15th Annual Jew’s Harp Festival

color_festival_15_shirt_sm.jpg

The Jew’s Harp Guild presents:
The 15th North American Jew’s Harp Festival will be held August 3–5, 2007 at the Bay City Arts Center in Bay City, Oregon, on the Oregon coast just north of Tillamook.

The Bay City Arts Center will once again provide meals at affordable prices.

A meeting of the Jew’s Harp Guild will be held Sunday morning after the festival. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings.

If you wish to perform or give a workshop at the festival, or have other questions, contact the Guild at: newsletter@jewsharpguild.org

And while wikipedia claims no connection at all with the Jews, obviously, when they started calling it the Jew’s harp in England in the 16th century — a time when no Jews were allowed in England — they meant it. They do not call it a “jews harp” but always capitalize Jew and add an apostrophe. That would seem to be an obvious reference to Jews… The instrument is cheap, portable, and most importantly shaped a bit like ancient Jewish harp. A Jew’s harp looks like a miniature version of the type of harp/lyre that Jews played millennium ago.

Advertisements

Posted on July 18, 2007, in events, Music. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: