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National Harmonica League

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


News/Useful Links

  • Check out the upcoming Chromatic Weekend, 22-23 June 2019 - Hillscourt, Rednal, Birmingham, UK
  • Diary Page for UK and international harmonica events in 2019 click here
  • UK Harmonica Gig List - click here - find a gig near you!
  • Start planning for this years main HarmonicaUK Festival. Note the date change to August 16-18, and new location, near Gloucester. Full details here
  • UK Harmonica Jams, Meet-ups - click here - find one near you!
  • Teachers and Tuiton? - click here
  • Over 200 videos by top players from our festivals
  • To join the NHL - click here
  • Ronald Chesney, one of the finest chromatic players in the UK, died on April 12, 2018, at the age of 98. In 1947 he was the first to play a solo concert in the Albert Hall in London, but was probably best known for recording of Flight of the Bumble Bee and his regular appearances in the long running BBC radio comedy show, Educating Archie. Click to read more.


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


Apr - May 2019

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

Link to older magazines

Link to music files mentioned in magazine articles.

The Apr/May 2019 issue of Harmonica World was mailed out to NHL members on 29 Mar 2019.


  • H2019 at Hartpury College
  • Chromatic Weekend 2019
  • Brendan Power - The Slide Harmonica - Click here for a corrected article
  • Ed Hopwood - What is Musicality
  • Keith Parker - Amplified Blues Harp
  • George Current - A Wee Drop of Scotch
  • Richard Sleigh - Major Scale
    Improvising - Part 4
  • Neil Warren - Harpin' By The Sea 2019
  • Doug Dawson - Ship Harmonicas
  • Zoltan Zavody - Aches Pains and Blues
  • Tony Eyers - Music Festivals
  • Lots of reviews
  • The Magazine Music Page

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