Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering
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 its twenty-seventh 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!
Bryan Bowers • Rick Fitzgerald • Tom Schroeder
We are planning more Pre-Gathering Classes next year as well. For now, we're leaving the 2018 descriptions up on the site so you can see the kind of material that will be offered in 2019. Stay tuned for all the details as they develop!
June 15, 2018: On-Line Registration for the 2018 Gathering is now closed. You may still register on site; however, be aware that we cannot accept credit cards on site, just cash or checks.
May 25, 2018: Emily Herr and Sarah Apple will be vending at MLAG 2018. Emily and Sarah are two painters from Richmond, VA, who specialize in clever decorative design and bright ideas. They will be offering custom painting services for your cases, instruments, or anything else they can put a brush on! No design is too big or too small - bring along anything you'd like to have enhanced with a little pizazz. The picture shows off some of their work. I would also add that you'd better get to them early as they will be in great demand during the week. I would also add that you'd better get to them early as they will be in great demand during the week.
December 6, 2017: Registration for MLAG 2018 is now open ... to register, simply click on the registration sign to go to the registration page and follow the directions. Make sure you read everything thoroughly as (to coin a phrase) our registration options may have changed. In fact, the registration options are pretty much the same as usual but the on-line registration system can be a little tricky if you're not paying attention. By the same token, if you do pay attention, it should be relatively painless.
The 2018 MLAG T-Shirt is now available for ordering. You may order the shirt as part of your registration or visit our Order Stuff page ...
July 12, 2017: Announcing our 2017 Photo Highlights video using pictures from Frank Baker, Rita Persing, John Cerrigione, Neal Walters and others. The video is once again fairly long but it's an historic record after all! This is the 27th in a series of videos detailing the history of the Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering. Thanks to Frank Baker, primarily, for the wonderful pictures. The accompanying music is an amalgam of contest pieces from years gone by and used in this year's Contest Workshop. A Contest CD featuring this year's contestants is also going to be available ... stay tuned.
January 14, 2017: Luthiers and MLAG Board Members, Tom Fladmark and Greg Schreiber, have just published an excellent video covering all aspects of changing strings on virtually any autoharp. Whether you have an OS or a hand-crafted luthier 'harp, Tom and Greg show you exactly how to approach and complete the task of changing just one or all the strings on your 'harp. The video includes instructions for working with A and B model OS 'harps as well as 'harps featuring Schreiber, D'aigle, and/or Lumbert fine tuners.
June 10, 2016: Pennsylvania Magazine has published a nice article about Mountain Laurel in their May/June issue. Thanks to Laurie Jean Houck for the wonderful story and pictures. Here's a link to the original PDF file.
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 ...
Mountain Laurel Toll-Free Hot Line
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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. .
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