Harper's Ferry, WV

Washington Area Folk Harp Society


2017 Annual Harp Concert

WAFHS Members' Events

Harp Teachers

Harp Circles

WAFHS Members' Pages

Harps for Sale!
Harps for Rent!

(Finale Book,
Song of the Selkie)

Photo Gallery


Harp Links

WAFHS Documents


  The Washington Area Folk Harp Society started in 1982 as a group of friends meeting every other month to play tunes together. From this start, the group has grown into a full-fledged society and a chapter of the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen, Inc.

Continuing with the intent to meet people and learn tunes, our activities include:

  • Educational workshops
  • Harp rental program
  • Listing of local harp teachers in the area
  • Regular newsletter and bi-monthly calendar of events
  • Participation in a variety of music festivals, including the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival and the Northern Virginia Scottish Games
  • Harp gatherings to play music together
  • Yearly "Harpers Getaway" in November with nationally and internationally recognized teachers
  • Annual Harp Concert

WAFHS relies on the talented and generous volunteers who help run the society. Here is the list of volunteers.

WAFHS Benefit, 2000

2017 WAFHS Scholarships
WAFHS is happy to announce the 2017 scholarships. Scholarships are awarded annually to individuals who learn and promote the playing and performance of the lever harp. All application materials should be postmarked no later than April 1, 2017.
PDF application form
If you have any questions please contact David Crookston at davidtheharp@aol.com or 703-269-8929.

2017 Annual
Harp Concert
Planning for the 2017 WAFHS Annual Harp Concert is underway. We are pleased to have Eve Watters, First Light Ensemble, and Linda Rice-Johnston as guest performers this year.

The concert will take place April 22, 2017, at the same location as the 2016 concert. Finale music and other information is available here.

Harp Circles
WAFHS encourages its members to participate in harp circles. Here is a list of harp circles in the greater Washington, DC, area.