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Date Topic Title

March 30th, 2021

Modern women players finish up my 8-part series

Women in Harp Guitar History

November 13th, 2020

A 3-part series on the harp-guitar-playing patriarch and his Hawaiian musical family and friends includes dozens of harp-guitar players

The James Shaw Family: A Hawaiian Musical Dynasty

September 13th, 2020

A second rare clip of Eddie playing his Gibson harp guitar 

Eddie Peabody in Hula Heaven: Plectrum Harp Guitar Excerpt

August 31st, 2020

Muriel hosts a Zoom concert with a Harp guitar finale

Muriel Anderson, SB and a Virtual Water is Wide

May 8th, 2020

An important amateur Russian player

From Russia with Love: Harp Guitars, Part 1

April 20th, 2020

The story of Gene Mitchell

Back to Gene’s Guitar Shop

April 3rd, 2020

My book on the infamous Vaudeville team is published. Matt Redman contributes an audio/visual appendix

Vardon, Perry & Wilber Meet the Library of Congress

December 8th, 2019

A new compilation CD from our European friends

Secrets of the Harp Guitar in Europe

November 8th, 2019

Bad Drew Baldwin guest authors the story of his first harp guitar

The Tale of Drew Baldwin’s First Harp Guitar

November 3rd, 2019

New music from Harp Guitar Gathering performers

New CDs from HGG17

October 25th, 2019

At the 17th Harp Guitar Gathering, a special composition/performance and Tribute CD release to the late, great Hirokatsu Takai

An Emotional HGG17

April 8th, 2019

Several of my plucked string instruments are played authentically

Matt Redman, Live at the Miner Museum


April 5th, 2019

A colleague from London who recreates period fretted instrument styles

Matt Redman, Bringing the Past into the Present

March 17th, 2019

New photos of Hedges

Michael Hedges Recap

January 28th, 2019

Harp guitarists at NAMM, 2019

Winter NAMM, 2019

December 20th, 2018

We lose a dear friend

Hiro Takai, Rest In Peace

December 1st, 2018

I play a fantasical lute reproduction with floating basses and trebles

A Lute Out of a Nightmare

October 5th, 2018

A harp guitar "holder" who never played his basses?

The Ballad of Serge Singer


September 3rd, 2018

The different players of this modern instrument

A Short – Yet Surprisingly Complete – History of the Modern Archguitar

June 3rd, 2018

The last year's harp guitar releases

Recent Harp Guitar CDs

April 27th, 2018

A new player and instrument I met in Genoa

Massimo Traffano and the Brahms-Harp Guitar

April 6th, 2018

Special concert by Fabrizio Giudice during our trip to Genoa

Genoa, 2017 Part 1

February 8th, 2018

The delayed publication of my interview for Akustik Gitarre

Akustik Gitarre Magazine Harp Guitar Time Capsule

January 28th, 2018

Harp guitarists at NAMM

NAMM, 2018

March 24th, 2017 Steampunk Stace writes about his c.1909 Stahl harp guitar

Steampunk Stahl
March 4th, 2017 The sad passing of Tom Shinness

Tom Shinness Harp Guitar Memories
February 4th, 2017 Catching up on 2 years of releases

Recent Harp Guitar Albums
January 28th, 2017 Thomas Nielsen writes an article for us on Soffren Degen

Danish Harp Guitar Discoveries
January 22nd, 2017 Harp Guitar players and builders at Winter NAMM, 2017

NAMM 2017
October 23rd, 2016 I couldn't resist sharing this gag with Andy McKee and Stephen Bennett

Time Capsule, Feb, 2007: Miner Museum Acquires Important Rare Specimens
October 7th, 2016 Harp guitar players at the first Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration

Harp Guitars at SBAIC
August 27th, 2016 New instruments with supers

Super-Treble Harp Guitar Videos
July 1st, 2016 The fascinating career and inventions of the little-known Hollywood character

Herman the Hermit

March 18th, 2016

Gregg Miner and Fabrizio Giudice present the historical performance techniques of Pasquale Taraffo

Secrets of Taraffo

March 9th, 2016

I fully revamp the site's Players page

Harp Guitar Players Page Overhaul

October 17th, 2015

Recent  players of historical instruments

New Harp Guitar Players, Builders and Music, Part 2

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September 25th, 2015

Latest players, builders and CDs

New Harp Guitar Players, Builders and Music, Part 1

September 5th, 2015

New harp guitarist Brin Addison

So who exactly IS Brin Addison and why is he suddenly Harp Guitarist of the Month?

July 6th, 2015

Performers at Yaouen's French harp guitar festival

Harp Guitar Working Vacation: France Part 3

July 3rd, 2015

Luthiers at Yaouen's French harp guitar festival

Harp Guitar Working Vacation: France Part 2

June 24th, 2015

My visit with Taraffo repertoire player Fabrizio Giudice to film our new documentary

Harp Guitar Working Vacation: Genoa Part 3

February 27th, 2015 

Update on Joachim Csaikl's activities

Busy in Austria

January 7th, 2015 

In which I receive a "Major Award"...

Awards Season

November 7th, 2014

New harp guitar CD releases

Harp Guitar Bucket List

September 20th, 2014

Guitaripist Phil deGruy comes to town

Phil deGruy, Ten Years After

September 12th, 2014

John Schneiderman checks out the Miner Museum

Schneiderman Plays the Blues

August 25th, 2014

New videos from Austria

Neue Video der Neuen Wiener Concert Schrammeln
June 8th, 2014 The story of my aborted commission of a new Doolin harp guitar

The Harp Guitar That Never Was

June 1st, 2014

Don Ross and Calum Graham moonlight all too briefly on harp guitar

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

April 6th, 2014

Multi-instrumentalist Tom Shinness plays harp guitar with Keb' Mo'

Harp Guitar Blues

March 4th, 2014

Part 2 of our Fred Carlson Humanitar adventure with Alex de Grassi

Road Trip – Destination: Humanitar!

March 1st, 2014

The Humanitar, Part 1

It Lives! Unveiling the Humanitar

February 9th, 2014

Debut CD from Austria's Joachim Csaikl

Austrian Pop/Rock Harp Guitar
January 19th, 2014 The "folk art" musical instruments of Evan Binkley

Gujuleles and Other Creative Adventures

December 18th, 2013

1997: Michael Hedges tries out Lance McCollum's first harp guitar

McCollum & Michael

December 12th, 2013

Stephen Bennett's Complete Nutcracker Ballet Score for Guitar Orchestra

Not Your Parents’ Nutcracker

December 6th, 2013

The official release of Brad Hoyt's new all-star harp guitar-meets-jazz players CD

Far Away From Everyday

November 30th, 2013

The loss of one of our own

Dennis Cinelli: 195- to 2012

November 17th, 2013 Party Number 1

HGG11: Saturday After Hours
November 14th, 2013 The Gathering's evening public concert

HGG11: Saturday Evening Concert
November 11th, 2013 Player Feature #3

HGG11 Feature: The Artist Formerly Known As Andy McKee
November 2nd, 2013 Player Feature #2

HGG11 Feature: Pete Bradshaw
October 30th, 2013 Player Feature #1

HGG11 Feature: Dave Powell
October 23rd, 2013 Open Mic at the Gathering

HGG11 Open Mic Sessions: Old and New Faces
October 5th, 2013 Warning: Sarcasm and Ranting

Wikipedia Harp Guitar Notables of the Month
September 24th, 2013 Brad Hoyt's new CD

Brad Hoyt: Ready for Another Close-up
September 1st, 2013 Latest news on players of Tim's TDEHG

Checking in on Tim Donahue’s Plan for Electric Harp Guitar Global Domination
August 4th, 2013 A mini-harp guitar concert

Artistry of the Harp Guitar
July 14th, 2013 Player Kinloch Nelson makes his own temporary HG

Kinloch Builds a Harp Guitar…
June 21st, 2013 New harp guitar CDs

Groove Jazz Harp Guitar and Other New Music
June 8th, 2013 Performers at the French festival

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June 6th, 2013 More highlights from the ground-breaking French festival

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May 9th, 2013 Karen Ashbrook and Paul Oorts get a great gig!

Harp Guitar at the Kennedy Center
March 21st, 2013 Players and owners of all the known McCollum harp guitars, with the full Michael Hedges story revealed

McCollum Harp Guitar Legacy, Part 2
March 16th, 2013 My introduction to the topic

McCollum’s Harp Guitar Legacy, Part 1

August 8th, 2012

A group of kontragitarre-playing friends get together in Vienna

Modern Schrammelgitarre Players are Gathering

August 3rd, 2012

Attending a John Schneiderman concert of Russian guitar music

Russian Harp Guitar Sighting

July 15th, 2012

Featured performers booked for HGG10

Performers of The 10th Harp Guitar Gathering

June 29th, 2012

The music and activities of Viennese harp guitarist (kontragitarre player) Peter Havlicek

Care Package from Vienna

June 10th, 2012 Harp guitarist Jeff Titus' new Carlson creation!


May 14th, 2012 Fabrizio Giudice plays Taraffo repertoire on his 9-string Genovese harp guitar

Genoa, Part 3: Memories of Pasquale Taraffo

March 14th, 2012 The Corries, plus newer "combolin" players

The Mysterious, Magical Combolins

February 29th, 2012 Latest activities of Tim and his students and followers

Tim Donahue’s Growing Electric Harp Guitar World

February 26th, 2012 3 harp guitarists - Andy McKee, Stephen Bennett and Antoine Dufour - play southern California

Guitar Masters Southern Cal Tour

February 21st, 2012 Stephen Bennett and Korel Tunador play a local Holloway house concert

Holloways to the Right and Left of Me

January 28th, 2012 An update on modern Schrammelgitarre players Joachim Csaikl, Emmerich Haimer and Harald Koll

Modern Schrammel Players…1 Year Later

January 18th, 2012 Muriel Anderson and Scott Burwell play a local Holloway house concert

Holloway House Concert

December 18th, 2011

Christian Saggese's receives his new modern harp guitar by Antonello Saccu

New Saccu for Saggese

December 2nd, 2011

Keith Medley plans a live concert on Upstream, with guest Tom Shinness

Medley, with Shinness, Live Tonight

November 29th, 2011 The first harp guitar video of Christian Saggese

Seeing is Believing

November 16th, 2011 Limelight features the new HGM Christmas Present CD on their blog

Harp Guitars in the Limelight

November 15th, 2011 A new Taraffo piece from Chris Saggese

Taraffo’s Sonatina in A Major

November 11th, 2011 Non-HG activities of Carter Lancaster, Don Alder, & Ed Littlefield

Moonlighting Harp Guitarists

November 9th, 2011 Announcing the soon-to-arrive new Christmas compilation

Christmas is Coming…

November 2nd, 2011 Beppe Gambetta in a public performance tribute to Taraffo

More Taraffo Tributes

October 31st, 2011 Revisiting our rather bizarre Halloween Gathering concert at HGG7

Ya Know Whut? Happy Halloween.

October 29th, 2011 HGG9 events included our first concurrent Players Workshops

HGG9: Scheduled Events

October 25th, 2011 Concert performers at HGG9

HGG9: Concert Performers

October 22nd, 2011 Non-concert players and other attendees at HGG9

HGG9: Best Turnout Ever!

October 18th, 2011 First time appearance by Ed Littlefield

HGG9 Featured Performer Ed Littlefield, Jr.

October 16th, 2011 Our special guest from the Canary Island and France, Jim Kline

HGG9: James Kline, Our Special Featured Guest

October 15th, 2011 Our traditional Gathering finale gets a surprise tweak

The Water is Wide in C#

October 6th, 2011 Radio interview featured hosts Stephen Bennett and John Thomas

Harp Guitar Gathering on NPR

September 25th, 2011 Presenting new harp guitar player Christian Saggese

The Second Coming of Taraffo

September 16th, 2011 Recent arch-guitarist Jon Mendle

Jon Mendle, Archguitar Prodigy

September 14th, 2011 Raphaella Smits performs at the event on 8-string guitar

La Guitarra Arpa California

September 9th, 2011 Antonine Dufour makes the cover of Canada's music magazine with his Duane Noble HG

A Noble Image, Indeed

September 6th, 2011 HGG9 workshops announced

HGG9 Harp Guitar Instruction Workshops

August 28th, 2011 Unveiling the new CD "Further Beyond Six Strings"

and Furthermore…

August 20th, 2011 Harp Guitar performers at Healdsburg

Healdsburg, Part 2

August 16th, 2011 Tony McManus plays the new Manzer harp gutiar

Healdsburg Trip, Part 1

August 6th, 2011 Keith Medley receives some increasing P.R.

Keith Medley, Part 2

July 30th, 2011 Announcing the upcoming CD

Further Beyond…

July 21st, 2011 Muriel Anderson is interviewed in this issue

Fretboard Journal #22

July 16th, 2011 A few videos from HGG8 are posted

Harp Guitar Gathering 8 Videos

June 18th, 2011 A last-minute performance by Frank Doucette and I

And a Grand Time Was Had by Few

June 5th, 2011 New videos from Philippe Fouquet and Paolo Giordano

Videos and Other News

May 8th, 2011 4 top Candyrat artists visit me

Rat Infestation at the Miner Museum

May 4th, 2011 Multi-instrumentalist Abaji from France visits the museum

Lock the Instrument Cases – Abaji’s in Town!

March 31st, 2011 A special concert with Philippe Fouquet and John Doan

Modern Harp Guitar Music Alive and Well in France

March 28th, 2011 Recent players of reproduction 8-string harp guitars include Jan Tuláček, Karel Fleischinger, Fabrizio Ferraro and Adam Marec, and Petra Polackova

Attack of the 8-string Riess Copies

March 17th, 2011 Player Henrik Andersen designed and commissioned a wild new Manzer harp guitar

The Medusa is in da house!!

March 16th, 2011 New harp guitarist Kyle Reeder

Wallace & Reeder

March 10th, 2011 New Italian harp guitarist Francesco Faldani

Harp Guitar Southpaws

March 4th, 2011 Dave Powell records his new 12-strings-on-the-neck harp guitar

The Leo Kottke of the Harp Guitar

March 1st, 2011 Brad Hoyt's new solo composition on his unique Sedgwick instrument

The Antoine Dufour of the Arpa Viola Caipira

February 23rd, 2011 New Beardsell owner Martin Larose, and a "demo" by Henry Kaiser

Beardsell Sightings

February 22nd, 2011 The discovery of builder/player Keith Medley

Harp Guitar Medley

February 18th, 2011 Stephen Bennett's instructional DVDs are released - a first

You Asked For It, You Got It!

February 10th, 2011 Dan Pease and Bettie Swarts and friends

Hogan’s Goat

February 8th, 2011 Modern music players of "Schrammelgitarres" (Viennese harp guitars) include Emmerich Haimer, Joachim Csaikl, and Harald Koll

Schrammels in the Modern World

February 3rd, 2011 The popular Echoes radio show highlights harp guitar CDs

Harp Guitar Echoes

January 31st, 2011 A mini-convention sometimes occurs when Stephen Bennett comes to town

Southern Cal Mini-Gathering

January 20th, 2011 Newly discovered CDs include recent players John McHugh, Jonathan Ebanks, James Schaller, and Antonio Koudele

Updated Music page

January 14th, 2011 Local concert by Stephen Bennett

11:59 and Blog’s Well

January 14th, 2011 Holloway harp guitars are demo'd at NAMM

NAMM Day 1

January 6th, 2011 Andy Wahlberg's new instrumental piece


December 30th, 2010 New CD by Russian music duo Oleg Timofeyev and John Schneiderman

Russian Harp Guitars

December 23rd, 2010 The story of my first major airplay

Best Christmas Eve’s Eve Ever

December 22nd, 2010 Recent Holloway customers include my brother Mark, Michael Lohr in Germany, and Bob Visintainer

Happy Holiday Holloway Harpers

December 20th, 2010 All the players onstage for the Gathering finale in Indiana

HGG8: The Finale

December 16th, 2010 The sub-bass muting workshop at HGG8

HGG8: Other Presentations

December 14th, 2010 Issues of string gauges for the Hedges piece

Stringing for Hedges

December 13th, 2010 Casual players at the Gathering

HGG8: Players, Ad Infinitum

December 10th, 2010 Spain's harp guitarist Blas Sanchez

A Note from Blas Sánchez

December 7th, 2010 Concert performers at HGG8

HGG8: The Concert Performers

November 30th, 2010 Smaro Gregoriadou plays George Kertsopoulos' pneumatic foot pedal guitar

Facebook Finds

November 26th, 2010 An original interview from the release of "A Christmas Collection"

Blast from the Past

November 23rd, 2010 10-string classical harp guitarist Brian Torosian at HGG8

HGG8 Featured Performer Brian Torosian

November 22nd, 2010 Carter Lancaster's CD wins at Canada's Hamilton Music Awards

Carter Lancaster, Canadian Winner

November 19th, 2010 Muriel Anderson at HGG8

HGG8 Featured Performer: Muriel Anderson

November 18th, 2010 First time in the States for HGG8 featured guest performer Philippe Fouquet

HGG8: Our Special Featured Guest

November 16th, 2010 Stephen Bennett and Gathering host Brad Hoyt perform on morning news TV

T.V. or Not T.V…THAT is the question

October 29th, 2010 Stephen Bennett's new CD is released

Classic Rock Harp Guitar!

October 26th, 2010 New harp guitar duo CD by Muriel Anderson and John Doan

Harp Guitars Under the Stars

October 20th, 2010 Videos by Jason Carter and others

Recent Videos

October 14th, 2010 Pierre Bensusan still is not going to play harp guitar...

Just don’t get your hopes up…

October 10th, 2010 Edgar Cruz adds harp guitar to his lineup

Everybody wants to get into the act…

October 5th, 2010 Multi-instrumentalist Dick Dilloff with some unusual harp-instruments

Tenor, Dick and Harry

September 27th, 2010 New Sedgwick HG player Simon Wahl

Stephen & Simon

September 22nd, 2010 Southern Cal party with a bunch of harp guitarists showing up

Party at Kathy’s (BYOHG)

September 20th, 2010 Announcing the upcoming new CD of rock music on harp guitar

Harp Guitars Rock!

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