A Harp Revelry Day – 27th May 2018

HarpWales.com Presents…
A Harp Revelry!

27th May 2018, 10.30am – 4.00pm at Stable Yard, Insole Court, Cardiff (venue details >>HERE<<)

Tickets available >>HERE<<

Harp Revelry is a community harp event for families, concert goers and harpists, the National Instrument for all, the harp for EVERYONE to enjoy!

Come and join us on 27thMay 2018 for a day exploring and enjoying the National Instrument of Wales at the beautiful venue, Insole Court in Cardiff, 10.30am to 4pm.

What’s Happening?

For families: Come and try the harp for the first time in a ‘Hands on Harps workshop’. Harps are provided for this fun, easy and informative session. There is a ‘Tiny Hands on Harps’ session for under 7’s including stories and nursery rhymes. You can also attend the family friendly concert, find out all about the traditional Triple Harp in Wales, the electric harp with effects pedals and see a harp ensemble perform!

For audiences: Come and hear Wales’ national treasure, our foremost Triple Harpist, Robin Huw-Bowen along with Cardiff based Shelley Fairplay on Concert Pedal and Electric Lever Harp.  There are also two lecture demonstrations, one on the Triple Harp and one on the Electric harp. In the afternoon you can hear the community ensemble Dynamic Harps perform alongside the attendees from the day courses.

For harpists: Your day ticket includes a morning workshop with our very own Robin Huw-Bowen and an afternoon workshop with Shelley Fairplay, entry to the lecture demonstrations on the triple harp and the electric harp, the lunchtime concert and then the opportunity to perform in the student ensemble concert in the afternoon. You will need to bring your own harp to this harp event, but the access is flat!

Tickets available >>HERE<<

Family day ticket: £20. Entitles up to 2 adults and 2 children entry to one or more activity throughout the day.
Individual day ticket: £10 for over 16’s. Under 16’s go free but MUST be accompanied at all times by a paying adult. Entitles bearer entry to one or more activity throughout the day.
Harpists ticket: £20. Full access to all activities.
Single Event Ticket: £5 for over 16’s. Under 16’s go free but must be accompanied at all times by a paying adult. Entitles bearer entry to one concert / lecture demonstration or harp novice activity during the day.

The timetable:

Event descriptions:

10:30 to 11:00
Tiny Hands on Harps Workshop (for young harp novices)

Try the lap harps together and enjoy much loved nursery rhymes and stories! This workshop is suitable for children 18 months to 7 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult sitting next to them during this event.

11:00 to 11:45
Hands on Harps Session (for harp novices)

Always wanted to try the harp? Come along to try our National Instrument of Wales, with harpist Shelley Fairplay. Workshop will include demonstrations on a Pedal, Celtic and Lap Harp, then along with Shelley’s guidance, you can have a go at playing one of the fifteen 17 string lap harps available on the day. Maximum of 30 people, adults and children aged 8 and above. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

10:30 to 12:00
Workshop with Robin Huw Bowen (for harpists):
Traditional Welsh Music workshop for harpists with Wales’ foremost Triple Harpist Robin Huw Bowen!



12.00 to 12.30
A lecture demonstration with Shelley Fairplay on Electric Harp (open to all)

Come and find out about the Electric Camac DHC 32 that Shelley wears to play! Come and find out about this instrument and the possibilities it opens up when performing. There may even be time for you to try it for yourself!

13:00 to 13:30
Concert with Robin Huw Bowen and Shelley Fairplay (open to all)

Since 1983, Robin Huw Bowenhas introduced the Welsh Triple Harp and its music to thousands all over the world. As the only full-time professional Welsh harpist specializing solely in the Welsh Triple Harp, his influence on the world of Welsh folk music and harping has been far-reaching. He undoubtedly ranks among the most important figures that the Welsh folk tradition has produced.
“… Robin has got to be one of the top performers, giving the Welsh Triple Harp the airing it so rightly deserves, and his show on this night was one of the best I’ve ever seen or heard.”

Shelley Fairplayis a harpist based in Cardiff. She began her journey as a harpist in 1991. Shelley’s performances feature original works along with her own arrangements of popular, classical and traditional tunes. Her music includes traditional playing alongside performances on electric harp with effects pedals. Shelley performs throughout the UK and internationally her harp has taken her as far as America and Hong Kong.
“Shelley”s concert, just ELECTRIC and that’s before you hear the loop pedal and DHC light.”

Harpist Workshop13:30 to 14:30
Workshop with Shelley Fairplay (for harpists):

Workshop for harpists with Shelley Fairplay. Expect swing-time and rhythmic exploration, presented in a ‘you can do it’ way!




14:30 to 15:00
A lecture demonstration with Robin Huw Bowen on Triple Harp (open to all)

A lecture demonstration with Robin Huw Bowen on the Welsh Triple Harp, come and find out more about this fascinating and beautiful instrument. There may even be time for you to try it for yourself!

Harp Ensemble photo15:15 to 16:00
Student Concert (open to all)

This harp ensemble concert will Including performances by Dynamic Harps and course attendees, supported by the tutors Robin Huw Bowen and Shelley Fairplay


Book your tickets >>HERE<<