Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering

Michael Poole – Bryan Bowers – Allison Guinn – Rick Fitzgerald – Bob Lewis – Tom Schroeder

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!

Our 28th Annual Gathering was held June 20-24, 2018 at Little Buffalo State Park Campground just outside Newport, Pennsylvania.

We had a great time as anticipated and we will be publishing photos and videos in the coming weeks. For the moment; however, here is Gregg Averett’s Gathering Recap for you to savor.

Our 2019 Gathering will be held at Little Buffalo from June 26-30, 2019.

Our featured performers for 2019:

We are planning more Pre-Gathering Classes next year featuring Tom Schroeder, Bob Lewis and Bryan Bowers. Check out the levels and class descriptions here.

Hot News

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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, 2019. 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, 2019. If you are thinking about coming to the 2019 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, 2019.

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.

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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