Wire players' courses
Ardival Harps has held annual courses specifically for wire-strung players for many years now. Following two years disrupted by the pandemic we have decided this October to offer a 4 day non-residential course based at Orchard House. The course welcomes all players at all levels (except total beginner) and all sizes of wire-strung harps.
Bill Taylor teaches ancient and traditional tunes from Scotland and Ireland, with an emphasis on appropriate decoration and accompaniment. He uses various teaching methods -- sometimes with printed music, sometimes without. He always hands out printed music during the course, and provides audio files of tunes taught to all the students after the course finishes. Alex and Zan Dunn are our cooks, and students always appreciate their culinary skills and their good cheer.
The classes finish at 3.00 pm each day. Following that are opportunities for students to walk in the countryside or to otherwise explore the area. Hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation are all available close by. There are also various pubs and eateries offering scope for evening socialising.