Harp Blog

Read about Amanda Whiting’s latest performances, collaborations, and teaching work.

Celebrity Golf at Celtic Manor and a chat with Raymond Blanc

Superb morning at Celtic Manor, Newport for the Celebrity Cup with James Nesbitt, Brian McFadden and a whole host of Celebrities. Celtic holds the Cup every year and I am lucky enough to sit and play for them. Luckily the sun shone and the event was a huge success. It...

Working on the New album and new jazz harp book

The new album is finished on the page and now rehearsals start. 10 tracks and a whole host of possibilities. John Reynolds on drums, Aidan Thorne on bass and Chip Wickham will guest on alto flute. We hit the studio in September and I can't wait to start recording. As...

Harp music on the go!

So many beautiful events around the country to post about. I thoroughly enjoyed playing for Cardiff University on a few occasions over the last few weeks. I studied in Cardiff and it is always lovely to play for their events. "Just a quick note to say thank you very...

Working on the New album and new jazz harp book

The new album is finished on the page and now rehearsals start. 10 tracks and a whole host of possibilities. John Reynolds on drums, Aidan Thorne on bass and Chip Wickham will guest on alto flute. We hit the studio in September and I can't wait to start recording. As...

Harp music on the go!

So many beautiful events around the country to post about. I thoroughly enjoyed playing for Cardiff University on a few occasions over the last few weeks. I studied in Cardiff and it is always lovely to play for their events. "Just a quick note to say thank you very...

A new book is on the way

I have spent the last few months writing a new book for classical harpists who want to play jazz. Pedalsliders Harp books already has a series of Jazz harp books but this book is more of a method book enabling the classical mind to access the jazz rhythms and...

Great few weeks

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...

Teaching, playing and practise!

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...

New book and a new collaborations

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...

Recording new videos

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...

A new year and new ideas

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...

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