National Harmonica League - Club for all chromatic and diatonic harmonica players with lessons and every sort of harmonica music -  based in UK
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  • Congratulation to Davina Brazier and Tony Stokes, the organisers of the Chromatic Weekend and Blue Saturday events, which were held in June. The feedback from the attendees is very positive.

  • The current issue of Harmonica World magazine is the June/July 2014 issue - see below. It was mailed out on 3 June 2014.

    You can hear and see many links from articles in Harmonica World on our music page.

  • The planning for the H2014 International Festival, Oct 24-26, 2014, in the Folk House, Bristol is well umder way. The artists who have been confirmed so far are Antonio Serrano, Bart Leczycki (Seydel), Konstantin Reinfeld (Hohner), Noel Battle, and Liam Ward. Con Brio have withdrawn but we are very fortunate and pleased that Rob Janssen and Ronald Kamminga from Fata Morgana have agreed to step in at short notice. There will be the usual Concerts, Workshops, Contests, Open Mics, Shops etc. More details will be added to the festival page as they become available.

  • Larry Adler Centenial - Monday 10 February 2014. The first and most successful chromatic harmonica superstar. There will never be another one.

    A book about Larry Adler, Reflections. was published in June. You can read an extract here

  • You can join the NHL or pay for your membership renewal by PayPal, cheque or credit card. See the Members Page for details on joining/renewing your NHL membership using cheques or electronic transfers. Paypal is our preferred method of payment as it provides both you and the NHL with automatic and immediate confirmation that the money has been transferred.

  • You can join us on Twitter on @HarmonicaUK

  • Ben Hewlett was elected Chairman of the National Harmonica League at the NHL AGM in October 2012. The former Chairman, Roger Trobridge, will continue as editor of Harmonica World.

  • Click here if you are looking for Harmonica Teachers

  • The NHL now has a Facebook page - www.tinyurl.com/FacebookNHL . Why not join in.

  • View past stories in the News Archive

  • The NHL is a Registered Charity (England & Wales) No 1131484.


About the NHL How to Join

National Harmonica League "The NHL is Britain's national harmonica club, with members world wide, supporting and encouraging the playing of all types of music on the chromatic, diatonic, tremolo, octave and chord harmonicas. Paul Jones is our President.

It organises events, tuition, and contests for enthusiasts, beginners, teachers, and experienced harmonica players alike, and publishes a print magazine Harmonica World. Click to see the contents of recent issues.

To enquire about harmonica teachers near you, email nhl@harmonica.co.uk, stating location, experience and style of harmonica/music to be learned.

 
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Why not find out more, and join us as a member.

You can have fun and help us to promote the playing of the harmonica and save money attending our events.

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Latest issue of the NHL magazine, Harmonica World

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Main Contents - Click here for more information on this and past issues.
    The June/July 2014 issue:
  • Obituaries and Tremolo Cover Story
  • Blue Saturday and CW update
  • Liam Ward - deLay Gratification
  • Steve Shaw - Putting it all Together
  • Phil Hopkins - A Conversation with Tommy Morgan - Part 1
  • Liam Ward - Tragic Heroes of Jug Band Harmonica
  • Brendan Power - Reed Profiling Overview
  • David Barrett - Introduction to Blues Chromatic - Part Six
  • Tony Eyers - Low Low Harmonicas
  • H2014 Bristol 24-26 Oct Lineup
  • CD Reviews - The Hohner Rocket, Mojo Radio, Goldberg/Musselwhite/ Mandel
 
Resources
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Recommended harmonica albums to buy.
Harmonica Jazz players.
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Name that harmonica player competition
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