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The Minnesota Scottish Harp Weekend takes place every year in the Twin Cities metro, with the Minnesota Scottish Fair. Harp Weekend events will interest both harpers and the general public!
“I had SO MUCH FUN during the harp weekend! Can’t wait to come back next year!” – Allison S.
The Minnesota Scottish Harp Weekend features:
We are an un-incorporated not-for-profit organization.
Emily Taege is a folk harper of 15 years, a lifelong musician on other instruments, and a professional UX Designer. She has volunteered, competed, and collaborated with previous organizers of the MnSHW for three seasons. She enjoys jamming with her musician friends, learning new things, and listening to podcasts.
Ann Heymann, a world-renouned wire-strung harper, and her student Cindy Schaufenbuhl began the Minnesota Scottish Harp Competition in 2010 as a half-day event that was held at the Minnesota Scottish Fairgrounds. Ann carried the organization and running of the event for many years.
Stephanie Claussen was invited by Ann Heymann to take on planning the event in 2014. Under her care, she grew the event from just a short competition, to a weekend-long retreat for harpists to learn, make friends, compete, and grow in the Scottish tradition.
Emily has followed in her predecessor’s footsteps by growing its attendance and renewing partnership with the Minnesota Scottish Fair.
Check out our competition results from previous years!
Also see our “Thank You” page for a list of past judges and organizers for their names and websites.
An annual event for harpers and music lovers in the Twin Cities metro.