Upcoming concerts, performances, retreats, workshops, and other harp events in and near the area you won't want to miss will be posted here.  Be sure to check back often! 

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 2018 Montana Harp Retreat,

Tristan Govic Workshop and Concert, 

Nicolas Carter Workshops

Nicolas Carter Presents Latin Harp

August 18 & 19, 2018

Workshops available on August 18, in Missoula, MT. 

Private lessons are also available.  Workshop fees are $25 each, and workshops offered will depend on interest expressed.  Learning some simple Latin rhythms would add a new dimension to anyone's harp playing! 

Please express your interest by contacting Janice Mineer.

Ph: four-o-six-880-6653

e-mail: jkmineer[at]yahoo.com

About Nicolas

Nicolas Carter learned to play the harp in Paraguay, a country with a distinguished tradition of harp music. He became a professional musician while living in Minnesota, where he has performed as a solo artist, with Latin American, world music and classical ensembles.  He has performed all over United States, Europe, South America and Israel. He travels often as a concert performer and master teacher at various harp festivals. Nicolas holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre directing from the University of Minnesota and was a Fulbright scholar in France and Uruguay. He currently resides with his wife Maria Elvira in White Plains, NY.

photo by Jenny Wicks

             Tristan Le Govic workshop and concert          in Missoula, MT

August 30, 2018  

Tristan is an international harpist and presenter from France.  

A workshop and evening house concert will be offered on Thursday August 30th.  Attendance fee is $50.  Tristan will teach Briton (French Folk) music and arranging.  Private lessons available.  

Please express your interest by contacting Janice Mineer.

Ph: four-o-six-880-6653

e-mail: jkmineer[at]yahoo.com

About Tristan

Originally from Brittany, Tristan Govic was only six years old when he began learning the Celtic harp at the Conservatoire of Traditional Music of Soye (Plœmeur). The attraction to music will never leave him.

During his studies he gained numerous prizes and nominations that emphasize the recognition of a talented and accomplished musician. Performing on international stages, critics pronounce him as one of the leading Celtic harpers today.

During his time living in Ireland, then in Scotland - where he was appointed Celtic harp instructor within the City of Glasgow - he developed a deep sense for Celtic music both in a solo repertoire or with big names of the music world. For the 30thanniversary of the Edinburgh International Harp Festival (2011), the harpist Corrina Hewat invited him to take part in the performing of her masterpiece The Song of the Oak and The Ivy with Mary MacmasterWendy StewartHeather Downie and Bill Taylor.

Tristan Le Govic created his musical diversity by performing with other musicians such as the accordionist Samuel Le Hénanff, harpists Rachel Hair and Ailie Robertson or Enez trio, a band mixing Celtic music with jazz colors, founded with Stuart Macpherson (bass) and Roy Shearer (percussions). Introduced to the Nordic music by the Swedish singer Lise Enochsson, he developed a unique repertoire of Scandinavian music on the Celtic harp whose result was the recording of the CD Elva.

Recognizable by his sense of rhythm and harmony, his style is popular among the public and critics alike. Singer, storyteller, virtuoso musician, he founded his repertoire in the tradition and also with his own compositions. In perpetual movement, his world opens the gates of an extraordinary rhythmic and melodic diversity such as in his trio with Tangi Le Hénanff (bass) and Alan Quéré-Moysan (drums).

He is the publisher of The Breton Harp Anthology, a unique collection of three music books featuring the best harpists in Brittany (Alan StivellKristen Noguès...).

2018 Harp Retreat in September!

The 2018 Harp Retreat is in the works.  Save the dates:  September 28 and 29 in Missoula at the Best Western Grant Creek Inn.  The featured artists this year are Beth Kollé  and Susan "Tudy" McClain!  Visit the "2018 Harp Retreat" page to check for updates and more details as they become available!

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Past Events, Concerts and Workshops

April 8, 2016   Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter Workshops, Private Lessons and Concert in Missoula, MT

  • Workshops included: "Swedish Tunes for All Instruments", and "Playing By Ear"

September 25-27, 2015  Big Sky Harp Retreat Featured Billy Jackson Workshops, Private Lessons and Concert in Missoula, MT


August 15-16, 2015 Big Sky Harp Society at the Bitterroot Scottish/Irish Festival in Hamilton, MT

The BSHS once again had a harp tent at the 2015 Bitterroot Scottish/Irish Festival in Hamilton, Montana.  We spoke to many passers by about the fun of playing harps, and many had their first experience of playing a harp!  Several of our members offered music at various times.


June 10-11, 2015 Sharon Thormahlen Workshops and Concert in Missoula, MT

  • Workshops included: "Elements of Arranging", "String Tying, Harp Tuning, and Harp Maintenance", "Music Theory and Improvising", as well as private lessons.

September 12, 2014 American Harp Quartet in Whitefish, MT

August 23-24, 2014 Big Sky Harp Society at the Bitterroot Celtic Festival in Hamilton, MT

September 27-29, 2013 Big Sky Harp Retreat

March 2, 2013 Montana Harpist Laura Welker Concert in Helena, MT

Music Therapist Katy Meyers Featured in Montana Woman Magazine

Kalispell area harper Katy Meyers has been delighting and comforting patients and staff with her therapeutic harp for several years, and her skills caught the attention of the Montana Woman Magazine. She was featured in their June, 2015 issue, and Montana Woman has graciously given us permission to attach the article below. Be sure to check it out! 


Havre Harp Therapist Appointed to National Council

Mary Stevens, local harp therapist in Havre, Montana, has been appointed to the Representative Council of the National Standards Board of Therapeutic Musicians (NSBTM) as the representative of Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy® (VAHT).

The National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians (NSBTM) consists of leaders in the therapeutic music field. The NSBTM defines the Courses of Study, Scope of Practice, Code of Ethics and other rules of conduct for the certified therapeutic musician. The practice of the therapeutic musician is to use the intrinsic healing elements of live music and sound to provide an environment conducive to the human healing process.

Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy® (VAHT) uses live harp music in combination with a vibrotactile device (usually a chair, table or pillow) to vibrate and resonate with the tissues of the body, thereby affecting physiological processes. It also affects the mental, emotional and energetic or spiritual aspects of the individual to promote inner healing.

Stevens practices therapeutic music and VAHT in the Northern Montana Care Center in Havre, the Liberty Medical Center in Chester, and through her private music studio in Havre. She also plays live therapeutic piano or harp music in the lower level of the Atrium mall during the noon hour on Wednesdays. She is a certified graduate of the Harp for Healing, Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy, and International Harp Therapy training programs.  

June 20, 2014: Heavenly Harp Duo, Missoula

The Heavenly Harp Duo (www.heavenlyharp.org) is welcomed back for a second concert Friday, June 20, at 7:00 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 202 Brooks Street, Missoula.

Joy Gunderson
 

Two-time concerto winner, harpist Joy is a graduate of the renowned music school, St. Olaf College, in Northfield, MN where she studied with Minnesota Orchestra harpist, Kathy Kienzel. Her beautiful six-foot high Concert Grand pedal harp adds a touch of elegance to any occasion. At St. Olaf College Joy earned the highest academic and music scholarships.  She had the honor of being chosen to be the St. Olaf Orchestra harpist in her freshmen year.  Joy played in both orchestras simultaneously and sang in the St. Olaf Choir.  She studied harp, organ, voice and piano as part of her Church Music Major. 

Karin Gunderson
Karin plays a  4-1/2 foot high celtic harp.  As a hospice harpist for eleven years, Karin has developed a wide ranging repertoire from classical to popular love songs, Christian music to Latin American, Celtic, and country western. Karin likes using ethereal music to relax your audience as they await your entrance. 
A music graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, Karin is an accomplished vocalist, harpist, pianist and flutist. Like Joy, Karin loves to sing as she plays her harp and will warm the hearts of the audience with her pure, sweet voice.


St. Paul Lutheran Church is located in the second block off Higgins Avenue at 202 Brooks Street. (Brooks originates at Higgins right in front of Hellgate High School.)

We received the loveliest thank-you note from the folks at Boulder Hot Springs, who hosted our first annual retreat in September.  You can view it to the right.  Be sure to check out the Boulder Hot Springs Resort at  www.boulderhotsprings.com and in person!  

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