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Great few weeks

Written on Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 10:25 am

The last few weeks have been inspiring working with college students in Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Birmingham Conservatoire. Yesterday In Birmingham we were joined by an amazing soul singer Judith Ude.(https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/no-one-knows-me-better-single/1382382971). So nice to have a jam and make some beautiful music. So talented! This weekend will see a little trip […]

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 […]

Great week

Written on Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 11:12 am

Last week was an amazing week. Tony and I received the new Christmas books and the revised Contemporary Sounds for harp back from the printers. So pleased..they look amazing and we have had fantastic feedback. Ray Pool and Danielle Perrett have give us phenomenal reviews and we are simply bowled over with the feedback. Last […]

Christmas books and Autumn projects

Written on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at 10:25 am

Tony and I have just finished our 12 Christmas jazzy carols. We are so excited as they range from swing to Calypso as well as some new Christmas compositions written by ourselves. The book will be out by Mid October..so watch this space.   The last few weeks have been great fun with numerous events […]

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 […]

A great few weeks

Written on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 1:56 pm

Summer has arrived and weddings are in full flow with beautiful dresses and venues and nervous grooms. I’ve been playing everything from Shrek to Chopin. It’s been interesting and quite time consuming listening and arranging all the requests. There is never a dull day. I’ve also been in to RWCMD helping teaching with pre exam […]

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