Haley Hewitt is a New England-based performer, composer, arranger, educator, and harpist. Steeped in music from North America, Scotland and Ireland, her music has a distinctly traditional flavor. With a Bachelor’s Degree from the Hartt School of Music in pedal harp performance and a Master’s Degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Scottish Traditional Music, she has founded Celtic Harp departments at Quinnipiac University and the Neighborhood Music School. Passionate about new music, she has also worked closely with composers including Michael O’Sullivan, Ken Steen, Robert Carl, and Dan Lis, to produce new literature for the harp. Her harp playing has taken her to Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and won her the New England Open Scottish Harp Competition in 2006 and the US National Scottish Harp Championship in 2013.
Scottish Harp Competition
The Scottish Harp Tent hosts the Scottish Harp Society of America sanctioned Scottish Harp Competition on Saturday at 10:00. There are five solo categories: Beginner, Novice, Apprentice, Journeyman and Master. There are also five non-traditional categories: Harp and Voice, Harp and Spoken Word, Ensemble, Early Music and Emerging Forms. This year we are honored to have SHSA judge Haley Hewitt adjudicating the competition and presenting a workshop on Sunday.
Harping Judge Haley Hewitt
In addition to the competition, the Scottish Harp Tent features a harp workshop presented by judge Haley Hewitt at 2:00 on Sunday, and both continuous harp music and Harp Tasting throughout Saturday and Sunday.
Harp Tasting is an opportunity for anyone to "test drive" a harp. There will be a variety of harps to choose from and plenty of harpers on hand to show you how to play.
The Scottish Harp Tent is run by volunteers from the Atlanta Folk Harpers, a group dedicated to promoting the folk harp. They are eager to answer any questions you might have about the harp, and to introduce you to the joys of harp playing.
For more information, contact our Harping Committee
|9:00 am||Scottish Harp Competition Registration||Harping Tent|
|10:00 am||Scottish Harp Competition||Harping Tent|
|12:00 am||Special Categories||Harping Tent|
|1:30 pm - 5:00 pm||Continuous Harp Music||Harping Tent|
|11:00 am -12:00 noon||Harp Circle||Harping Tent|
|1:00 pm - 3:00 pm||Scottish Harp Workshop with Haley Hewitt||Harping Tent|