Harp festivals, courses and workshops
The Edinburgh International Harp Festival provides courses at all levels and in many traditions (Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Breton, South-American, jazz, etc).
There are a number of harp courses in Scotland every year.
For more courses, see the Festivals and Courses page.
Examinations in traditional music, with emphasis on the aural tradition, may also be taken through the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and the London College of Music (both Irish and Scottish traditional music).
A number of music festivals include adjudicated classes for the harp, at all levels.
Finding other harp players
Harp players can feel quite isolated if there are no others near them.
The Edinburgh International Harp Festival is the largest gathering of harp players in the UK.
In the online world, there are a number of discussion forums.
There are a number of harp ensembles incorporating the clarsach or lever harp. These include na Clarsairean in Edinburgh, and the International Harp Ensemble (both pedal and lever harps) in Surrey. Other smaller ensembles exist elsewhere (such as the Derbyshire Harp Ensemble, Harpers Bizarre (Cornwall Harp Centre), Wessex Harpers.