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

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...

Busy few days of harping!

It has been a busy few days of harping in various guises. From a Classical charity concert in Whitchurch on Friday in aid of Velindre hospital to The Camac weekend in Cardiff where I was teaching 4 workshops and giving the Saturday night concert with my trio and...

2016..a new year and lots to do

It has been a busy few months with teaching jazz in the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, writing lots of new compositions for the new books, beautiful events across the country, Mother's Day celebrations at Celtic Manor., and performances with the trio at...

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