Harp Workshops, Courses and Weeks 2020 

Below is an outline of course dates for Spring, Summer and Autumn 2020, and more details will be added shortly.


In the UKStnicholaspark

January - November 2020

WEEKENDS at the Harbison Harp Studio Warwick, Spring 2020

Saturdays for ADULT HARP PLAYERS and
Sundays for intermediate - advancing TRAD IRISH PLAYERS

March 7 - 8
March 28 - 29
April 25-26
May 16 - 17
September 12-13
October 10-11
November 14-15

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January - November 2020

HARP WEEKS at the Harbison Harp Studio, St.Nicholas Park, Warwick


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

March 23 - 27 
March 30 - April 3

September 7 - 11 
September 14 - 18 

November 9 - 11 
Novmeber 16 - 20


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Application form with prices - in pdf format

Application form with prices - in word format


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In NORTHERN IRELAND  Irish Harp by Not Rote Reason 1

Sunday March 1st, 2020

ulster university logo        harp ireland logo
University of Ulster In association with Harp Ireland/Cruit Éireann



"Irish Harp, by note, rote and reason" 
An exploration of approaches to harp teaching and learning

At University of Ulster, Belfast Campus

This is a first event focusing on the teaching of the Irish harp.  'By note' is the classical training system where learning is literacy based; 'By Rote' is the more usual 'learning by ear' system which is about imitating the teacher in a fixed format; and learning 'By Reason' is based on the ideal of 'Music as a Language' taught organically and intuitively as a creative improvised art.  Organised in association with Ulster University and sponsored by Harp Ireland. 

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June 2020

HARP WEEKS at Glencolmcille, County Donegal

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

at Ionad Siul, The Walkers' Centre, Glencolmcille

June 6 - 13  Week 1   Arrive Saturday, depart Saturday
Suitable for Adult Learners - all standards 
and Oral Training for Teachers

June 13 - 20 Week 2   Arrive Saturday, depart Saturday
Suitable for Adult Learners - all standards 
and Students (from age 12+, in full-time 2nd or 3rd level education)

Residential 6 day courses, 7 nights accommodation and catering

Harps available


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Live or Syke lessons available with Janet Harbison

One to one lessons available with Janet in person at her Harp Studio in Warwick, or skype lessons available world wide.

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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