Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy MOO Year

This past fall I met artist Chaldea Emerson at the Greenfield MA farmer's market. I was enchanted with her drawings, which include many of animals playing musical instruments. I asked her to create an animal playing the harp. Since our retreat site is bordered by cow pastures, and since cows seem interested in the harp (see photo below), a cow seemed most appropriate. Chaldea has made me several packages of note cards, as well as frame-able prints, using this cartoon. The image is reproduced here with her explicit permission. Anyone wishing to order this or other cards or prints may visit her web site (linked here)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Maeve Gilchrist in concert

Maeve Gilchrist will be giving a public concert on June 22 as the concluding event of our harp workshop. She'll be featuring songs/tunes from her new album, 'Song of Delight.'
Sure to be a great evening.

7:30PM, Wednesday, June 22,
Angels' Rest, Leyden MA
(directions at
Admission $15 at the door. (includes refreshments)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

2011 workshop space available

Looking forward to our June workshop. Space is still available, but please contact me before May 1. Jane Winchester, email address

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Register for 2011

Think spring! Think music! Think Harp!! Harp in the Hills!!!!

Our annual harp retreat with Maeve Gilchrist will take place, as announced, from Sunday, June 19 to Thursday, June 22. As in the past, it will include 6 group lessons, a review session, and a planned public concert by Maeve at Angels' Rest. The fee, including room, board, lessons, and concert, is $550. Please register by contacting me, Jane Winchester, at

Registration fee of $200 is due by April 15, 2011. The balance, $350, is due by June 1, 2011.

For those new to this workshop, Maeve gave a good description of her teaching method/goals in a previous post (March 30, 2010).

Those who are returning look forward to learning music in a wonderful setting, with fine accommodations and good companionship.