Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering

Dear Friends of the Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering
In light of the present and projected health emergency, the MLAG board has decided to postpone our 30th celebration until 2021. The Gathering, then, should be much the same as we had planned for this year, except with the helplessness against Covid-19 behind us.
We will issue full refunds to registrants as soon as it can be administratively accomplished. Rest assured that Mt. Laurel remains sound and will endure as ever.
We all love the Gathering but your good health is our foremost interest. Continued happy ‘harping and thank you for your much-appreciated support.
“In the end, it will be impossible to know if we overreacted or did too much, but it will be QUITE apparent if we under-reacted or did too little.”
Gregg Averett
Director, Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering

Cindy Harris – June Maugery – Ron Wall – Les Gustafson-Zook – Karen Mueller – Ivan Stiles

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-ninth 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!

The Gathering takes place at Little Buffalo State Park Campground just outside Newport, Pennsylvania.  For those who are unfamiliar with the Gathering, Gregg Averett’s 2019 Gathering Recap is a good way to understand just how much fun we can pack into four days.

Our 2021 Gathering will be held at Little Buffalo from June 23-27, 2021

Our featured performers for 2021:

Karen Mueller • Ron Wall
 Les Gustafson-Zook • Ivan Stiles • June Maugery
Cindy Harris (and the GrayScale ContraBand)

Hot News

The 2020 Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering has been postoned until 2021. If you have additional questions about the Gathering or need additional assistance, our registrar is also available through the MLAG Hot Line. The 2021 Gathering will be our 30th year celebration and it’s going to be one to truly remember.

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 …

Annual Deadlines

  • Autoharp Hall of Fame nominations applications are due by March 1, 2021. A ballot is  downloadable here  and is also available in the Summer, Fall and Winter issues of the Autoharp Quarterly. You can also use our new interactive form feature to submit your nomination. For a list of the members of the Autoharp Hall of Fame, click here.
  • Mary Lou Orthey Scholarship applications are due April 1, 2021. If you are thinking about coming to the 2021 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 1, 2021.

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 Kathy Wieland or Cathy Beyer.

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

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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