Welcome to HarmonicaUK
Whether you've been playing the harmonica for a long time, or you've just picked one up, HarmonicaUK (formerly National Harmonica League) has something for you. We provide a forum for players, teachers, music therapists, collectors, harmonica repairers, manufacturers, and retailers. Membership starts from 20 GBP.
Although the focus is on UK, we do have members around the world. If you play Diatonic, Tremolo, Chromatic, Orchestral, Bass or Chord harmonicas, it's all about the harmonica so come and join us!
One of the hardest things about learning the harmonica is how to get started. What harmonica should you buy? What resources are available? How do I find a teacher? Don't worry, HarmonicaUK is here to support you.
Our FAQ will get you on your way. If you're looking for a teacher, the Members' magazine (Harmonica World) has a list of tutors. You can also email Dick Powell (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will point you in the right direction. If you have a general enquiry, then get in touch!
Find out more about becoming a HarmonicaUK member, or if you need to renew your membership.
Since the start of the pandemic, we have been running weekly Zoom sessions for our members. Firstly there is the Friday Social at 11am lasting an hour for a relaxed chat with other harmonica players, totally free. Non-members are welcome too. Meeting ID: 962 6446 8497 Password: 584317
.... then on Saturdays we have the Zoom Lockdown Sessions - demos and workshops for players of all abilities. You can see what's coming up for the next few weeks. Videos and presentations are available from some of the previous sessions. Workshop leaders have included Jason Ricci, Adam Glasser, Richard Gjems, Will Wilde and Marcin Dyjak.
Many congratulations to Pete Hewitt
on becoming HarmonicaUK's new Chairman, taking over from Ben Hewlett after 8 years at the helm. Ben is now the Vice President of HarmonicaUK. All of us at HarmonicaUK wish them all the best in their new roles.
The Lockdown Sessions continue this Saturday (5th December) with Patrick Byrne telling us how to tackle nerves and stage fright. 2pm (GMT).
HarmonicaUK would like to thank all the artists and participants who made the VIRTUAL OCTOBER FESTIVAL a great success. The donations exceeded our expectation and will help artists who have lost their livelihood due to the pandemic. If you do have any feedback, then please email email@example.com. We'd really like to know what worked well, and what improvements can be made if we hold a future virtual event. Don't worry if you missed any sessions, most of the videos are now available on Festival Page.
The October/November edition is jam-packed! It includes details about the Virtual October Festival and the AGM at the end of October. There are also features from Steve Baker (Reed Offsets), Sam Wilkinson (Augmented Tuning), Ernie Gordon (Tremolo), Vladimir Hrovat (Right Way To Hold A Chromatic), Tony Eyers (Review of SPAH) and much more, as well as the usual features. We say goodbye to Dave Taylor's as editor, and thank him for doing a wonderful job over the past year.
Harmonica World (Apr/May) is still available FREE for non-members.
You can relive the Virtual Chromatic Weekend! All workshop videos are now available.