National Harmonica League

HarmonicaUK The National Harmonica League

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

           

News

  • Looking for Teachers and Tuiton? - click here . To Join the NHL - click here
  • The Dec/Jan, 2017,issue of Harmonica World - see right - was mailed out to NHL members on 6 Dec 2016.
  • The H2016 International Festival in the Folk House, Bristol on Oct 28-30, 2016 was another great success. The main artists, Philip Achille, Giles Hedley, Brendan Power/Tim Edey, Guitarmoncello and Donald Black gave some great workshops and put on a fantastic concert.

  • You can view some videos from the concert on our YouTube Channel.
  • Next year‘s International Harmonica Festival, H2017, will be held over the weekend 27-29 Oct, 2017 at the Folk House in Bristol. Put the date in your diary now.

    Don't forget that you can test your metal and improve your performance by taking part in the annual contest at the festival. Check the details on the festival web page, choose a piece of music and get some practicing in before the festival. Let us know if you want to take part, but if necessary you can enter on the day if you register before 10am on Sat 29 Oct.

  • The annual Chromatic Weekend will take place in Birmingham on 24-25 June, 2017. Details of the weekend program will be seen on the CW web page as they become available. A Chromatic Weekend is provisionally scheduled for the weekends June 23/24, 2018 so put it in your diary!
  • Several Blues events are planned for 2017. See the diary page for dates and more details.

Charity

The NHL is a Registered Charity (England & Wales) (1131484). It aims to improve playing standards and lift awareness of the harmonica.

To enquire about harmonica teachers near you or ways to get some help, email edu@harmonica.co.uk, stating location, experience and style of harmonica/music.

NHL events include concerts, playing opportunities and workshops, covering all aspects of the harmonica.

Our magazine, Harmonica World, contains articles on all types of harmonicas covering tuition, recordings, artists and history.

To find out more and how to join the NHL, click here.

Harmonica World

Dec/Jan 2017

6 magazines per year.
Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec.

Link to older magazines

Link to music files mentioned in magazine articles.

Contents

  • NHL Festival 2016, Report, AGM, Contest.
  • H2016 Festival Images of Concerts and Workshops.
  • Mark Gordon - My first time at the Bristol Festival
  • George Current - The Hills of Glenorchy.
  • Liam Ward - Juke TAB Part 4
  • Tony Eyers - The Harmonica Rack
  • Stan Harper - Obituary
  • Harpin’ By the Sea 2017
  • Richard Sleigh - The Harmonica in a Recording Studio
  • Brendan Power - Tate Ramps
  • Pat Missin/Norman Darwen/David Beer - CD Reviews
  • The Magazine Music Page

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