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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
- 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
- Annual Harp Concert
WAFHS relies on the talented and generous volunteers who help run the society.
Here is the list of volunteers.
2015 Harpers Getaway
The 2015 WAFHS Harpers Getaway will be November 6 - 8. WAFHS is
pleased to announce that the guest teachers for this year's Getaway are
Angi Bemiss and Fraya Thomsen. The Getaway will be held at the
Shepherd's Spring in Sharpsburg, MD.|
Information about the Getaway may be found
WAFHS encourages its members to participate in harp circles. Here is a
list of harp circles in the
greater Washington, DC, area.