The Somerset Folk Harp Festival is a 4-day conference celebrating the diversity of music, talent and experience of the folk harp world. Whether you want to focus on one style or type of music, solidify some specific skills, or try out something new, the breadth of this year’s workshop offerings is sure to expand your musical horizon. Our Exhibit Hall is the best harp and music shopping under one roof you'll find anywhere on the East Coast. Daily concerts will inspire you. Come for the whole festival or just one day--plenty of registration options.



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What People Are Saying About 2014

"Dear Kathy, I keep thinking that I have learned so much at Somerset already that it would not matter if I skip a year or two. That never happens. You have put together a great line-up (as usual). You have outdone yourself!" --Marie

"Now that I'm retired and have time for all the things I had to put on can be sure I won't be missing the historical harp offerings." --Killian

What People Said About 2013

"This is the best harp festival. Everybody in Europe talks about the Somerset Harp Festival. I’m so glad I came this year… I will be back." Jakez Francois, president of Camac harps.

"If there is only one choice to spend your summer harp learning experience folks ought to put Somerset Harp Fest first in their list. It is such a great deal as well as the harp friend / teacher camaraderie !" Gloria Galante, harp professor at West Chester Univ.
"I'm all out of superlatives, tonight's concert was.....stupendous? Insanely varied? Mesmerizing? "--Pam Stohrer's Harp Column blog
"I worked logistics for the US Army for more than 25 years and your organization of this festival is the tops."

"I have just returned from 3 days of bliss at Somerset. I could not have imagined the diversity, and sheer beauty of the music I was embraced in for quiet, and cold the world seems after so much musical passion. "


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4 Fabulous Summer Harp Days!
Parsippany NJ July 31-Aug. 3, 2014

125 Workshops
See the Workshops tab and check out the Focus Area pages

No-Cost Loaner Harp Program see details

The Best Harp Shopping on the East Coast: Widest Selection of Instruments, CDs, Music & Music Stuff

No summer program can match our comprehensive Celtic tracksee the Celtic Focus Area page

We're Hosting Two Additional Conferences in addition to our other Thursday Specials!


The Liturgical Harp Conference is at Somerset on Thursday
See the conference itinerary
See our Liturgical Harp topic page for all the tie-ins to this topic all weekend

The Historical Harp Society Conference is also Thursday

We have more for you on this topic than any other harp event.
See our historical harp focus area page

"Having the HHS Conference at Somerset is too good to pass up," says Nancy Hurrell

Check out our Thursday program

Brenda & Sabine are Back for a Jazz Harp Special in our Thursday program sponsored by Camac Harps

2nd Year for Our Youth Harp Program
to be directed by Robbin Gordon-Cartier Check it out

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