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: 999 8524 1071 Passcode: 632992
.... 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, Rachelle Plas, Will Wilde and Marcin Dyjak.
The lockdown sessions begin again in August, and will now occur every fortnight rather than weekly. We start with the monthly open mic on August 7th (5pm BST start), then we welcome Roy Hugman, the tremolo maestro, on the 21st.
The June/July edition is jam-packed! There are features on Paul Oscher, Drea Van Allen, Deak Harp, David Naiditch, Shawn Hall and others. There is a preview of the Chromatic Weekend taking place later this month. We also hear from Brendan Power, Roger Trobridge and introduce the HarmonicaUK Committee. Also, album reviews, classified ads... and all the usual features.