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...

Great week

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...

Christmas books and Autumn projects

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...

A busy but amazing few weeks

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...

Weddings and planning for Jazz66 Pori

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...

A great few weeks

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...

Lead sheets and christmas music

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...

Writing new books for the harp

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...

Clarsarch players improvising and weddings begin…

After a busy weekend playing at the beautiful Peterstone court and Celtic Manor, I hot-footed over to Newbury to teach a lovely groups of Clarsarch players. The group were brilliant and by the end we were playing the blues, improvising and sliding levers to the point...

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Amanda is an experienced and professional harpist.

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