Harp Blog

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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