Harp Blog

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

Successful Jazzy Harp day and a tour on the way

Thanks to The Harp Studio for hosting a festive Jazzy Christmas Harp day in Newport. We had a fantastic day learning how to make our carols sound Jazzy. Bethan runs the most fantastic business and it was an absolute pleasure to work along side her as we judged the...

Flute and Tankard in Cardiff tonight

  Looking forward to playing in the Flute and Tankard tonight in Cardiff 9-11pm with Jon Reynolds on frums and Aidan Thorne on bass. Come along and hear the new album before it is released. Looking forward to seeing friendly faces

Successful Jazzy Harp day and a tour on the way

Thanks to The Harp Studio for hosting a festive Jazzy Christmas Harp day in Newport. We had a fantastic day learning how to make our carols sound Jazzy. Bethan runs the most fantastic business and it was an absolute pleasure to work along side her as we judged the...

Flute and Tankard in Cardiff tonight

  Looking forward to playing in the Flute and Tankard tonight in Cardiff 9-11pm with Jon Reynolds on frums and Aidan Thorne on bass. Come along and hear the new album before it is released. Looking forward to seeing friendly faces

Just finishing a new advanced harp book

It has been a busy year. A beginner jazz book, an album and a new book for advanced harpists. The new book (to be made available on pdf) is for the advanced harpist and will contain lead sheets as well as arrangements of new pieces. The lead sheets are pieces from the...

Mixing the new album

  Nearly there. One day of mixing left and the album "Back to it" will be ready. Chip Wickham on Alto flute has added his fairy dust and the tracks are sounding lovely. The album is truly in the land of jazz and I hope that the nod to Dorothy Ashby and Alice...

World harp Congress 2020

Today I’ve been with my colleagues looking at proposals for the WHC2020 which is to be held in Cardiff. There are so many talented and diverse harpists out there. Cardiff is in for a treat. I’ve been trusted with the Jazz and World harp category but there are so many...

Recording the new album

The last two weeks have been superb. The album that I have been writing for the last 9 months has come to life. Recording in Fieldgate studios, Penarth, with Jon Reynolds on drums and Aidan Thorne on Bass and Paula Gardiner leading us in the right direction, we put...

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...

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