Resources & Archives

May 27, 2013

Seven Harp Ensemble in Concert

The Seven Harp Ensemble will be touring again in August this year, to Parkes, Bathurst, Gunnedah, Coolah, Grafton and Coffs Harbour. This follows from their successful tour in April this […]
May 28, 2013

Old Dogs & New Tricks – taking up the harp at 60

A question I heard asked at the recent Harp Day at the Wesley Centre in Canberra, and repeated to me later, was whether you could start to learn the harp […]
May 29, 2013

Which harp string do I need?

It can be difficult to know which string to order when one needs replacing, so here are a few tips to help you order the correct string! To order the […]
May 29, 2013
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Scarborough Fair – dorian mode & fifths

Scarborough Fair is a great example of a melody written in the dorian mode. What does that mean? The quick answer is – tune your harp to a major scale […]
July 9, 2013

Kioloa 2014 Applications Open

Applications for the 9th annual Kioloa Summer Harp Course are now open. The course will rune from the 19th – 27th of January, held at  the Kioloa Coastal Campus of […]
September 30, 2013

When (and how) do I change strings?

This is a link to a fantastic article in the American Harp Journal. After a trip to the string maker’s factory, it contains information about how to put on strings […]
October 1, 2013

Harp Regulations in November

Lisa Jenzen (Camac technician) from Harp Central in New York is visiting Australia in November. She will be offering harp regulation, restrings and repairs. Price lists are available below for […]
November 26, 2013

Christmas Clearance!

Harp Centre Australia is having a spring clean and is selling their existing music and accessories at a discounted rate! We will still be stocking strings and harp related accessories, […]
January 16, 2014

It’s hot!

Look after your harp in the heat by following some simple steps: Lyon and Healy recommend temperatures from 0-32 degrees – avoid outdoor performances when the temperature is hotter than […]
May 22, 2014

Heartstring Quartet

The Heartstring Quartet is touring Australia – Discounts apply and a donation from the ticket prices goes to the WHC also! So support this wonderful group and you will be […]
July 12, 2014

Salvi “Mia” harp available on a one-year purchase plan

Salvi “Mia” Lever Harp 34 strings with tuning key Special one-year purchase plan available to HCA students     Payment structure (all prices in Australian Dollars):   Initial Deposit prior […]
August 12, 2014

Harp for sale

I have for sale a 36 string “Celtic” harp, with cover, made by Tim Guster in Adelaide in 2002. It has a full set of camac levers, gut strings, and […]
August 26, 2014

HCA Harps in Stock

Currently in stock Salvi Mia 34 strings (Mahogany) – $4, 720, pickup price from Yass, NSW. Lyon and Healy Ogden 34 strings (Mahogany) – $6,000, pickup price from Yass, NSW. All […]
August 27, 2014

World Harp Congress

Wow, what a week! From the 20th -26th of July the entire international harp community gathered to put on the harp spectacle of a life time. With an amazing variety of […]
June 5, 2015

Socially responsible

Good news for Members – HCA’s bankmecu has been named Money Magazine’s Socially Responsible Mutual of the Year.
November 13, 2015

Essential Gesture

Essential Gesture Author: Jacinta Dennett URL: Abstract: My research into essential gesture has brought together the technique and practices of harp playing and eurythmy. I use Carlos Salzedo’s fundamental harpistic […]
February 2, 2016

Harp Regulations and Services 2016

Jason Azem is coming to Australia in mid-Febuary, and will be available to provide harp regulations and services. He will be in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, and possibly Brisbane. Contact Jason […]
June 5, 2016

May 2016 Newsletter Article – Gwenda Davies

“Challenges and Changes in Rural Harp Teaching” by Gwenda Davies I have been teaching Celtic harp at Mitchell Conservatorium, Bathurst, since 2005.  The harpist population in the Central West of […]
July 20, 2016

Vale: June Loney MBE

One of Australia’s greatest harpists passed away on 15th June, 2016. Read the Sydney Morning Herald obituary written by Claire Dunne; and a Tribute by former student, HCA director Alice […]
August 14, 2016

March 2016 Newsletter Article – Fran Thiele

“On Being a Teacher in a Secondary School Environment” by Francis Thiele I began teaching the harp around twenty years ago and still keep in touch with my very first […]