Harp Blog

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

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...

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...

Celebrity Golf at Celtic Manor and a chat with Raymond Blanc

Superb morning at Celtic Manor, Newport for the Celebrity Cup with James Nesbitt, Brian McFadden and a whole host of Celebrities. Celtic holds the Cup every year and I am lucky enough to sit and play for them. Luckily the sun shone and the event was a huge success....

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...

Preparing for Camac weekend

March 12-13 will see an exciting weekend in Cardiff Metropolitan University, sponsored by Camac Harps. This year there is an amazing array of talent with something to suit all ages – children and adults; all grades – from complete starters to professional harpists;...

Christmas is coming..

It's my favourite time of the year. My favourite music and a cwtchy (welsh for warm and welcoming..but indescribable really) warmth wherever you go. Ive been writing new music for the up and coming series of Pedalslider books that Tony and I are working on. There will...

A busy few months

I should apologise for not having written any sooner. It has been an exciting period in my life. Back in April, I was absolutely honoured to play at Edinburgh Harp Festival with my trio as well as teaching at the festival for the week. We received such a warm welcome...

Trinity syllabus and Edinburgh Harp Festival preparation

Its been a very busy few months working on the new book with my writing partner Tony Robinson. We are thrilled to say that it will be out in a few weeks. And even more thrilled to announce that 8 pieces overall from our 3 books have been chosen for examination pieces...

Henley on Thames evening

Last night I had the pleasure of playing in Henley at the beautiful Phyllis Court Club, situated on the Thames. I was honoured to have been invited to be the soloist for the evening and gave an after dinner concert of classical and jazz. Work has started on preparing...

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