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Teaching, playing and practise!

Written on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 11:19 am

I can’t believe it is February already. This month means lots of work behind the scene preparing for concerts and teaching as well as writing new music. Last weekend I had the honour of teaching in Aust for the Clasarch Society. A great group of ladies who created amazing music on their lever harps. On […]

New book and a new collaborations

Written on Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 2:46 pm

The last few weeks have been great fun. I have been working on theory and my jazz chops as well as writing new pieces for beginner jazz harpists. I have also been writing music for myself and hoping to go on tour later in the year. It will be with a band and will hopefully […]

Recording new videos

Written on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 11:54 am

It has been a busy two weeks recording and editing. Please have a look at my channel and let me know what you think. https://www.youtube.com/user/AmandaWhtingLtd   The weekend also saw the Camac Festival in Cardiff with legendary Deborah Henson Conant. It was also great to have a jam with harpists including Tara Minton and Camac […]

A new year and new ideas

Written on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 11:05 am

Last year was fantastic; from playing in some great festivals and functions to writing a successful Christmas jazz book. This year will see the spotlight on my jazz, hopefully working with lots of new (and old) musicians as well as solo jazz harp. Another jazz harp book is in the pipeline too. Let’s hope 2017 is […]

A busy but amazing few weeks

Written on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 2:40 pm

It has been a dream of mine to play at festivals for as long as I can remember. The last few weeks have been amazing. With Matthew Halsall and The Gondwana Orchestra we played at Ghent Jazz Festival, London Jazz Cafe with Dwight Trible and then Pori66 in Finland. They are such amazing musicians and […]

Weddings and planning for Jazz66 Pori

Written on Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 8:16 pm

I’ve been up and down the motorway alot this week. Le manoir and Celtic Manor have been keeping me busy. Besides some beautiful functions, I have been teaching at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and starting to practise for playing at Jazz66 with Matthew Halsall in 3 weeks time. http://porijazz.fi/en/   The line […]

Lead sheets and christmas music

Written on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 at 1:52 pm

I’m sat in my office really enjoying the sunshine streaming in, practising lots of new music. I decided to work my way through the real books and give myself a foot work out on the pedalling. Some great songs have been added to my repertoire as well as starting to write my own music for my […]

Writing new books for the harp

Written on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 2:21 pm

Tony and I have started writing a new series of books including a Christmas book which will be out in October..just in time! We have even bought a new baby 27 string harp for Tony to get his fingers in a tangle..and possibly blistered! We will keep you posted and look forward to producing some […]

Busy few days of harping!

Written on Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 3:48 pm

It has been a busy few days of harping in various guises. From a Classical charity concert in Whitchurch on Friday in aid of Velindre hospital to The Camac weekend in Cardiff where I was teaching 4 workshops and giving the Saturday night concert with my trio and Gwenllian Llyr. After a great weekend (and […]

Preparing for Camac weekend

Written on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 12:55 pm

March 12-13 will see an exciting weekend in Cardiff Metropolitan University, sponsored by Camac Harps. This year there is an amazing array of talent with something to suit all ages – children and adults; all grades – from complete starters to professional harpists; and all styles – from classical to jazz and traditional music. Tutors Elinor Bennett Catrin Finch […]

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