Schedule

We’ll have over 90 “Live” workshops and events during the July 18-21 festival weekend. Presenters will be in-person in Parsippany (Eastern Time Zone) teaching our In-Person ticket holders while at the same time be on Zoom for our Online attendees. The best of both worlds. We’re recording all the ‘live’ in-person workshops and will post them on the workshop pages on Somerset Online in the next day(s) after they happen. Make no mistake. All of the “live” in-person workshops will be held simultaneously on Zoom. All times are noted in Eastern Time. Adjust for your time zone. 

Second Weekend! Join us July 27-28 on Zoom with presenters that we couldn’t bring to Parsippany! See below for that schedule. This weekend is open to all In-Person, Online, and Limited-Time subscribers. 

Updated 1/31/24

Workshop descriptions and schedules are subject to change. 

Thursday • July 18th, 2024

1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm

3:00-4:30pm

3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm

5-7pm

7-9pm
9pm
9:30pm
Workshop
Prevention of Injury
Classical Favorites on the Lever Harp
Beginner's Basics
Venezuelan Caribbean Rhythms: Joropo
The 4th Celtic Nation' - Music for Harp from Cornwall UK
Basso Continuo for Lever Harp
Turlough O'Carolan
Lap harp workshop: It’s Not a Toy
My Favorite Beautiful Tunes

Renaissance Faire Tunes for Small or Big Harps

Introduction to Paraguayan Music
Beginner's Chord Basics
I Hate Sight Reading
On the Other Hand: Lead Sheet Arranging for Harp
Invite Delight
Youth Harp Program Day 1
Improvisation, Composition, and Motif Toolkit
SuperManx

Dinner Buffet in The NRG Restaurant (tickets sold separately)

Concert: Thursday Night
Thursday Night Reception Meet & Greet (in-person only)
Scottish and Italian Dancing with Rachel Hair and Adriano Sangineto
Presenter
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz
Robbin Gordon-Cartier
Debbie Brewin-Wilson
Angel Tolosa
Sarah Deere-Jones
Christa Patton
Eileen Gannon
Kim Robertson
Sue Richards

Erika Leiberman

Nicolas Carter
Debbie Brewin-Wilson
Anna Dunwoodie
Cindy Shelhart
Martha Gallagher
Dominique Dodge
Emily Hopkins
Rachel Hair

Event

Event
Level
Any
Int./Adv.
Beg.
Int.
Int./Adv.
Int.
Int.
Any
Any

Beg./Int.

Adv.
Beg.
Any
Any
Any
Beg.-Adv.
Any
Beg.-Adv.

All

All

Friday • July 19th, 2024
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am

11am-1pm

11am
11:15am-12:45pm
11:30am-12:30noon
11:30-12:30pm
12-12:45pm

1-2:30pm

1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm

3:00-4:30pm

3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm

5-7pm

7-9pm
9:30pm
Workshop
Pedalboards, Effect Pedals, & Amplification
Wedding repertoire: "Entre Ramis"
Composing and Telling a Story with the harp
Venezuelan Merengue
Adapting Classical Music for Double-Strung Harp
Start Memorising
Youth Program Day 2
Celtic Christmas
CALIFYPSO! A Musical Game for 1 – 100 players
The Scottish Bard: melodies of Robert Burns

Grab and Go Options available in the Festival Lobby

Vendor Hall Opens!
Lunchtime Concert
DIY Knot Tying
Repertoire for every patient!
Small Harp Tasting

Performing at Dickens Festivals!

Regency Music for Lever Harp
Venezuelan Orquídea
The Double Effect: Arranging for Double-Strung Harp
Create Rhythm & Harmony with the Seasons
Performance Ready
Youth Harp Day 2
Harp in Traditional Irish Sessions
Unleash The Fancy Factor!
Italian Traditional Song

Prevention of Injury

Latin American music for Celtic Harp
Beginner's Coordination Basics
Sharing the Harp: Streaming, Video Production, and Social Media
Medieval Melodies
Kiwi Celt Tunes
Dancing the Tune
Pachelbel Boot Camp
Playing With A Friend

Dinner Buffet in The NRG Restaurant (tickets sold separately)

Friday Concert
Somerset's Got Talent! (Sign-Up at the Festival Desk)
Presenter
Emily Hopkins
Nicolas Carter
Adriano Sangineto
Angel Tolosa
Cindy Shelhart
Anna Dunwoodie
Dominique Dodge
Kim Robertson
Deborah Henson-Conant
Rachel Hair

Bedside Harp

Liza Jensen
Jen Narkevivius
Kim Adamson and special guests

Erika Lieberman

Sarah Deere-Jones
Angel Tolosa
Cindy Shelhart
Martha Gallagher
Robbin Gordon-Cartier
Dominique Dodge
Eileen Gannon
Deborah Henson-Conant
Adriano Sangineto

Alfredo Rolando Ortiz

Nicolas Carter
Debbie Brewin-Wilson
Emily Hopkins
Christa Patton
Anna Dunwoodie
Eileen Gannon
Edie Elkan
Sue Richards
Level
Any
Int.
Int./Adv
Int./Adv
Any
Any
Beg.-Adv.
Int.
Any
Int.

All

All
All
Any
Any
Any

Beg./Int.

Int.
Int.
Any
Any
Beg.-Adv.
Beg./Adv.
Any
Any
Any

Any

Int.
Beg.
Any
Beg./Int.
Beg./Int.
Any
Any
Any

All

All
Saturday • July 20th, 2024
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am

11am-1pm

11am
11:30am-12:15pm
11:30am-12:30pm
12-12:45pm

1-2:30pm

1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm
1-2:30pm

3:00-4:30pm

3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm

5-7pm

7-9pm
9:30pm
Workshop
Morning to Midnight - Original Tunes for All Occasions
Composing in a Traditional Style
Lever It Up
Ancient Romantic music from Venezuela
More Spanish Dances!
Thomas Moore’s Irish Melodies
Youth Program Day 3
Let's Have a Dance with the Harp
Sing & Play Harp: Basic Accompaniment Patterns & Fills
Technique Tune up for the Lazy Harpist

Grab and Go Options available in the Festival Lobby

Vendor Hall Opens!
Lunchtime Concert Youth Harp Program
DIY 2: Tuning
Large Harp Tasting

Recording and Refining the Harp Digitally

Ancient Harp of Scotland
Las Folías de España
The Medieval Harp in England Lecture
Learn two of Alfredo's Famous Compositions
Slides & Polkas & More Irish Dance Tunes
Youth Program Day 3
Extremely Slow Airs
Powerful Harmonic Progressions
Dexterity Exercises for Intermediates

Playing More with Less

Using the Harp in Music Therapy
Latin American style waltz: “Luna LLena"
Mindfulness and the Art of Improvisation
Medieval Harp Technique
The Gigging Harpist: A Walk on the Business Side Lecture
Irish Slow Airs
Learning “Metropolis” by Adriano Sangineto
Scottish Sessions for the Scared

Dinner Buffet in The NRG Restaurant (tickets sold separately)

Saturday Concert
Harpers' Escape Play Along
Presenter
Sue Richards
William Jackson
Robbin Gordon-Cartier
Angel Tolosa
Christa Patton
Gráinne Hambly
Dominique Dodge
Adriano Sangineto
Deborah Henson-Conant
Kim Robertson

Liza Jensen

Kim Adamson and special guests

Emily Hopkins

William Jackson
Christa Patton
Sarah Deere-Jones
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz
Gráinne Hambly
Dominique Dodge
Kim Robertson
Deborah Henson-Conant
Sue Richards

Edie Elkan

William Jackson
Nicolas Carter
Martha Gallagher
Sarah Deere-Jones
Erika Lieberman
Gráinne Hambly
Adriano Sangineto
Rachel Hair

Hambly, Jackson, DeAngelo, Brewin-Wilson

Level
Int.
Any
Int./Adv.
Int.
Int.
Int.
Beg./Adv.
Any
Any
Any

All

All
All
Any
Any

Any

Int.
Int.
Any
Int.
Int./Adv.
Beg./Adv.
Any
Int.
Int.

Any

Any
Int.
Any
Any
Any
Int./Adv.
Int.
Any

All

All
Sunday • July 21st, 2024
8:00 AM

9:30am-5:30pm

9:30-11am

9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am
9:30-11am

11am-3:00pm

12:00pm-1:00pm
Workshop
Celtic Service

ADD-ON: Harpers' Escape

A Round and A Round

The Rhythmic and Expressive Harp
The RenFaire Harpist: How to Get the Job Lecture
Pop! Goes the Double: Modern Music for Double-Strung Harp
Beginner’s Blues
Hop Jig
Youth Harp Program Day 4
Wistful Waltzes
Get Your Best Sound: Improve Your Tone

Exhibit Hall Opens

Concert
Presenter
Debbie Brewin-Wilson

Brewin-Wilsom, Hambly, Jackson, DeAngelo

Anna Dunwoodie

Alfredo Rolando Ortiz
Erika Lieberman
Cindy Shelhart
Martha Gallagher
Eileen Gannon
Dominique Dodge
Rachel Hair
Robbin Gordon-Cartier
Level
All

Beg.-Adv

Any

Int.
Any
Any
Beg.
Int.
Beg.- Adv.
Any
Any

All

All
Saturday • July 27th, 2024

10:30-11:30am
10:30-11:30am
10:30-11:30am

1:00-2:30pm

1:00-2:30pm
1:00-2:30pm

3:00-4:30pm

3:00-4:30pm
3:00-4:30pm
Workshop
Beauty from the Beginning
Irish Songs and Dance Tunes: Exploring their Intertwined World
Lap Harp Olympics

Glistening Glissandos

Navigating Lever Shifting Repertoire
Chasing the Bunnies + Other Technique Glitch Fixes

Early Gaelic & Welsh Harp Music

Elegant Contemporary Irish Tunes
Turkish Scales and Song
Presenter
Sunita Staneslow
Hannah Flowers
Shelley Fairplay

Sunita Staneslow

Amelia Romano
Shelley Fairplay

Ann Heymann

Hannah Flowers
Simcha Tzuf
Level
Any
Int.
Any

Any

Beg.
Any

Int.

Int.
Any

Sunday • July 28th, 2024
10:30-11:30am
10:30-11:30am
10:30-11:30am

1:00-2:30pm

1:00-2:30pm
1:00-2:30pm

3:00-4:30pm

3:00-4:30pm
Workshop
My Favorite Arrangements
Play Odd Meter Music with Confidence
Stories with Harp for Young Children

The Art of a Beautiful Tone

The Business Side of Music
Lap Harp Olympics

Historical interpretations of Carolan

Therapeutic Scales in Old Mystical Jewish Music
Presenter
Sunita Staneslow
Amelia Romano
Shelley Fairplay

Sunita Staneslow

Kathy DeAngelo
Shelley Fairplay

Ann Heymann

Simcha Tzuf
Level
Int
Int.
Any

Beg./Int.

Any
Any

Int.

Any

select past concerts