Harpin' By The Sea 2020
Saturday, 8 February, 2020
9:30pm - Over 18's after 8pm
1 Holland Road
Hove, East Sussex, UK BN3 1JF
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Harpin' By The Sea 2020 - 10th International Harmonica Festival & Learn To Play Day

Whether a Total Beginner or a Seasoned Player, this is your chance to indulge in a wealth of harmonica top instruction, jamming, headline entertainment and musical fun.

A central event in the international harmonica calendar, HBTS offers a Full Day of Workshops for all ability levels. An opportunity for Beginners, including Total Beginners, to learn key foundation skills and musical principles from first blows to first bends. For our Intermediates to develop fresh styles and techniques, while Advanced players extend skills and exchange ideas with our guest artists.

This year we’re celebrating our tenth anniversary. Our Workshop team comprises expert harmonica players and teachers: Richard Taylor, Joe Filisko, Paul Gillings, John Cook and Will Wilde. And to round-off the party, Steve Weston is joining us with his fabulous Bluesonics.


Friday 7th February 2020:
8pm-11pm - Festival pre-registration, meet-up and acoustic jam (over 18's only)
Full details HERE

Saturday 8th February 2020:
9.30am - Registration & Introduction
10.30am-5.15pm - Workshops (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)
5.30pm-6.30pm - Jam
8pm-11pm - Show (over 18's only)

Sunday 9th February 2020:
10.30am-1pm - Junior's Harmonica Workshop
2pm-5pm - Electric Jam Session
See HERE for details and booking.


Steve West Weston

Doyen of the electric Chicago and West Coast blues harmonica, Steve Weston has recorded and played with the best for four decades and still sounds as fresh as ever. Pure entertainment!

Joe Filisko

Joining us from Chicago USA, Joe is an unparalleled exponent of the pre-war classic harmonica style from fox chases and trains, to country and urban blues. Absolutely mesmerising!

Will Wilde

Taking the harmonica beyond its blues roots, our own Will Wilde has made his home in rock music, playing harmonica like a lead guitar and winning international acclaim. Badass!


We teach the 10-hole diatonic harmonica. Beginners use the key of C. Intermediate and Advanced players should bring all the keys they have. Harmonicas are available for purchase on the day from our trade partners and further kit information can be found on our website.


• Day of Workshops: £38.00 / Juniors: £25.00 (12yrs to 17yrs: under 16's must be accompanied by an adult ticket-holder)
• Show Ticket Only: £17.00 (over 18's after 8pm)
• Day of Workshops + 1 Show Ticket: £55.00 / Day of Workshops + 2 Show Tickets: £72.00
• Workshop + Show packages on sale NOW
• Show tickets on general release from 2nd January 2020

For further details, news and top tips, visit:
Phone Stuart on 07773 270336

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