Zoom HarmonicaUK Lockdown Sessions - weekly online workshops for harmonica players BY harmonica players

Please note that start times will be prompt and we suggest you log in 10 minutes before the workshop(s) you wish to attend. If you have any suggestions for future workshops, or would like to run a workshop, please contact Sam Wilkinson -  publicity@harmonica.co.uk. Details may change at short notice. Videos and presentations from some previous sessions are available. All times are GMT.

The Zoom login codes are all the same:


Meeting ID: 976 1460 9076

Passcode: 980666



Saturday 5th December - Presentation (2:00pm start)

PATRICK BYRNE - The Show Must Go On... dealing with performance Anxiety


Saturday 12th December - Chromatic (2:00pm start)

ALBERTO VARALDO - Subject to be confirmed


Saturday 19th December - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! All types (2:00pm start)

SAM WILKINSON - Christmas songs with a blues twist. Participants are also welcome to perform their own versions of Christmas songs (blues or otherwise!)


The lockdown sessions take a break over Christmas.


Saturday 2nd January - Diatonic/general interest (2:00pm start)

BERTRAM BECHER - maintenance/tweaking workshop for Blues harmonicas and some interesting special tunings that could be tuned from a regular Richter harmonica


Saturday 9th January - Tremolo (5:00pm start)

JIAYI HE - How to arrange and play multiple Tremolo harmonicas


Saturday 16th January - General interest (2:00pm start)

ANTHONY CRAVEN -  91 year old Anthony will do a light hearted talk of his 60 years of experience playing harmonica, starting as a small boy after meeting Tommy Reilly at the Palace Theatre in Hull. His first Hohner chromatic harmonica cost £5!


Saturday 23rd January - Diatonic/blues (2:00pm start)

BEN BOUMAN -  Subject to be confirmed


Saturday 30th January - Diatonic (2:00pm start)

AIDAN SHEEHAN -  Welsh music for harmonicas