2022 Week and Weekend Courses 

WEEKS:
May week in Warwick, British Midlands
June weeks in Glencolmcille, Donegal Ireland
August week in Marlborough College, Wiltshire, UK

WEEKENDS
Warwick Harp Weekends, British Midlands (2-4 day courses) Monthly

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JUNE HARP WEEKS in GLENCOLMCILLE Co.Donegal, Ireland's North-west Atlantic Coast 

June 7th - 13th and 14th - 20th   - 2 weeks - Join us for one or both weeks for double value!

For young and adult players at all levels of ability -
Adults and Teachers in Week 1, and
Adults and Teens in Week 2
on the 
spectacular north-west coast of Ireland where Irish culture, tradition and language are alive and thriving.

Janet's Harp Summerschools are based in Irish traditional music, style, repertoire and technique - but is accessible to all and blasts away the myths around 'how we do it traditionally'.  Join us for a completely accessible, illuminating and immersive, social and joyful week of harping from one of Ireland's most successful teachers and professional trainers.

The course is based at 'Ionad Siul', the Walker's Hostel in the village of Glencolmcille, with quality accommodation in spacious twin rooms, all en suite for the maximum comfort and convenience.  Fly into Dublin.Burren Stone Tomb

Harp classes run daily to 3.30pm, with daily walks and trips out in the amazing locality - from the highest sea-cliffs in Europe (featured in a James Bond film!), to the spectacular Silver Strand, 'The Rusty Mackerel Pub', historic Stone-age tombs and the Colmcille pilgrim's trail; with tea at the Glencolmcille Folk Village and shopping at the Donegal Knitting factory shop.  These weeks are certain to inspire and motivate on every level and, we are open for bookings now!

Re Covid: We appreciate that folk still have concerns about the pandemic. We assure that these courses will proceed with all the required precautions and safeguards. See also our cancellation policy if there is a national lock-down. 

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MAY HARP WEEK in WARWICK, Warwickshire (Shakespeare's County), British Midlands

The course is based at the Harbison Harp Studio  in St.Nicholas Park - at Janet's home which is half of the old watermill of the magnificent and adjacent Warwick Castle, England's best preserved medieval fortress.  The course is delivered in Janet's studio, with lunchtimes featuring home-made healthy fare from Janet's kitchen (with vegetarian options) if desired (we split the costs on these), and evening meals are out in the locality except for our final night that is an 'Irish feast' with a session and party (this included in your course fee).  Discounted quality accommodation is offered in the nearby 'Castle Limes Hotel' or wide ranging alternatives are available in the locality (check out Bookings.com).  Fly into Birmingham!Burren Stone Tomb

Harp classes run daily from 9.30 am to 3.30pm, with daily walks and trips out in the local area - including Warwick Castle, Lord Leicester's Hospital, Shakespeare's Stratford on Avon, and in the local countryside.  The evening programme includes recitals with Janet on various repertoires, a quiz night and the final festive evening.  This week is designed to inspire and motivate on a personal as well as cultural level! 

For Adult Players and Teachers at all ages and levels of ability

Now booking! 

May 15 - 21 2022                

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MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE SUMMERSCHOOL, Wiltshire, England  (www.Summerschool.co.uk)

Mon 1st - Fri 5th August 2022 harpsfrontpagesm

In this most celebrated of British summer schools in the magnificent setting of Marlborough College in  Wiltshire (not far from Stonehenge).  See: www.summerschool.co.uk     Janet is presenting two courses:

Celtic Harp for Beginners - Afternoons

The Harp of the British Isles - For adults with a little experience - Mornings


WARWICK HARP WEEKENDS, in Shakespeare's County, Middle England, UK 
(Close to Birmingham Airport)
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2-4 day courses for Intermediate Adult Players (of minimum 1 year experience).

At the Harp Studio in St.Nicholas Park, at the foot of the famous Warwick Castle, the Warwick Harp Weekends are guaranteed to give gentle, effective and motivating group training in a fun, social and progressive atmosphere.  A maximum of 6 players participate on each Weekend.

From 10.30am on Saturday to 4pm on Sunday, each day's programme starts with a 'Warm-up Harp-erobics' session.  Then we move into the choices of music chosen with everyone on board.  Lunches are included in the workshop fee and feature a hearty soup or salad with freshly baked Irish brown soda bread in Janet's kitchen (a medieval water-mill).  After lunch, Janet presents a one-hour 'recitalette' inviting your requests; then back to classes to complete the day's training.  In the evening, we dine at the New Bowling Green pub across the carpark from Janet's place and are joined by local musicians for a rousing traditional session.  Sunday kicks off at 10am with another 'Harp-erobics Session', then classes and a more substantial lunch of a bowl of Irish stew (with a vegetarian alternative); a workshop (on a relevant topic) and classes finishing at 4pm to allow a good time for homeward travel. 

New to 2022 is the Extended Harp Weekend option of the Friday before or Monday after the weekend.  Here, participants are offered a 1-1 hour lesson with Janet with a 'group hour' at the end of Friday or a 'group hour' at the beginning of Monday.    

BOOKING IS OPEN for Spring 2022 Harp Weekends! 

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  • 12-13 February 2022
  • 12-13 March 2022
  • 9-10 April 2022
  • 7-8 May 2022 

 


 

1-on-1  LIVE AND ON-LINE TUITION

One-on-one lessons with Janet at her Harp Studio in Warwick, or on-line lessons available worldwide.

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ANYTIME TAILORED INTENSE TRAINING 

For ANYTIME ONE-ON-ONE tailored training with Janet at the Harp Studio for the most dynamic of focused training.  For amateurs or professionals, beginners or advanced, and from any background: general skill and repertoire-building; total performance polishing;  examination, competition and concert preparation, and teacher training.  Plan from one to a number of days, from her exceptional wealth of experience as a multy-award winning performer, industry professional, trainer, therapist and ensemble director, Janet will address you and your aspirations and guarantees to bring you to new levels.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and let’s talk!    

 


ONLINE TEACHER TRAINING

New courses are in preparation at the moment!  Please register your interest for more info.  Email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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