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

Music at the Manor!

And here are a few photos from the evening:
photos by Sharlene Wallace © Sharlene Wallace 2017

 

Goderich Celtic College

Fantastic week in Goderich, Ontario August 8-11. Thank you to Kate and crew for inviting me to teach for the week, and to the wonderful students in my classes! And a special moment playing with Eve Goldberg (harp & ukulele!!).

All photos by Sharlene Wallace.

Macpherson House Concert

Upon arriving at Macpherson House in Napanee, rain had begun which meant the “Music in the Garden” would become “Music in the Upstairs Parlour”! The historical house built in 1826 and has a wonderful double front door. However, the left door of the double was swollen shut from the humidity and my pedal harp was too wide to squeeze through the half door!!! Thank goodness I had also brought my beautiful 40 string Kortier lever harp… also very easy to get up the long flight of stairs! My concert was all Canadian music… mostly harp music by moi. Wonderful acoustics and a fun and attentive audience made the evening so special. Thank you Napanee!