Harp Blog

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

Zoom to New Zealand and Oz

The last few weeks have been amazing for meeting people from across the world. Anna Dunwoodie, queen of harps in NZ invited me to chat to her friends and pupils across the seas. It’s a great group and we have a great laugh as well  as learning lots about jazz!

Jazzman Records

The exciting news this Lockdown is that I have been signed to Jazzman Records. The 10" vinyl and CD of 5 pieces from my Butterflies album will be released in September and the 12" vinyl and CD After Dark album in February.This will be worldwide physical and online...

Lockdown positivity

Im having a great time listening to music and writing music, whether for harpists or my trio. I have been lucky enough to meet some new and interesting  friends who are introducing me to a whole new world of music. Music seems to be thriving amongst my colleagues so I...

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...

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