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Retreat to the Harp

Friday 5th July – Sunday 7th July 2019
Escape to the beautiful countryside of Oxfordshire for a weekend of total harp immersion with friendly tutors, delicious meals, inspiring concerts and peaceful surroundings. 

About the course

Retreat to the Harp is a weekend of tuition for adult (over 18s) pedal and lever harpists of all abilities lead by lively and experienced harpists Keziah Thomas (Concert Harp) and Hannah Phillips (Clarsach).

The weekend offers a chance for beginners to advanced harpists to work on many aspects of playing including technique, ensemble work, arranging improvising and performance in a relaxed and encouraging environment. 

As well as working in groups (divided by ability) on Classical and Folk music, the weekend will also include a concert by Hannah and Keziah, a musical party, harp lessons and plenty of time for individual practise and relaxation. 

About the venue

The venue for the weekend is Charney Manor, a 13th Century Conference and Retreat Centre outside Wantage in Oxfordshire, twelve miles from Oxford in the picturesque village of Charney Bassett. 

The accommodation comprises of single occupancy bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and tea and coffee making facilities. Charney Manor is renowned for its excellent home cooked meals which are all included in the cost of the weekend. Non-participating guests/family members are also welcome to join the weekend, sharing a bedroom with a participant. 


Participants are required to bring their own harp, stool, music stand and tuner. There will be a very limited number of harps available to borrow on a first come first served basis.

To sign up for the next retreat please click ‘Retreat to the Harp’  or visit