To help make it a special event, we invited back our very first “Featured Performer” from 3 years ago – Hiro Takai, with his one-of-a-kind koto harp guitar. Hiro is a very special friend and musician, so if you missed him at HGG7, please come meet him!
Mixing it up as we like to do, we next have a very special first-time guest – Oleg Timofeyev, the world’s leading expert and exponent of the historical 7-string Russian guitar. Of course, for this event, he will be bringing the harp guitar version of this important instrument, his 1912 Eroshkin with 5 additional basses. Expect a presentation and performance of the very highest caliber!
Then, from the rare past, we hurtle into the future with the Harp Guitar Gathering debut of Keith Medley and his self-made 27-string harp guitar. He’ll perform his original music acoustically and with his richly-produced amplified enhancements, and then speak a bit in the Luthier panel. A true Renaissance man.
While Keith may look like a rock star, Tim Donahue pretty much is a rock star in Japan, where he performs with Akira Yamazaki as “Eclipse” (check out a recent video here…). Tim (who was a feature all the way back at HGG4) decided to attend the 10th at the last minute (solo), so look for him to do a unique workshop Sunday morning, and discuss his new production TD electric harp guitar project in the Luthier panel.
For more tradition Dyer-style players, other workshops will be offered by the ever-popular Stephen Bennett and Andy Wahlberg, and of course the public concerts will feature all this talent and a veritable cornucopia of other great players!