Harp Blog

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

Collaborating across the planet

This lockdown has been great for meeting new people. I’m currently working on some new pieces with Anna Dunwoodie from New Zealand. We are going to embrace the duo and trio and write some jazzy versions of some traditional songs as well as some new ones. I’ve just...

New album shaping up nicely

Besides writing lots of sheet music for educational books, I’ve been concentrating on a new album. Inspired by so many new influences over lockdown, it will hopefully be a mixture of grooves and indulgence:) my first album recorded in 2013 will be out in September on...

Harp Column Academy

At the beginning of lockdown, I was asked by Harp Column if I would like to have my own studio on their platform. This is a huge honour as the titans of harp teachers, who I have studied with or grown up idolising, have studios on there. Mine is for beginner jazz and...

Recording with drummer Tony Robinson

I had a great  evening recording at home for drummer Tony Robinson who wrote a piece for me in 7 ..he never writes in 4! The piece called Suburbia starts with a hypnotic groove, opening out into an improvised area. It really is beautiful....

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 greatlaugh 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...

Too much to catch up on

  During these awful times with Covid 19 and Lockdown, I've actually been lucky and had really positive experiences musically. After my dream of playing at Ronnie Scotts was cancelled due to the virus, other fantastic opportunities have arisen. With so many...

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...

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