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EVENTS - chapterI:California Autoharp Gathering chapterII:Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering chapterIII:Seattle Autoharp Week chapterIV:Northwest Autoharp Gathering chapterV:US National Flatpicking Championship


The autoharp is a more common instrument abroad, especially in the USA where most of the international autoharp events take place. Listed below are some of the most prestigious gatherings where you will see world class players competing against each other. We are proud to say that we have some Mountain Laurel and Winfield champions amongst our UKA members!

chapterI: California Autoharp Gathering

California Autoharp Gathering (CAG) is held in May at St Nicholas Ranch. For most current details on tutors, programme and concerts go to: www.calautoharp.com


chapterII: Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering

Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering (MLAG) takes place at Little Buffalo Family Campground, near Newport, Pennsylvania in June. With the prestigious Mountain Laurel Autoharp Championship. Over many years, several UKA members have competed, won and also been placed at this world class event! 2015 will be a special 25th anniversary festival. For most current details on tutors, programme and concerts go to: www.mlag.org


chapterIII: Seattle Autoharp Week

Seattle Autoharp Week (SAW) is held in September with popular regular tutors, Karen Mueller, Richard Scholtz, Cathy Britell and Bryan Bowers. 2014 from September 14th-20th. For details, go to: www.seattleautoharpweek.com


chapterIV: Northwest Autoharp Gathering

Near Portland Oregon held begining of August. For the most current details of this new event go to: www.nwautoharp.org

chapterV: The US National Flatpicking Championship

At Winfield, Kansas, held in September, also includes an international autoharp competition. UKA has two champions from this world event! It does not include teaching or workshops. Further information go to: www.wvfest.com

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