open to all and are a perfect opportunity to come together (virtually or in-person depending on the situation!) and learn about not only all things harp, but also to hear a wider range of speakers and tutors and to try some very different things - in the past we have had lectures on modes; workshops on silent film scores, finger-bending technique masteclasses and many more!
Both Lucy and Tamsin are more than happy to give private lessons via video link - please contact them for more information and bookings.