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

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...

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...

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