Harp Weekend

Asheville NC


Enter a new world

The Southeastern Harp Weekend...

at a wooded retreat center, in Asheville, North Carolina. 

One hundred acres of trees, big stone fireplaces in rustic buildings; it feels almost like the setting for the movie "Dirty Dancing."  Reasonable lodging and good food make this weekend like a big harpers' sleepover! 

You'll have harp tasting, one of the largest shopping opportunities in the country, and world-class presenters, workshops and concerts.  And tuition is only $238.

This harp festival attracts participants from 33 states and five countries, so you also have great camaraderie.  Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday are ultra-fantastic optional add-ons to the weekend.

Welcome to an experience of friendly, warm folks, special discovery, love, and deep learning, the Southeastern Harp Weekend. 


“I tell everyone I know that this is the BEST conference. The presenters are helpful to all students, experienced or beginner. The participants are just the best; regardless of any problems, everyone is very supportive.” Jody Burch


“This is the very best harp conference I have ever attended. Lutheridge is a beautiful, quiet location. Make a vacation out of it. Tack on a few days in Asheville for great food and art.”  – Julie Garrigan


“The SEHW is an unparalleled opportunity to learn a great deal from talented, experienced harp professionals, with beautiful surroundings and, of course, many fantastic fellow harpers to get to know!”  – Hannah Roberts Brockow, Montreal, Canada.



“This is a weekend full of so many different kinds of presenters geared to every level. Some friends who are incredible pedal harpists come every year and get as much from it as those of us on lever harp.”

– Jean Moxley



“It's the best place to go if you're in the market for a new harp, need classes, or want to see concerts in the Southeast! I love it! I'm sooo glad I attended this year for the first time, and will most definitely be back! It gives me something to look forward to in the fall!”



“It is the opportunity of a lifetime to be taught by the best of the best! Every year the class choices address a variety of topics. There's instruction for every level of proficiency.” – Missy Saffelder



“My favorite thing was the quality of the performers and the hands-on participation at the clinics. Excellent presenters and the concerts were superb. They would be hard to top. This was my first and my head was spinning with new things to try.”

- Betty Natoli


“A ‘must have’ experience for all harpists! The event is well organized with great workshops and vendors. The concerts are awesome whether or not you are a harpist.  Lutheridge is perfect for this – large enough to accommodate but small enough to be intimate with fellow attendees.” – Mary Umbarger

Driving times to Asheville:

Atlanta GA - 3 1/2 hours

Charlotte NC - 2 hours or so

Greensboro NC- 3 hours

Knoxville TN - 2 hours

Indianapolis IN - 9 hours

Cleveland OH - 10 hours

Tampa FLA - 10 hours

Roanoke VA - 4 hours

Washington, DC - 8 hours

Greenville, SC -1 hour or so

Chattanooga, TN - 4 hours

Memphis, TN - 8 hours

Louisville, KY - 6 1/2 hours

Wilmington, NC- 6 hours

Jacksonville, FLA - 6 hours

Birmingham, AL - 6 hours

Richmond, VA - 6 hours

Raleigh, NC - 4 hours or so

Flying in?  Flight tips here.

Tuition only $238



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Presenters 2014:

Wendy Stewart of Scotland 

Nadia Birkenstock of Germany

Sunita Staneslow of Israel

Deborah Henson-Conant

Frank Voltz 

Kim Robertson 

Sue Richards 

Angi Bemiss 

Rhett Barnwell

Dave Thormahlen

Sharon Thormahlen

Christina Tourin


Nadia Birkenstock


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    Thursday with Kim    Monday with Wendy      Monday with Sunita

Tuesday with Nadia  

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Dates for 2015: 

October 23-24-25

This is the 2014 website. 

Updated with 2015 info soon.