photo by Irantzu Agirre
Ceremony of Carols at St Paul's
On December 10, 2022, the St Paul’s Cathedral Choristers will give their annual performance of Benjamin Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’, during a beautiful brief service with lots of music, that is free for all to attend. I have been asked to play with them once again and look forward to performing the landmark piece for children’s voices and harp in these stunning acoustics.
More information on www.stpauls.co.uk/whats-on/brittens-ceremony-of-carols
This is a wonderful opportunity to take in the atmosphere of this impressive cathedral, and experience a moment of reflection too. The event is free and unticketed.
photo by Renske de Leuw
Dutch Open Harp Day blues workshops
Following on from my blues harp presentation at the World Harp Congress in July, I was invited to teach and perform at the Dutch Harp Society’s ‘Open Harp Day’ on the 30th of October. A truly delightful group of harpers joined me in a game of Barrelhouse, Shuffle, Yancey, Two Feel and other blues patterns, playing our way through the land of key signatures with a dice deciding our fate. I had a blast, and am even more motivated to finalise my books of blues harp originals, and especially my blues harp method soon!
Christmas concerts in The Netherlands - Dec 18
On December 18, 2022, I will be playing a Christmas concert with a wonderful little group of musical friends in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. With four vocalists, piano, violin and harp, we will perform Christmas repertoire and classical selections. With a good portion of swing and love we welcome you to our musical happy place for a while.
Stay tuned for tickets to go on sale soon.