Harp Workshops, Courses and Weeks 


3rd February 2019
Harpers of Northern Ireland

This is another first in the harping calendar organised by Eithne Benson in Portadown. I do hope everyone in the province can come as a great days activities is planned.

I am also keen to meet people as I am launching a new initiative with the Irish Harp Orchestra. After 6 years, our contract is back for a tour of the top concert halls in Germany in December. I’m keen to introduce the plan…

Click here for the full programme…











In IRELANDBurren Stone Tomb
February 2019
The Burren, County Clare, 2 HARP WEEKS

For players at all ages and levels of ability - and teachers

At the Boghill Centre, Kilfenora, County Clare

February 9 - 16   Week 1 Arrive Saturday depart Saturday
February 16 - 22   Week 2  Arriive Saturday depart Friday

Residential 5 and 6 day courses (6 and 7 nights accommodation)

Harps available

More details here


In UKworkshop beckenham march 2019 A4sm
17 March 2019
Celebrating St. Patrick with an Irish Day in London

at Beckenham Place (BR3 1SY)

Hosting a 3rd London Irish Harp Day in the magnificent Georgian mansion of Beckenham Place with free parking at the door and no steps access to the magnificent drawing room for a harp workshop guaranteeing new music, collaboration and good ol’ Irish merriment…

Click here for the flyer with the full programme











GlencolmcilleJune 2019
Glencolmcille, County Donegal, 2 HARP WEEKS

For players at all ages and levels of ability - and teachers

at Ionad Siul, The Walkers' Hostel, Glencolmcille

June 1 - 8  Week 1   Arrive Saturday, depart Saturday
June 8 - 15 Week 2   Arrive Saturday, depart Saturday

Residential 6 day courses, 7 nights accommodation and catering

Harps available


More details and Application form in Word

More details for Teacher Training



June 20-23 2019
Harfentreffen, Lauterback (near Frankfurt) Germany

I am teaching at Harfentreffen, Lauterback (near Frankfurt) from June 20th  – 23rd this year. 
Click here for more information  https://harfentreffen.de/ 




Burren Stone Tomb July 2019
The Burren, County Clare, 2 HARP WEEKS

At the Boghill Centre, Kilfenora, County Clare

June 30 - July 7   Week 1   Arrive Sunday, depart Sunday.
July 7 - 14   Week 2   Arrive Sunday, depart Sunday.

Residential 6 day course (7 nights accommodation)

Harps available


More details here




July 29 - August 2 2019
Malborough College Summer School, Wiltshire

I am teaching Adult Beginners Celtic Harp at the Marlborough College Summer School, Wiltshire for the week July 29 – August 2. 
Click here for more info:  https://summerschool.co.uk/adult-courses/music-dance-theatre-and-film/course-225





If you are interested in joining Janet on any of her courses or would like more information, please register your interest, mentioning which courses you are interested in by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What the participants thought:

‘I have just experienced four incredible weeks of total immersion harp studies.  Honestly, I absolutely loved every minute of it and I’d do it all again in a heartbeat.  I was exposed to wonderful stories of Irish history, amazing music, fabulous people, an incredible venue with excellent cuisine and your thoughtful curriculum complete with teachers on your team who are second to none.  Thank you Janet, and thanks to everyone for your contributions towards this magnificent learning experience.  You’re all forever in my heart.’ 
Connie C, Okanagen Falls, BC


‘Janet, you’re my champion – Grainne H and Cormac DeB both said I would do great with you, and I did!  Loved my 3 weeks with you this year as well as my week last year.  Coming back again next year for sure!’ 
Hank H, Arkansas, USA


This was my second time and worth every inch of the distance.  I’m taking a life-ful of teaching skills home with me as well as great music and memories’   
Christine Morphett, Adelaide, Australia


‘What a great harp week.  Tanja got a lot from it and we’ll be back…’
 Jed & Tanja, Norway