HarmonicaUK Virtual Chromatic Weekend June 18th - 20th June 2021

This event brings together eleven of the world's finest chromatic harmonica players, delivering masterclasses and workshops over the weekend. 

It is FREE to attend, and voluntary donations are encouraged. There is also an online raffle with amazing prizes! 

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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!


Getting started

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 (edu@harmonica.co.uk) who will point you in the right direction. If you have a general enquiry, then get in touch!


Membership

Find out more about becoming a HarmonicaUK member, or if you need to renew your membership.


Zoom Boom!

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.


Latest news

The Lockdown Sessions continued with with PT Gazell who gave a  demonstration of the Gazell method - a great alternative to over-bending (video). Next week, we have Joff Watkins in the Zoom Room with the second part of his workshop on blues and improvisation for the chromatic harmonica.


We are pleased to say that we are now able to offer members an audio version of Harmonica World. Find out more.


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HARMONICA WORLD

The April/May edition is jam-packed! There are features on Dennis Gruenling and Cy Leo. We also hear from Brendan Power and introduce the HarmonicaUK Exec Committee. There are other pieces from members including Dogfish Colclough who is helping us make our magazine more accessible. Also, album reviews, part three of the history of NHL/HarmonicaUK... and all the usual features. 

Not a member? Find out how to join us.


You can relive the 2020 Virtual Chromatic Weekend and the 2020 Virtual October Festival!