Covid-19 UPDATE: During these admittedly strange and difficult times, we have tried to find ways to keep making music together despite the circumstances! We have moved all our activities online for the forseeable future - please contact us for more information.

One silver lining (we have to find them where we can...!) is that we have realised that our workshops and harp-related social activites are now much more accessible to those who are too far away or otherwise unable to travel to our events, and even once the situation improves we are aiming to provide a mixture of in-person and online activites and content for our members.

Events Diary 2020-21

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).

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.

Upcoming Events
24th April 2021
10:30-11:30 BST
'Old Malton Saturday' with Tamsin Dearnley. Online Zoom Room £3 for CS members
8th May 2021
10:30-11:30 BST
'Old Malton Saturday' with Tamsin Dearnley. Online Zoom Room £3 for CS members
22nd May 2021
10:30-11:30 BST
'Old Malton Saturday' with Tamsin Dearnley. Online Zoom Room £3 for CS members
23rd May 2021
2-4pm GMT
Virtual workshop with Lucy Nolan Online Zoom Room! £3 for members
5th June 2021
10:30-11:30 BST
'Old Malton Saturday' with Tamsin Dearnley. Online Zoom Room £3 for CS members
13th June 2021
Time TBC
Beginners/Improvers SPECIAL - if you've just got started or would like to go at a slower place, this session will be looking again at some fundamental harp techniques and a refesh of the basics. We'll do some short warm-ups and then learn a nice (but simple) tune! Online Zoom Room! 2-4pm
19th June 2021
10:30-11:30 BST
'Old Malton Saturday' with Tamsin Dearnley. Online Zoom Room £3 for CS members
27th June 2021
Time TBC
SPECIAL intermediate/advanced workshop with the amazing Eira Lynn Jones - more details to follow soon! Online Zoom Room! TBC
4th July 2021
2-4pm GMT
Virtual workshop with Lucy Nolan Online Zoom Room! £3 for members
19th September 2021
2-4pm GMT
Virtual workshop with Lucy Nolan Online Zoom Room! £3 for members
24th October 2021
2-4pm GMT
Virtual workshop with Lucy Nolan Online Zoom Room! £3 for members
14th November 2021
2-4pm GMT
Virtual workshop with Lucy Nolan Online Zoom Room! £3 for members
5th December 2021
2-4pm GMT
Virtual workshop with Lucy Nolan Online Zoom Room! £3 for members
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