Harpin’ By The Sea

HARPIN’ BY THE SEA 8 – Winter harmonica festival and learn to play day

  • Sat 3.Feb 2018
  • Workshops and Jam 10.30am-6.30pm
  • Evening Show 8pm-11pm
  • The Brunswick, Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JF
  • Full details are at www.harpinbythesea.com

RT High WycombeWish You Were Here!
HBTS sees a BIG crowd each year, from absolute beginners and novices, to intermediate and expert players, all seeking ways to improve technique and engage with other harp enthusiasts. If you’ve always wanted to play harmonica, or take your playing to the next level, now’s your chance.

Beginners’ workshops are led by Paul Gillings and our very own Richard Taylor. Our guest instructors, including Lee Sankey, lead Workshops and for Intermediate and Advanced players. Rory McLeod will deliver a masterclass in the afternoon. And John Cook will be sharing his technical expertise with maintenance and modification workshops.  Our theme for 2018 is Super Buskers, but there’ll be a healthy mix of other styles in our beginners workshops. Our special guests include Rory McLeod from Scotland, Spanish blues ace Victor Puertas, and The Brothers of Mother Shovel.


  • 09.30 Registration
  • 10.30-13.00 Workshops I & II
  • 13.00-14.30 Lunch (not included)
  • 14.15 Prize Draw
  • 14.30-15.45 Workshops III
  • 16.00-17.15 Master Class / Workshop III / Break Out Session
  • 17.30-18.30 Jam Session
  • 18.30-20.00 Chill out
  • 20.00-23.00 Live show with featured artists

Tickets and booking information

  • Full day of workshops and early evening jam session £35.00
  • Evening Concert £16.00
  • Tickets available from www.brunswickpub.co.uk
  • Info: Stuart McKay 07773 270336

The Venue
The BrunswickThe event will take place at The Brunswick Music Bar just back from Hove seafront. Beginners workshops take place in the main auditorium on the ground floor, while intermediate and advanced workshops take place upstairs and in the cellar bar, respectively. The jam and evening show  also take place in the main auditorium.