"I know folks plan their harp calendars way in advance--which is why I try to announce the dates as soon as I can. This is Columbus Day weekend so I'm hoping there are more than a few of us will stay over the extra night on Sunday and just hang…"
"I will try my hardest to be there because it is one of the two harping highlights of my year (along with SOMERSET!!!!) I may have a conflict (which I will do my best to rearrange somehow...) Love to all ESCAPEES! xxx Emily…"
I've been playing the harp since 1984 and traditional Irish music since 1971. I teach harp and fiddle by ear. I perform with my husband Dennis Gormley as McDermott's Handy. Debbie Brewin-Wilson and I started the Harpers Escape Weekend in 1992 and I took over the Somerset Harp Festival in 2008.
Thanks for your quick response. I know that meals and housing are included for the event - I am asking about Sunday night. I'll have an 8 hr or better drive home so I want to stay until Monday morning and drive home then.
It's a busy time of the year--March Madness for those of us who play Irish music. After that, for me it's the NJ Folk Festival on April 27. Trip to Ireland in May. July is Somerset from July 17-21--what else? Then the Harpers' Escape from Oct. 4-6.