Next month, our Welsh partner Telynau Vining Harps will also be hosting a two-day harp event, this time in Cardiff. This is to celebrate the opening of their new premises in the city, and offers a terrific programme featuring some of Wales's finest harping talent. As in Saltaire, there will be concerts, workshops, an exhibition of Camac harps, and Camac technicians available to service your harp.
All events - detailed below - will take place at the Cardiff School of Music, Cardiff University, Corbett Road, Cardiff, CF10 3EB. Regulation fees are £60.00 for a full lever harp service, and £140.00 for a full pedal harp service (any strings or levers required will be charged in addition).
Amanda Whiting will play some jazz, as well as give workshops on jazz harp and playing background music
The harp exhibition will feature an extensive range of Camac pedal and lever harps, together with a selection of music, strings, CDs and accessories. We've organised a particularly wide selection of finishes for the exhibition, as we realise that harpists buying in September can sometimes end up on waiting lists. We therefore hope to maximise your chances of finding the right harp at this event, and spare you waiting for a finish to become available.
Gwenllian Llyr, who played a stunning recital for us in Paris recently, will share a concert with Amanda as well as run a try-the-harp session for total beginners.
Bookings can be made via email@example.com / 02920 620900. The closing date for bookings is September 4th. Concert tickets can also be purchased from the new Telynau Vining shop at 116B Pantbach Road, Birchgrove, Cardiff, over the phone on 02920 620900, or from Vining's webshop @ www.rowlandsonline.co.uk.
Here's a video we love where Ben Creighton-Griffiths teaches rugby star Gareth Thomas to play the harp! Ben won't be doing that at the Vining weekend, but he will be giving an afternoon concert.
And without further ado...here is the programme!
Tuesday, 11th September 2012
10AM - 7PM: Camac exhibition in the Octagon Foyer
11AM - 12 Noon: Hands-on-harp group session for complete beginners – Gwenllian Llŷr. Tickets: £10.
2PM - 3PM: The background harpist: how to be one; how to survive as one; all you need to know – Amanda Whiting. Admission: free.
5 - 5:45PM: Afternoon concert – Benjamin Creighton Griffiths. Tickets: £3.
7PM - 9PM: Evening concert – classical music from Gwenllian Llŷr and jazz from Amanda Whiting. Tickets: £8/£5 (concessions).
Wednesday 12 September 2012
10AM - 5PM: Camac exhibition in the Octagon Foyer
10:30AM - 12:30PM: Ensemble playing for harpists up to Grade 4 – Shelley Fairplay. Tickets: £10.
4PM - 5PM: Jazz harp workshop – Amanda Whiting. Tickets: £10.