Events in 2013 with ALYS HOWE





Alys performed for “Pink Spring”, the annual fundraising event for Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia.  April 27, 2013 at the Cunard Centre in Halifax.











Private house concert, for the for the Welsh Cultural Society of Nova Scotia.  May 11, 2 pm, WCH, Young Ave in Halifax. Members only.  For membership and concert information:






Saturday, July 20, 2013

Alys made an appearance in the Mossie Scanlon sean-nos concert

8 pm, The Music Room (6181 Lady Hammond Rd, Halifax NS)


Tickets: $20 at the door

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Boxwood Festival (Lunenberg, NS) July 24 – 30, 2013 – Alys taught harp and song classes, along with many other musicians of all disciplines. There were several wonderful concerts featuring baroque and traditional music. For more info









Island Mountain Arts – International Harp School (Wells, BC) Aug 12 – 16, 2013 – Alys led the Advanced harp class this year, while Sharlene Wallace and Sunita Staneslow taught the other levels.

Harp concert, with Alys Howe, Sharlene Wallace and Sunita Staneslow: Wednesday, August 14, 6pm

For more info or to register for another year, visit





Harp Tasting event in Halifax-area  

Sadly, due to unavoidable circumstances, our HARP TASTING event has had to be POSTPONED to a later date.

David Woodworth of Heartland Harps has been urgently called back to his workshop facilities, and as a result deeply regrets that he has had to cancel the showroom booked at the Marriott Hotel for our Harp Tasting on Thursday Oct 10. We wish Dave a safe and speedy journey home, and a happy resolution!

We deeply regret the inconvenience of this sudden change of plans, but this wonderful event will DEFINITELY be rescheduled for a later date! Timothy Harps, Eastcoast Harpshop (with Cheryl Reid O’Hagan), Salvi Harps, and hopefully Heartland Harps will all be invited to participate in our future celebration of the harp and our wonderful harp community. We look forward to seeing everybody very soon, and will keep you posted!

Please forward this message, thank you for your help.


If you are a harpist, fan of the harp, potential student or client – or if you are simply harp-curious – this is a not-to-be-missed event!   All the local harpists of Nova Scotia are invited to gather for this special afternoon and evening, which is also open to the general public.  If you would like to hire a harpist for your special event, find a harp teacher, find a harp to rent or purchase, or if you have always wanted just to try a harp, here is your one-stop opportunity to meet our local community.

THREE different companies will be exhibiting their harps for us all to try, at a special event right here in Nova Scotia.  Heartland Harps have been making “superlight” lever harps out of carbon fiber – and now they have invented the world’s first Carbon Fiber Pedal harp.  It is a semi-grand, weighing 30 lbs or less – which is an amazing achievement that we will all have the opportunity to “test drive”.  Eastcoast Harpshop will also be exhibiting harps from the Dusty Strings line, and our own NS artisan Timothy Habinski of Timothy Harps will be showing his gorgeous handcrafted instruments.  This gives us an unprecedented chance to try so many different harps and compare their sound, weight, and feel!  For more information, please follow our event through this facebook link:

All are welcome to attend.   Come and try a harp!






FRIENDLY BEASTS – a Harp Christmas concert to benefit HOPE FOR WILDLIFE

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 7:00pm

Port Wallis United Church, 263 Waverley Road in Dartmouth


The next FRIENDLY BEASTS: a Christmas concert to benefit HOPE FOR WILDLIFE will be held on December 8th, 2013 – mark your calendars, Hope for Wildlife and music fans!

Once again, Port Wallis United Church has generously agreed to host our event, which this year will feature harps and other instruments, Gaelic song, Celtic and traditional sing-along carols, and live animals from Hope for Wildlife! There will also be lovely hand-made crafts available to purchase, made by local artisans to support Hope for Wildlife – a great opportunity to find some unique Christmas gifts.

Admission to the concert is by donation, with all proceeds going directly to The HOPE FOR WILDLIFE Society.

Celebrate the season and support a wonderful cause!


DECEMBER 8th, 2013

7:00 pm

Port Wallis United Church, 263 Waverley Road in Dartmouth.

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