If you can't quite imagine how good it is..... we've already got a family of 4, and a group of friends who have pre-booked their same cabin a year in advance!
Harp Retreat 2022 will be over the weekend of Feb 18-20 at Port Waikato School Camp, and although we can't get any international harpists in to tutor us in 2022, we will be using our own local talent. The focus for 2022 will be on getting some good warm up and technique routines that suit your hands - and you will have plenty of variety to choose from... we'll have a look at how to arrange music to fit tunes you like on your harp, and we'll learn some new tunes and play some ensemble music.
While the accommodation is a little rustic, we have great people, great music and yummy food catered to feed everyone - following recent trends in our eating (according to feedback from the harpies) we will be mostly vegetarian, with a bit of meat on the side, and be able to mostly cater for vegan, gluten free, dairy free and nut free. We eat well here, and food is our fuel, so no-one will be hungry at any time over the weekend.
Yes - Harp Retreat 2020 was the best Harp Retreat yet (we say that each year!!) Thank you to the awesome harpists and harp family members who came along, jumped in and harped til their fingers were sore, chatted and laughed until they were tired, ate yummy food to refuel, and totally engaged in, and enhanced our weekend together. It's a fantastic community - we had an awesome teacher, Rachel Hair, and a fabulous weekend was had by all. Here are a few photos to show you what happens when 30+ harpists get together for a weekend of fun in the bush and at the beach!
Photos from past Harp Retreats (2009, 2016, 2018, 2019)