Harp Revelry Day with Diego Laverde Rojas and Shelley Fairplay – 10th February 2019

Harp Revelry Day

Diego Laverde Rojas and Shelley Fairplay

10th February 2019

Drawing Room, Insole Court, Cardiff

Workshops 10.30am to 4.30pm

Concert 5pm-6pm

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 10thFebruary  2019 for a day exploring and enjoying the National Instrument of Wales at the beautiful venue Insole Court in Cardiff,

10.30am to 4.30pm for workships for harpists

5pm –6pm for a concert for all

Harpists: £20. Full access to all workshops and concert.

Concert Tickets: £8.50 for over 16’s. Under 16’s go free but must be accompanied at all times by a paying adult.

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What’s Happening?


For audiences:

Come along and hear the brillaint Diego Laverde Rojas, originally from Bogotá in Colombia, playing on the ‘Llanera’ (low land) Harp. You can listen to Diego here: https://soundcloud.com/diegolaverderojas

You will also hear from Cardiff based Shelley Fairplay on Concert Pedal and Electric Lever Harp and her community ensemble Dynamic Harps will perform alongside the attendees from the day courses. To hear Shelley play click here: https://soundcloud.com/shelley-fairplay-harpist

A concert not to be missed!

For harpists: Your day ticket includes a morning workshops with Shelley Fairplay and afternoon workshops with  Diego Laverde Rojas, then the opportunity to perform in the group as part of concert at 5pm and of course to watch the other performances. You will need to bring your own harp to this harp event, the good news is there are no steps to get in! There is a wonderful cafe on site called ‘The Potting Shed’ where you will be able to get lunch from (or you can bring your own), here is the link to the Cafe: https://www.insolecourt.org/the-potting-shed

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More details on the harpist tutors/performers:

Diego Laverde Rojas

From Bogotá, Colombia, Diego Laverde Rojas has been playing the ‘Llanera’ (low land) Harp since 1982. This particular harp design is the product of the European influence, and has been adopted in a beautiful area between Colombia and Venezuela called ‘Los Llanos’ (the plains).

In Colombia, he taught in various music academies and was director of the Folkloric Lowland’s group of the Central University of Bogotá. He has toured the world as a musician with the Ballet Folklorico Colombiano.

Since coming to the United Kingdom, he has been involved in different festivals as a performer and teacher around England, Scotland, Wales and Europe.

Shelley Fairplay:

Shelley Fairplay is a harpist based in Wales, UK. She began her journey as a harpist in 1991. Following a degree and masters in music (BMus/MMus), Shelley released her debut CD “The Cherished Harp’ featuring her own arrangements of traditional music from the British Isles. Her concert series “The Three Strands: Passion, Sorrow and Joy” lead to the release of her second CD of the same name. Shelley’s latest concert series “HarpOsphere” features original works along with her arrangements of popular, classical and traditional tunes. Her concerts include traditional playing alongside performances on electric harp with effects pedals including looper. Shelley performs throughout the UK and internationally her harp has taken her as far as America and Hong Kong. Her ensemble ‘Dynamic Harps’ perform music predominantly arranged by Shelley from films, pop, shows, classical, Jazz and Celtic genres and original music she has written. Shelley has an online harp school offering courses with individual support for beginner to intermediate harpists ‘Start Harp’ (www.StartHarp.co.uk). The three courses total 36 weeks of tuition on technique, note reading, improvisation and playing by ear taught via teaching videos, play-a-longs, sheet music, live online Q&A’s and video homework submissions with personalised feedback. The courses teach students across the world including in the UK, mainland Europe, Canada, Australia and the US.

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