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2017 Harp Festivals

The scents of spring are starting to waft through our damp Seattle air, and our thoughts are turning harp festivals! There are many wonderful harp-focused gatherings planned for this year, and we sadly cannot attend them all, so we're here to give you an …

2016 Summer Harp Festivals

Get the lowdown on which harps we'll be bringing to the 2016 summer festivals! The American Harp Society conference is in Atlanta from June 30th - July 3rd, and the Somerset Folk Harp Conference is in Parsippany, NJ from July 21st - 24th. We hope to see y…

Harp Seattle 2016

Join us October 7-9, 2016 for the 12th Harp Seattle festival! Workshops for all playing levels will be presented by internationally renowned harpists Park Stickney, Kim Robertson, Maeve Gilchrist and Nicholas Carter, with additional presentations by local…

Register for the 2016 Hammered Dulcimer Rendezvous

Registration is now open for the fun and fabulous Hammered Dulcimer Rendezvous (formerly the Spring Fling), which will be held in Sandy, Oregon from April 21st through the 24th, 2016.

Diary of a Harp Festival

We just returned from the Southeastern Harp Weekend in Asheville, NC and thought we'd share some photos of the experience from a harp-maker's perspective. We came home exhausted, but with hearts full of smiles and stories form the harpists we met, and hea…

Southeastern Harp Weekend 2015 (Oct. 23-25)

The vendor hall at the Southeastern Harp Weekend in Asheville, NC is one of the biggest concentrations of harps, harp music and harp accessories in the country. If you're in the market for a harp or a Christmas present for a harpist in your life, you can …

Harps Going to Somerset 2015

The complete list of harps that will be at the Dusty Strings booth at the 2015 Somerset Folk Harp Festival.

Spring Fling Hammered Dulcimer Rendezvous

Whether you're new to the hammered dulcimer and not quite sure how to start, or you haven't played in a while and could use a dose of inspiration, or you play all the time and can think of nothing better than to hang out and jam with other dulcimer player…

Photos from Southeastern Harp Weekend 2014

We just got back from the Southeastern Harp Weekend in Asheville, NC and thought we'd share some photos of the experience from a vendor's point of view.

Dusty Harps at the 2014 Southeastern Harp Weekend

Here's a preview of the Dusty Strings harps you can see at the 2014 Southeastern Harp Weekend, including our new concert gut Boulevard and a special curly maple harp.

2014 Southeastern Harp Weekend

The 2014 Southeastern Harp Weekend is October 24th-26th in Asheville, NC.

Harps Going to the Somerset Folk Harp Festival

The Somerset Folk Harp Festival is coming right up, and you won't have a better opportunity to try lots of different harps in one location! If you're curious to know what Dusty harps we'll be bringing, read on.

2014 Somerset Folk Harp Festival

If you can make it to Parsippany, NJ at the end of July, we highly recommend checking out the 2014 Somerset Folk Harp Festival. (It's named that because it used to be held in Somerset.) It is a four-day conference, running from Thursday, July 31st through…

2014 American Harp Society Conference

The AHS conference is a giant celebration of harps, harpists and harp music, and it’s an infectiously fun atmosphere to be in the middle of. This is its 41st year and it’s being held in New Orleans with lots of jazzy Southern flair.