The seventh annual Harp on Wight International Festival
Ryde, Isle of Wight – 22nd to 26th October
This festival is perfect for a day out visit to the Island or, indeed, a few days stay or more; beautiful music in aesthetic settings and very interesting side events for musicians and public alike.
The opening concert at Ryde Methodist Church on Friday, October 22nd will see the Festival’s Patron Anne Denholm joining forces with the Voices of the Isle of Wight Choir.
The festival is extremely strong this year on Celtic music, with three world class harpists performing and teaching – Anne-Marie O’Farrell from Ireland (replacing Triona Marshall who was originally booked), Catriona McKay from Scotland and Lily Neill from the USA, who is returning after her wonderful concert at the Festival in 2018.
Lauren Scott not only has her own solo concert on Saturday 23rd but is also leading a teaching workshop which will lead to an impromptu ensemble concert on the afternoon of Monday 25th.
Always a popular feature of the festival, during the daytime at Ryde Methodist Church, national harp makers will be displaying their instruments and there will also be an opportunity to purchase sheet music and other harp accessories.
If you require any further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01983 730930 and full details of the festival can be found at www.harponwight.co.uk
pictured at top: Lily Neill, photo by Steve Parke