Harp Circles in the Washington, D.C. Area

WAFHS encourages our members to participate in harp circles. A harp circle is a gathering of harpers who meet to play music and enjoy each others' company. Harp circles are welcoming groups, and the members encourage each other in learning music, developing new skills, and joining the local harping community.

Below is a list of harp circles in the greater Washington, DC, area. A listing here does not imply an endorsement by the WAFHS. If you are a WAFHS member and would like to list your harp circle here, or to form your own, please send email to web@wafhs.org containing the appropriate information.

Name Location Information
Harp Happy! Montgomery County, MD Meets about twice monthly, usually on Monday mornings, at homes of members, most often in Bethesda. Open to any harp player regardless of ability. This ensemble prepares one concert per year and performs it in various locales. For more information, contact judymostyn@comcast.net.
Heatherwood Harp Ensemble Burke, VA Meets second Saturday of each month at the Heatherwood Retirement Community.
Open to any adult harp player regardless of ability.
For more information, contact beebeebee@starpower.net.
Shenandoah Folk Harpers Middletown, VA Meets normally on the second Sunday of the month at 2pm. Open to any adult harper regardless of ability.
For more information contact Allen Dec.
Cumberland Valley Harp Circle Cumberland Valley, PA Meets the third Sunday of every month, from 2-5pm at St. Michael's Reformed Episcopal Church in Enola, PA, near Harrisburg.
We warmly welcome visitors, harpers, other instruments, and folks who like music and a good time.
For more information see www.harpnfish.com/cvharpers.htm or contact Gerry Serviente at serviente@aol.com.
Pine Creek Valley Folk Harpers Jersey Shore, PA Meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Wendy McCormick's home, 272 Groupe Rd., Jersey Shore PA, from 10-3. Everyone brings a dish to share for a lunchtime fellowship. Other acoustic instruments are welcome. br> For more information and to confirm a specific meeting date, contact Wendy McCormick at mccormick272@gmail.com or 570-419-9303.
Ryland Harp Ring Womelsdorf, PA Meets the fourth Sunday of the month from 2-5 PM at Womelsdorf Community Library, 203 W. High St., Womelsdorf, PA 19567. (15 miles west of Reading, PA).
All ages and skill levels are welcome!
For more information, contact Cath at harpy1@verizon.net or 610-589-9644.