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. We're collaborating with 2 other harp events for a new exciting full Sunday that is an extra sign-up option. Welcome to the Liturgical Harp Forum with Rhett Barnwell and to Deborah Henson-Conant's Improv Immersion Experience.



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What People Say About the Festival

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

"I loved the festival last summer and thought it was beautifully organized and had no complaints at all. I was very impressed. The people at the hotel were nice also and everything seemed to run smoothly." --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

"How do you do all this? It was amazing! Extremely well organized. Unbelievable variety... the only thing that could make it better would be more time!" Well I just added a full Sunday--how's that?
"An exciting, enriching experience... I learned a great deal and met many wonderful people. Thanks for a world-class experience."--Marjorie
"I appreciate the opportunities provided to be exposed to various ethnic music genres."


Take a Harp Vacation: July 23-26, 2015

Celebrating 15 Years! Reunion Weekend!
Best Early-bird Sign-Up Ever! Thanks!

workshops100+ Workshops from 38 Presenters from all over the World.
Widest Variety of Topics Ever

"New friends, new connections, new harp, new music, maybe new outlook (I needed one)," said one 2014 attendee.
See our New Focus Area Pages on the Workshops tab

It's Back!
For the Wanna-Be
OR Experienced Teacher
All-Day Teacher's Symposium with Robbin Gordon-Cartier

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See the rest of our Thursday Specials, included at no additional cost in your full festival registration.

music therapyTherapeutic Harp Forum
All-Day Thursday
with 6 Presenters
including a special "harp tasting"

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If you've ever wondered about what it takes to be involved in this field, this is the day for you!

You Asked for It! You Got It!


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These are add-ons to the festival. Sign-up for the full festival during our early-bird campaign and get a $50 discount on these special events.

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