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  • The current issue of Harmonica World magazine is the April/May 2014 issue - see below. It was mailed out on 30 March 2014.

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

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

  • Book your place on the Chromatic Weekend. The Chromatic Weekend is running from June 21-22, 2014. See webpage for details and reserve your place.

  • Tony Stokes has organised a Blue Saturday for 14 June 2013, The workshops and concert will take place in The Red Lion, Shirley, Solihull, B903AX. There will be workshops covering various aspects of diatonic harp playing hosted by experienced presenters, which are aimed primarily at the beginner to intermediate level. The evening concert will feature The 58s Blues Band, who have opened for Kim Wilson, with a chance for attendees to join in. Workshop leaders so far include Laurie Garman, Keith Parker, Giles King and Ben Hewlett. Doors open 9:15am and workshops commence at 10am. More details in the April issue of Harmonica World, or from Tony Stokes
  • H2014, Oct 24-26, 2014, Folk House, Bristol is being planned. Details will be added to the festival page as they become available. H2013 was one of the best festivals yet; Concerts, Workshops, Contests, Open Mics, Shops ...

  • 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

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  • 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.

 
      NHL Membership
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

magazine
Main Contents - Click here for more information on this and past issues.
    The April/May 2014 issue:
  • Dick Powell - Helping Harmonica Players
  • Chromatic Weekend - Harpin' by the Sea
  • Nick Smee - An Impulsive Purchase
  • Steve Shaw - What about Chromatics
  • Liam Ward - Tragic Heroes of Jug Band Harmonica
  • Brendan Power - Another Pioneer Discovered
  • David Barrett - Introduction to Blues Chromatic - Part Five
  • Tony Eyers - My Gear
  • Toots Thielemans calls it a Day
  • CD Reviews - John Sebastian and the J Band, Jefferson Gonsalves, Nine Below Zero, Enrico Granafei
 
Resources
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Harmonica Teachers
Recommended harmonica albums to buy.
Harmonica Jazz players.
The NHL Help Centre - Gift ideas, learning and listening resources ....
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About the NHL and how to join
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NHL administered harmonica competitions
Name that harmonica player competition
Contact
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