Wales Harp Festival
30 + 31 March 2021
Concerts, Classes, Workshops
Festival President: Dr Osian Ellis CBE
Artistic Director: Elinor Bennett
A Message from Elinor Bennett
The Wales Harp Festival will be inspiring harpists of all ages and attainment with its annual course, as well as generating newfound interest in the harp and its music.
The Festival Concert will see harpist Gwenllian Llŷr performing a new piece by the Welsh composer Mared Emlyn, as well as her own arrangement of Calon Lân. The brilliant jazz harpist, Ben Creighton-Griffiths alongside his band, The Transatlantic Hot Club will also be performing in the concert as well as giving a jazz and improvisation workshop.
The TUDublin Junior Harp Ensemble will perform in the Course, and their tutors Denise Kelly & Clíona Doris will join harp teachers from Wales to give lessons and workshops. We are privileged to work with the Nansi Richards Scholarship Trust once again to organise the 2020 competition for Wales’ the best young harpists.
The Festival Concert
Date & Time to be Confirmed
Two of Wales’ brightest stars
Fabulous classical harpist Gwenllian Llŷr
Master of the Jazz Harp Ben Creighton-Griffiths
and his band the Transatlantic Hot Club
Adrien Chevalier (Violin) Ashley John Long (Double Bass)
Côr Telynau Gwynedd a Môn & Telynau Clwyd Hŷn
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