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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Another Great Harp Therapy Training Program.

Dear Fellow Harpers and Lovers of Music,
I just added a link for the Therapy Harp Training Program, LLC to the Harp and Music Therapy Links section.
Classes are taught via Skype and do contact Lynda Kuckenbrod, Director for more information. 
As far as I am concerned, if you can't have too many harps (or cats!), we need excellent training programs so that by 2020, there will be a harp in every hospital. I hold this as a goal with thanks to Tina Tourin who has made it her life work to bring to fruition. 

Harp on! And on, and on. 



Monday, August 26, 2013

The new harp!

This is the lovely new Blevins harp I purchased from my dear friend who has been a therapeutic harper for many years and had, with sorrow, to pass it along so that it could continue this therapy of which harps know and share with us when we allow the music to flow through us.

More to share in days to come.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sacred Harmonies.

I have added, with permission, a video about Claudia Walker and Jeri Howe playing music to soothe and calm the soul. Their primary service of harping is as Music Thanatologists who bring comfort and ease to the those near death and at the time of transitus.
This video, for me, so captures what it means to be a harper in the very best sense of providing music for both heart and soul.
If anyone is interested in more information about them and their work, their website is here: Sacred Harmonies.

Blessings to your day,

Friday, August 23, 2013

Aine Minogue.

Here's Aine playing a wonderful hymn tune that I often play in the hospital.
Here is the link:   A Iosa.
 Very peaceful and calming.
From her Album, Celtic Lamentations.

Monday, August 19, 2013

August Meanderings.

I hope to return to blogging more actively in the future, but as the summer has been busy with harp, outdoor activities and some fatigue that may be related to Chronic Fatigue Symdrome, I just have not been up to writing.
However, as the Fall approaches and the days become more cool, I usually have more energy.
As they used to say a long time ago: "Stay tuned."