Summer Harp Ramblingette

Summer greetings, Ramblingers!!!
The following are concerts that I will be giving and workshops I will be teaching over the next few months… I look forward to our paths possibly crossing this summer…
Rambling Along,
Shar

Shar’s CONCERTS & WORKSHOPS

June 27th, Thursday at 12pm noon – PORT CREDIT, ON
Out & About Mississauga Chamber Music Concert Series
Solo harp concert, Sharlene
Port Credit Library
20 Lakeshore Rd East, Mississauga
free!

July 15th – 20th – LAC MACDONALD , Quebec
CAMMAC – annual harp workshop retreat week with Sharlene

July 23rd – OAKVILLE, ON
OSO Outreach Concert at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

August 2nd, 11:00-12:30pm – MAXVILLE, ON
Glengarry Highland Games – harp workshop

August 17th – PRINCE GEORGE, BC
Prince George Harp Community presenting a harp workshop & concert by Sharlene.

August 19th – 23rd, WELLS, BC
33rd Annual International Island Mountain Arts International Harp & Cello School
Sharlene Wallace – advanced harp
Tristan Le Govic – intermediate harp
Seumas Gagne – intermediate harp
Marilyn Rummell – beginner harp
Morag Northey – cello

September 4th, Wednesday 2-4pm – ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland
We Play For You Interactive Concert
at The Rooms – Level 3 Atrium
Included in price of admission
We are filling The Rooms with music all summer long. Come hear us play for you! From fiddle to accordion, from harp to vocals, come and check out our amazing local talent as they fill The Rooms with music and song from our province’s rich musical heritage. You can sing along, tap your toes or just sit back and delight in the experience. On Wednesday, September 4 from 2 pm – 4 pm, join our visiting special guest, Canadian harpist and composer, Sharlene Wallace.

September 4th-6th, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland
CBS Harps – harp workshops & concert

September 8th, Sunday 7:00pm TORONTO, ON
Iona Liturgy – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Anne Lindsay (fiddle), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)

October 4th-5th, GODERICH, ON
Huron Harp Festival – workshops & concert

October 6th, Sunday 7:00pm TORONTO, ON
Iona Liturgy – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Anne Lindsay (fiddle), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)

October 26th, GREY HIGHLANDS, ON
Mapleview Studio House Concert – solo harp
INFO (more to come)

November 2nd & 3rd – OAKVILLE, ON
Oakville Symphony

November 3rd, Sunday 7:00pm TORONTO, ON
Iona Liturgy – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Anne Lindsay (fiddle), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)

November 17th, Sunday 2:00pm, OAKVILLE, ON
CELEBRATION – A Musical Matinee in support of the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, is a special event featuring performances from some of our hospital’s most talented staff, doctors and music volunteers. Guest artist, Sharlene.

November 29th, TORONTO, ON
Harp & Holly CONCERT
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

And… you can hear Sharlene most Sundays at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto, while enjoying a delicious Sunday Brunch!
10:30am – 2:00pm
June 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 11, 25
September 8, 15, 22, 29

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Spring & Summer Shar Sightings!

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Q&A CD by Celtic harpists Sharlene Wallace & Kim Robertson

April – OKANAGAN, ON
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April 5th, Friday – KELOWNA , BC
concert 7:30pm
Benvoulin Heritage Church
2279 Benvoulin Rd
info


April 5th-6th – KELOWNA , BC
19th Annual Spring Celtic Harp Workshop – workshop with Sharlene
info


April 7th, Sunday – 7pm – TORONTO, ON
Iona Service – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)


April 27th – GUELPH , ON
Guelph Symphony Orchestra


May 3rd – OAKVILLE ,ON
OSO outreach in the schools – solo harp!


May 4th-5th, OAKVILLE, ON
Oakville Symphony Orchestra


April 7th, Sunday – 7pm – TORONTO, ON
Iona Service – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Sue Piltch (flute), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)


May 4th-5th, OAKVILLE, ON
Oakville Symphony Orchestra


May 5th, Sunday – 7pm – TORONTO, ON
Iona Service – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)


June 2nd, Sunday – 7pm – TORONTO, ON
Iona Service – Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
Iona Passage: Sharlene (Celtic harp), Eric Robertson (piano), Colleen Burns & Stephen Ellison (vocals)


June 27th, Thursday – 12pm – MISSISSAUGA, ON
Out & About Mississauga Chamber Music – solo harp concert, Sharlene
Port Credit Library
20 Lakeshore Rd East
Mississauga
info


July 15th-20th – LAC MACDONALD , Quebec
harp workshop retreat with Sharlene – CAMMAC


August 2nd, MAXVILLE, ON
Glengarry Highland games – harp workshop


August 19th-23rd, WELLS, BC
33rd Annual International Island Mountain Arts International Harp & Cello School
Sharlene Wallace – advanced harp
Tristan Le Govic – Intermediate harp
Seumas Gagne – Intermediate harp
Marilyn Rummell – Beginner harp
Morag Northey – cello
info

New Year’s Joy

Our Harp & Holly CD is now available on itunes!

Harp & Holly

This chickadee is a woodblock engraving by the wonderful artist Wesley Bates.

Wes created this piece for our brand new album “Here is Joy”. Our new collection of ancient carols tells the Christmas story through the eyes of the animals and nature that surround it. The chickadee, a native of Ontario, symbolizes truth, knowledge and the courage to grow. Its sweet distinctive song actually lowers its body temperature in winter’s coldest weather, a reminder that we all have infinite potential to adjust and adapt no matter the conditions.

We are so grateful to Wes for capturing the spirit of this album in this image.

Check out Wesley’s impressive work at wesleybates.com.

For album and concert details please visit www.harpandholly.com.

Here is Joy

Harp & Holly has just released a new CD: Here is Joy

Harp & Holly

2018 Harp & Holly tour in The Grey Bruce, Ontario:

December 13th – Wiarton (7:30pm)
December 16th – Wasaga Beach (7:30pm)
December 22nd – Sauble Beach (2pm)
December 22nd – Owen Sound (8pm)

check HERE for details.
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Sharlene Wallace, Celtic harp
Sandra Swannell, fiddle, viola, vocals
Terry Young, finger-style guitar, vocals
Rob Ritchie, keyboard, vocals

Oakville Concert Announced!

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November 25th, Sunday – 7:30pm – OAKVILLE, ON
Music for a WInter’s Eve
with Ron Korb, world flutes
& Sharlene Wallace, harps
Knox Presbyterian Church
89 Dunn Street, downtown Oakville

Magical, Merry Music for the Christmas season.
Celtic, Latin and original music for Classical and world flutes & harps. Join Ron & Sharlene in festive style!

tickets: $20 / under 12 free
information & tickets: 416-346-6600 / harp@sharlenewallace.comwww.sharlenewallace.com http://www.ronkorb.com

Well well Wells…

Familiarity is profound.
Many summers and some winters I have traversed to Wells, British Columbia. Plane. Train. Bus. Car. Many views and perspectives to get there. Just like the town itself. The modern town. The recreated town. The historical town. The artist’s town. The prospector’s town. The visitor’s town. I feel not so much stepping back in time, but onto another world. One main road in, into the Cariboo Mountains where gold and art meet at the edge of the clouds and mountain air. I always feel myself here. I can breath. I can think. I can walk for hours. Through the meadow. Along The Cariboo Wagon Road. I return encouraged. Perhaps that is the profound.

That… is familiar.

So, I return .

 

The Cariboo Wagon Road – by Sharlene Wallace

 

Reflecting on my week in Wells, BC to teach a harp class for Island Mountain Arts’ International Harp & Cello School – Sharlene Wallace, August 2018

 

Spring into Summer… 2018

upcoming WORKSHOPS by Sharlene:

May 4th-5th – WEST KELOWNA, BC
19th Annual Spring Celtic Harp Workshop
Workshop with Sharlene
Friday, May 4 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
AND Saturday, May 5 from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon.
at The HERITAGE RESIDENCE:
3630 Brown Rd. in West Kelowna
info


May 4th – 7:30pm – PEACHLAND, BC
CONCERT
Peachland ART Gallery
5684 Beach Avenue, Peachland, BC
Additional Tickets available in advance for $15 to participants’ families. All others $20/ Adult $10/Child
info


June 27th – 29th – Sunshine Coast, BC
Sunshine Coast Summer Harp Camp
with Janelle Nadeau & Sharlene Wallace
info


July 15th – 21st – Lac MacDonald, Quebec
CAMMAC harp workshop retreat in the Laurentian Mountains
CAMMAC COUNTERPOINT!

Sharlene Wallace’s intensive Celtic harp program is in counterpoint to an intensive chamber music program and the Utrecht String Quartet, joining us for the first time—all against the backdrop of the Cantata for choir and orchestra, Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott (BWV 80), by the Grand Master of Counterpoint, J.S. Bach.
Classes include: Celtic harp (several levels and intensive program) – chamber music (including intensive program) – choir – orchestra – piano – voice masterclass (song interpretation) – wind ensemble – string ensemble – recorder – yoga – introduction to counterpoint – reading music (for beginners) – active listening – folk dance
This week’s directors: Elizabeth Little and Caroline Tremblay
info
see what Week 4 can be like!


August 20th – 24th – Wells, BC
The 32nd International Harp & Cello School
with
Beginner Harp: Lani Krantz
Intermediate Harp: Sharlene Wallace
Intermediate Harp: Carolyn Kuban
Advanced Harp: Tristan Le Govic
Cello: Morag Northey

We are thrilled to invite you to our 32nd Annual Harp & Cello School. In the mornings delve into your level specific session, and in the afternoons choose from musical topics including ensemble. Enjoy special activities like the student BBQ, Breton dance workshop, instructor concert and the annual Céilidh. The Harp School has been a career and life changing experience for many harpers for over 30 years. Come join us!
info and schedule