Music Festivals with Harp Classes

The following music festivals in the south and east of England include classes for harp.  The larger festivals have several harp classes and often have a harpist as the adjudicator, whereas smaller music festivals may have a single adjudicator for all music classes.  Some classes are restricted by age, or grade; others are open.

Bristol Festival of Music, Speech and Drama – March

Richmond-upon-Thames Performing Arts Festival – March

Watford Festival – February/March

Croydon Performing Arts Festival – April/May

Ealing Music Festival – April/May

North London Festival of Music, Drama and Dance – May

Redhill and Reigate Music Festival – May

Leamington Spa Festival – June

In Scotland, the Royal National Mod, held in October, is Scotland’s premier Gaelic festival and provides opportunities for people of all ages to perform across a range of competitive disciplines including Gaelic music and song, highland dancing, instrumental (including clarsach), drama, sport and literature.  A different Scottish town hosts the Mod each year.