HARPIN’ BY THE SEA 2013 – WE’RE BACK FOR OUR THIRD ANNUAL HARMONICA FESTIVAL!
- Sat 2. Feb 2012
- The Brunswick,¬†Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JF
Harpin’ By The Sea, with support from the National Harmonica League, is hosting¬†it’s third annual¬†Harmonica Day to brighten up your mid-winter.
Special Guest¬†- Steve Baker (Hohner)
This is our third successive annual event. The last two years have seen a BIG crowd, from harmonica novices and enthusiasts, to intermediate and expert players, all¬†seeking ways to improve technique and engage with each other.¬†If you‚Äôve always wanted to¬†make music¬†with a harmonica, or improve what you do, this is your chance.
Our very special guest,¬†Steve Baker,¬†is a consultant to¬†Hohner Harmonicas and is world renowned as a harmonica innovator and teacher. This is a rare visit to the UK from Steve, who¬†is based in Hamburg and will be visiting especially for this event. Steve wil be leading specialist workshops and performing a set in the evening, alongside our other with¬†harp-friendly bands.
Here’s the programme and entrance prices:
- 11.00 Registration
- 11.30-13.00 Workshops
- 14.15-15.45 Workshops
- 15.45 Prize Draw (sponsored by Hohner UK)
- 16.00-17.00 Workshops
- 17.30-18.30 Open harp jam on stage
- 18.30-20.00 Chill out /¬†Time for dinner (not included)
- 20.00-23.00 Live show with featured artists
- Workshops only ¬£17.50 / ¬£14.00 conc.
- Evening Concert only ¬£8.00 / ¬£6.00¬† conc.¬†¬†¬†¬†
- Tickets available from www.brunswickpub.co.uk
- Info: Stuart McKay 07773 270336
What to bring / What harmonica?
Paying participants are eligible to take part in as many workshops as they can handle. Beginners will need a¬†Richter tuned diatonic harp in the key of C Major. That’s a regular 10 hole ‘blues‘ harp – although we’ll be playing¬†a range¬†of¬†styles. Intermediates should bring a C Major harp too and any others they have. Please be aware that parking in the area is metered. Bus and taxi transport is plentiful. The Brunswick has a good food menu¬†and there are other food outlets within walking distance.
The event will take place at the Brunswick Pub and Music Venue, set just back from Hove seafront. Beginners workshops will take place in the main Music Room on the ground floor, while intermediate and advanced¬†workshops will be upstairs in their teaching rooms. The¬†jam and evening concert will also take place in the excellent Live Music¬†Venue.