Recent Harp Guitar Relatives

I hope you all enjoyed seeing some of the very latest harp guitar projects in last week’s blog. Not unsurprisingly, I run across some pretty interesting new “harp guitar relatives” as well. While this first instrument could probably be re-strung as an electric harp guitar, it’s not quite that. Aaron Grad tells me he built […]

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Recent Harp Guitar Builds

Time to catch up on several months of new instruments out there!  Turns out there’s so much, I’m going to split this into 2 blogs… First, a reminder to everyone commissioning or building a new harp guitar project to please send me photos and info (or a link) for inclusion on Harpguitars.net.  It’s hard to […]

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Harp Guitar Bucket List

No, I haven’t actually made such a list…but if I had, I would’ve just checked off a major one! Yes, I have joined the elite club of those who’ve had songs written for them by guitarist/harp guitarist Stephen Bennett. It’s taken a dozen years of sucking up, but at last I managed to inspire the […]

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HGG12: Post-Gathering Pub Crawl

Technically, there was only one pub, but some of us did have to crawl out of it after our final closing night party. Unlike other guitar festivals, our participants and attendees tend to form one giant extended family over the weekend, so we like to plan something where everyone can hang out together – be […]

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HGG12: Sunday

Typically after our big Saturday night concert the participants head back to the hotel to party into the wee hours (above). However, as a lot of us (staff mainly) hadn’t had a moment to have a bite of dinner, we chose to go out and eat (and more importantly, drink) at 11+ o’clock. We didn’t […]

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HGG12: Saturday Night Concert

Following the last presentation of the afternoon in North Idaho College’s Rehearsal Room, we moved over to the wonderful Schuler Performing Arts Center to prep for the main concert.  I must say, this is the nicest auditorium we’ve yet been in, and never have I been so impressed by the technical staff.  Just superlative on every […]

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HGG12: Arranging for Harp Guitar Without a Net

After Saturday afternoon’s Luthier presentations we had a final session, and one not to be missed! We’ve tried two special Arranging for Harp Guitar segments in the past.  At HGG9, Frank picked a tune (“Coilsfield House”) and volunteers Stephen Bennett, Muriel Anderson and Andy Wahlberg went offstage for just 15 minutes, then came back to […]

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HGG12: Luthiers

Welcome to our continuing series on the12th Harp Guitar Gathering.  I just added several more photos to our last episode.  And now, after a quick lunch break, we begin our afternoon session: First up was a special presentation by Dave and Anthony Powell on their special Freedom Tree Harp Guitar project.  I don’t seem to […]

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HGG12: Saturday Morning Presentations

After last night’s rousing opening night banquet, raffle, open mic and socializing (btw, I added a couple more photos to that post), all and sundry gradually stumbled off to bed. Next morning was the annual herding cats business to get everyone into the North Idaho College Boswell Hall Rehearsal Room to begin the festival. I […]

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HGG12: Friday Night Banquet

And we’re off! Friday night’s hotel banquet dinner included lots of old friends and some new faces.  New Gathering attendees this year were Tom & Mary Pat Cook, Stephen & Marie Bekessy, Gerry Camp, Roger Billerey-Mosier, Scot Tremblay, Marcus Volk & Sarah Jolley and John Littel. The natives getting restless.  The Powell brothers kindly brought […]

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