Bach in the Dark – Cello & Harp Concert

Cellist Rachel Scott is performing with harpist Genevieve Lang in March. Here is a note from Rachel about her live stream concert:

I’m so excited to tell you about the second live-stream concert for the year! It is going to be a very special one – I’ll be joined by audience favourite, radio broadcaster, dear friend and wonderful harpist Genevieve Lang on Friday March 26. The combination of cello and harp is a pretty special one – I know if you haven’t heard it before, you’ll totally love it. We’ll be playing music by Bach (of course!), Mendelssohn, Faure, Arvo Pärt and Villa-Lobos – and I know you’ll enjoy every minute of it!

If you’d like to get a ticket you just need to click on this link – and then follow the information there. A couple of things to know – we will STOP selling tickets at 4.30 on the day of the concert. (At this point, things get a bit frantic here, sending out links and dealing with microphones.) The link will also be live for a few days – so if you are out (or live in a different time-zone), know that you can still join us – this link will still work for a number of days after the concert.

I hope that you can join us, wherever you may be in the world – we’d love to have you virtually with us!

For more information visit Rachel’s website: –


JAZZ HARP SUMMER! Basics for advanced and Intermediate pedal/lever harp

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Sunday January 19 – 10am-4pm
14 Forest St, Trentham

Bring harp (no stairs)

Mary Doumany will introduce jazz chords, rhythms and progressions
Info and RSVP on

Plus how to dampen and articulate for various styles ( funk, R&B, pop etc).
Vego Lunch Included. ( gluten free also)
$170/$150 concession

Elisabetta Ghebbioni concert in Ballarat

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Italian harpist Elisabetta Ghebbioni is professor of harp at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory of Music in Venice and has performed with institutions across Italy, including the orchestras of the Fenice and La Scala opera houses. She has appeared in Ballarat with the Trio Leonardo for the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields festival.

The glorious sounds of Ghebbioni on harp combine with the sweet tones of violinist Nicci Dellar, violist Lawrie Jacks, and cellist Miriam Kriss as they present a romantic program including works by Edward Elgar, Camille Saint-Saëns, Nikolaus Moritz Mostler and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Ballarat Art Gallery, 15 October 2019, 7.30 pm

For more information and tickets –



Technique and Tunes Lever Harp Workshop

Frances Thiele is running a lever harp workshop on Sunday 22 September in Kyneton.  She will teach a selection of traditional tunes for lever harp while also imparting some harp technique basics including hand position, fingering and placement to improve your playing. She will also demonstrate some approaches to analysing music so learning new pieces is a joy not a drudge!

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All levels welcome. Please bring your own harp. If you want to come along but don’t have a harp please contact Fran. Tea and Coffee will be available at the venue. You can either bring your own lunch or walk down to the lovely Piper St in Kyneton to enjoy lunch at one of the many eateries in town. Parking is off street but plentiful. Enter the venue off Yaldwyn St W. You are welcome to drive into the church grounds to unload your harp before parking.

Date: Sunday 22 September 10am – 3pm

Venue: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, Corner of Powlett and Yaldwyn Street W, Kyneton, VICTORIA. Entrance gate is off Yaldwyn Street W.

Cost: $60

Tickets are available online before the event:

or you can pay at the door on arrival.

For further information about the workshop please email Fran at:

For more information about Fran please visit: or


Marshall McGuire at the Albury Chamber Music Festival

marshall-mcguire-harpist Albury Festival PicNext month on Sunday 8th September at 2pm, harpist Marshall McGuire will be performing in the third and final recital of the Albury Chamber Music Festival concert series. Marshall will perform in the beautiful St Matthew’s Church in central Albury and will perform European and Australian works for harp.

Tickets can be bought online or at the door – $40 for an adult, $30 for a concession and $10 for students/under 18s (with ID). See below for the link:

Concert Series Manager Claire Higgins would love any harp or indeed any classical music enthusiasts to attend the concert, but also consider going to the festival event itself, which is now in its fourth year. The 2019 Albury Chamber Music Festival will run from 15-17th November and presents seven concerts over three days. It’s a great opportunity to hear wonderful classical music in beautiful venues, in the border region. There are plenty of accommodation options in Albury and Wodonga, or in outlying regional towns like Rutherglen, Yackandandah and Beechworth. There are also plenty of wineries around, as the district is known for its wine making and fine produce – Milawa Cheese being one example!

Festival tickets are on sale now, including a discounted festival pass option:

Scottish Music Workshop – Geelong

Come and explore the unique sound world of 18th and 19th century Scotland with renowned Scottish musicians David McGuinness (keyboards) and Aaron McGregor (violin), as well as players from Evergreen Ensemble (Australia). You’ll be taught the history and dance steps behind the tunes, as well as techniques and stylistic traits specific to this repertoire.

Intermediate to advanced players from a folk or classical background welcome.

On Saturday 15 June 2019 at 1:00pm


The Monastery
45 Tanner St, Breakwater , VIC 3219

Book online:


Mary Doumany Harp Day

Harps in the Forest on Sunday

 ~ harp fun for one day, inside and outdoors with good food and company!~

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June 2 – 11 am to 3pm 
14 Forest St Trentham

An All Abilities day for harpists interested in improvising, composing and learning from others. We will be doing as much as possible outside by the pond, or in the forest.

Your facilitator is Mary Doumany. Mary will take 2 workshops on how to compose using simple nifty patterns and how to play rhythms from around the world!!
Soup lunch provided!

Cost – $115 / $105 concession
RSVP: May 25 at

French harpist Xavier de Maistre performing in Melbourne

The French pedal harpist Xavier de Maistre will be playing in Melbourne with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra on an Australian concert tour in May.


A little bit about Xavier –

Xavier de Maistre was born in Toulon and began studying harp aged nine. He studied in Paris and in 1998 he was awarded first prize at the International Harp Competition in Bloomington, Indiana, immediately becoming the first French musician to join the ranks of the prestigious Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2001 Xavier de Maistre has taught at the Hamburg Academy of Music. He also gives regular masterclasses at New York’s Juilliard School of Music, Tokyo’s Toho University and London’s Trinity College of Music.

For more information about Xavier visit his website –

For more information about his Melbourne concerts and tickets go to –