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The Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering brings together autoharp enthusiasts from around the world for five days of workshops, concerts and 'round the clock music-making. Now in it's twenty-sixth year, the Gathering features concerts and workshops from some of the folk world's best musicians -- and they come because no matter what else they're famous for, they also just happen to play the autoharp!

Our 26th Annual Gathering will be held June 22-26, 2016 at Little Buffalo State Park Campground just outside Newport, Pennsylvania.

Our featured performers for 2016:

We are planning for three Pre-Gathering Classes starting on the 21st. Mike Herr will teach beginners; Lindsay Haisley will teach an intermediates chromatic class; and Lucille Reilly will teach how to play diatonic autoharp.

We're expecting another great Gathering. If you've never been to Mountain Laurel and are wondering what types of things go on there, I have posted a fairly comprehensive recap of the 2015 Gathering as a Thank You for a Great Gathering message and welcome to take a look at that here.

May 1, 2016: A lot of people have been asking about the meal plan and the menu. As I hope everybody knows, we have a brand new caterer this year in the wake of Robyn Green's retirement. Laurie Berard of Townside Catering in Northumberland, PA is our choice to replace her. Her restaurant in Northumberland gets great reviews and several members of our MLAG extended family have personal experience with her catering services. Laurie has provided a tentative meal plan and you can view that here. It goes without saying that this is only tentative and we cannot guarantee that this will be the final plan but it should give you a good idea of what to expect this year.

May 1, 2016: We have a few photos coming in from the MLAG 2016 Cruise in the Caribbean ... here's a link to our photos page and you can navigate from there.

April 3, 2016: The Preliminary Schedule of events is now available to review and/or download. It's preliminary in the sense that it could change but we're thinking it's pretty final!

March 29, 2016: The Preliminary MLAG 2016 Workshop Schedule is now available on our Workhshops Page ... Some workshops are still to be announced and are shown that way ... we expect the final schedule to be ready soon and all updates will be posted as they occur.

Feb 1, 2016: Early Bird Registration is now closed.

Jan 26, 2016: Early Bird registration closes at midnight on Jan 31, so now would be a good time to save some money!

Ivan recently completed our 2016 T-Shirt design as well ... order yours when you register or, if you do not plan on coming to the Gathering but still want to order a T-Shirt, call Registration using our new hot line and place your order with our registrar. The shirts come in both Men's and Women's sizes from small through XXXL.

Prices for mail-order T-Shirts are $15 for XL and smaller sizes and $17 for 2XL and larger sizes. Please add $3 to cover mailing costs. You can pay via check made out to the Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering or by Paypal using the Donate button at the bottom of the page. Please do call Coleen to let her know what you're doing and how you're planning to pay as it may not always be obvious to us if you don't.

Click on T-Shirt photos to see larger versions ...

Dec 15, 2015: On-Line Registration for the 2016 Gathering is now open ...

New MLAG Toll-Free Hot Line: MLAG now has a toll-free hot line to help answer any questions you may have about the upcoming Gathering ...

Registration - Press 1
Camping - Press 2
Pre-Gathering Classes - Press 3
Workshops - Press 4
Mary Lou Orthey Scholarship - Press 5
Cohen-Grappel Recording Grant - Press 6
Autoharp Angels Program - Press 7
Autoharp Hall of Fame - Press 8
For all other questions - Press 9

Annual Deadlines:

  • Autoharp Hall of Fame nominations applications are due by March 1, 2016. A ballot is  downloadable here  and is  also available in any issue of the Autoharp Quarterly. For a list of the members of the Autoharp Hall of Fame, click here.

  • Mary Lou Orthey Scholarship applications are due April 1, 2016. If you are thinking about coming to the 2016 Gathering but a lack of funding is making it tough, consider applying for a scholarship.

  • Applications for the Cohen/Grappel Recording Grant are due June 1st, 2016. Details are here.

The Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Consider making a tax-deductible donation, now, or remember us kindly in your will, later. Please contact us for details or, to donate on-line via PayPal, click on the donate button below. .

If you have comments or questions, you can direct them to our registrar.

Remember to bring items for the Silent Auction to benefit the Gathering. Items or services do not have to be autoharp-related or even music related -- any item you think might be of interest to people is welcome. More details at the Gathering or send a note to Cindy Harris.

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