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Harpin' By The Sea - 9th Annual Winter Festival & Learn To Play Harmonica Day
Saturday, 2 February, 2019
9:30am - Over 18's after 8pm
1 Holland Road
Hove, East Sussex, UK BN3 1JF
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Harpin' By The Sea - 9th Annual Winter Festival & Learn To Play Harmonica Day

Whether you’re a Total Beginner or a Seasoned Player this is a great opportunity to indulge in a cornucopia of harmonica instruction, jamming, headline entertainment and fun!

One of the most popular events in the UK harmonica calendar, HBTS 9 offers a Full Day of Workshops at Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels and a chance to celebrate that versatile little instrument - the Harmonica!

For Beginners, a great opportunity to learn some solid foundation skills. For Intermediate players, our workshops will help take you to the next level. For Advanced players, an ideal chance to glean new ideas from our experts.

This year’s theme is ‘Fiesta Latina’.. so add some Latin notes to your Harpin’ knowledge! It’s what puts the rhythm in rhythm and blues!

Our Workshop team includes highly regarded harmonica players and teachers -
Richard Taylor & Paul Gillings
Plus two very special guests... Fede Vaz (Uruguay) and Marcus Coll (Spain)


Registration - 9.30am
Introduction - 10.15am
Workshops at all levels - 10.30am-1pm / 2.30pm-3.45pm / 4pm-5.15pm
(All Ages - Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult for workshops)

Beginners please bring along a 10 hole blues-style harmonica in ‘C’
Intermediate and Advanced players, please bring all the keys you have!

Jam Session - All Participants Welcome - 5.30pm-6.30pm
(All Ages - Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult for Jam Session)

'HARPIN' BY THE SEA' EVENING CONCERT - 8pm-11pm (doors at 7.45pm)
Over 18's only after 8pm.


Direct from Montevideo, Uruguay, making his UK debut exclusively for this event. Incredible Latin harmonica styles from one of the most versatile players on the planet.

Fede will be accompanied by Paul Richards on guitar. Paul is one of the finest players of Latin guitar music in the UK and well known to Brunswick regulars as the host of their wonderful weekly Jazz Jam.


Originally from Spain, now based in Berlin, Marcus is also making his UK debut. Marcus’ amazing Latin and Blues skills have won him endorsement from Hohner Harmonicas.



Putting the Latin into Rhythm & Blues, your chance to enjoy one of Brighton and Hove’s finest blues bands, with Richard Taylor on harmonica.


A Full Day of Workshops - £35
A Full Day of Workshops + Evening Concert - £51
A Full Day of Workshops + Two Evening Concert tickets - £67
Evening Concert Only - £16
Concert Only tickets will be on sale from January 2nd 2019, to give Workshop participants first opportunity to attend the whole event.

All participants are welcome to a pre HBTS 9 meet up and jam session in the Brunswick's Cellar Bar, Friday Feb 1st, 8pm till 11pm.

With many workshop leaders attending + a chance for early registration... £Free Entry

For more information, news and contacts......
Call Stuart on 07773 270336

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