Asheville, NC, October 4-6, 2013
The Southeastern Harp Weekend has something for everyone! Workshops on all sorts of harp-related subjects, fantastic evening concerts, impromptu jam sessions and all of your favorite harp-makers all come together at the gorgeous Lutheridge Retreat Center. There are plenty of options for every level of harpist. We highly recommend the Friday "harp-tasting," where you can listen blindly to an assortment of harps, then turn around to see them and find out what they are. If you just want to visit the vendor hall without registering for the conference, there is a free shopping-only pass available for Saturday and Sunday.
Dusty Strings will have a booth in the vendor hall and would love it if you stopped by! See below for a sneak peek at some of the extra-special harps we're bringing, or read on for the full list. We'll have a Ravenna 26, 2 Ravenna 34s in both black and standard, an Allegro 26, a Crescendo 34, an FH26 in figured cherry, an FH34 in wenge and koa with Camac levers and a pickup, an FH34 orphan harp, an FH36H in walnut, an FH36S in bubinga and an FH36S in figured cherry with a Celtic knot, Camac levers and a pickup.
We make our harps using sets of matching parts, often all cut out of the same board. Sometimes, a flaw will appear in one of the parts and it can't be used, which leaves an incomplete set of perfectly good but unmatched "orphaned" parts. These parts used to sit around for years waiting for their perfect match to show up, but recently we have begun making them into one-of-a-kind orphan harps. Like a patchwork quilt, each one is different and the pieces don't match, so every orphan harp has its own unique style and voice.