We hold regular, laid-back tutor-led sessions as well as longer, more 'formal' workshops with guest tutors. Our online 'Old Malton Saturdays' are held on the first Saturday of every month, 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 - please contact Tamsin Dearnley if you would like to join. You will then receive a zoom invitation 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!
All Transpennine/Clarsach Society members can now pay just £25 for 6 months' access to ALL ONLINE sessions with both tutors. If you are new and would like to just come see what we do before committing we do offer a free trial session - please just email the relevant tutor so that you can receive the Zoom meeting link and any music you may need.
In-person sessions and day workshops with guests tutors are priced separately to take into account overheads such as room hire and extra travel costs for tutors, so please check the information for each session. We really do our best to keep access to music and our musical education as affordable as possible, so hopefully this combination of virtual and live sessions will allow as many people as possible to take part in our group.
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.
For those who just want to take things at a slower, more relaxed place, these sessions with Lucy will let you take your time with the music in a lovely, friendly atmosphere. All are welcome, but especially those who are new to the harp or who feel like they need a bit more confidence!
Please contact Lucy on email@example.com if you would like to join in.
Our sessions are a mixture of online and live sessions. Lucy Nolan also offers us regular group teaching and technique sessions in-person over the course of a day - please check the programme to get the exact dates. The live 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 very popular annual TPH Festival (usually held in early November) and 'Spring Strings' events. 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 masterclasses 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.