The Somerset Folk Harp Festival is an amazing 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.

Located at the Sheraton Parsippany
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What People Say About the Festival

"This is the best harp festival"--Jakez Francois, head of Camac Harps

"Dear Kathy and all of your harp elves: Bill and I are very thankful to all of you. Your tireless hard work in making the festival is really an effort beyond belief. The festival has added a dimension to our marriage that I never expected. It has given us one more thing that is wonderful to share and you have made that possible. "

"It was so wonderful and I could not forget it! Great teachers, well organized, easy to move around with the harp... It was amazing for me. I told many friends in Japan about your wonderful festival."--Kumi, from Japan

"As this was my first festival, I was literally blown away by everything! Every person I encountered was welcoming, the festival was impeccably organized, and being around so much talent was not only inspiring, but truly an honor. I am really looking forward to attending next year's festival! "--Kate

"The festival was one of the most efficiently run events I have ever attended. My husband had a great time and said he wouldn't want to miss it. Thank you for everything you do to make this happen." --Maryann

"I loved the festival last summer and thought it was beautifully organized and had no complaints at all. I was very impressed. " --Frances

"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
"I appreciate the opportunities provided to be exposed to various ethnic music genres."


Thanks for Making it the Best Festival Ever!
See you next year: July 16-19, 2020

"An exciting, enriching experience... I learned a great deal and met many wonderful people. Thanks for a world-class experience." --Marjorie


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