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Events in 2012 with ALYS HOWE

Posted by Alys Howe - October 20, 2012 - Celtic Harp, Live Performance, Uncategorized

Events in 2012 with ALYS HOWE     March 1, 2012: Concert and Ceilidh Alys and her harp were featured in a special evening presented by The Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions.  This was an evening of varied musical styles, with performers Nick Zwaagstra on accordion and Kate Dunlay on fiddle, sharing tunes and songs […]

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Playing in Public: stage-fright and goal-setting

Posted by Alys Howe - March 13, 2011 - Celtic Harp, Live Performance, Uncategorized album_r9_c3_f18

As the end of a semester or a school year approaches, many students are asked to participate in recitals or performances, to celebrate all the hard work and many accomplishments they have made during the year.  It’s very normal to feel nervous about playing music or giving a performance in front of other people. Many […]

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“It’s hard to advocate for animals, in between bites of a cheeseburger”

Posted by webmaster - March 12, 2011 - Uncategorized Screen shot 2011-06-17 at 10.41.12 AM

February is Black History Month. It’s amazing to think that many US schools became “integrated” only about 60 years ago, and 200 years ago some people believed completely in their god-given right to capture, enslave and abuse other human beings. To OWN other people! It’s almost unbelievable, isn’t it? Humans are capable of incredible things […]

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Alys Howe’s harp students present a short concert for the Vancouver Welsh Society!

Posted by webmaster - February 17, 2011 - Celtic Harp, Uncategorized Screen shot 2011-06-17 at 10.39.11 AM

5 of Alys Howe’s harp students were the featured performers for The Welsh Society of Vancouver, at their St. David’s Day Dinner (7.00 pm on February 26, 2011). The students worked hard to learn Welsh repertoire, and also performed some of their favourite Scottish and Irish pieces, with a special song from the Isle of Man. […]

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New Year’s Musings

Posted by webmaster - January 8, 2011 - Uncategorized Screen shot 2011-06-17 at 10.49.53 AM

2010 was another eventful year! Things started with a bang, when I performed with the orchestra for the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Though orchestral musicians are supposed to keep their eyes trained on the conductor, we did manage to enjoy parts of the spectacular entertainment – in fact, we might have […]

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Beginner harp class at IMA, in Wells BC!

Posted by webmaster - August 24, 2010 - Uncategorized Screen shot 2011-06-17 at 11.00.31 AM

Just back from a wonderful week of harp teaching and playing in the mountains of BC, near Quesnel and Barkerville (yes, right in the middle of all the forest fires!) I have to say that it WAS a bit smokey, but we still managed to have a lot of fun! I was working with a […]

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