Harper's Ferry, WV

Washington Area Folk Harp Society


Application for Charitable Honorarium

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

2020 WAFHS Scholarships
WAFHS is pleased to announce the 2020 WAFHS Student Scholarships. There are three WAFHS Lever Harp Music Scholarships available for members of WAFHS. Any member of WAFHS (age 14 or older anytime during the 2020 calendar year) who applies will be considered for one of these scholarships. The scholarships can be used for any worthwhile harp-related purpose. All application materials should be postmarked or emailed no later than April 30, 2020.
PDF application form
DOCX application form
If you have any questions please contact David Crookston at davidtheharp@aol.com or 703-269-8929.

Honoraria for Charity Performances
Information about the WAFHS honorarium for charity performances is now available. The application form is also available.

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