Deborah Henson-Conant Electric Harp (on a Shamrock)This St. Patrick’s Day – March 17th – I’m playing a Celtic Celebration concert with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra.

So, a couple weeks ago I was talking to Mayatu, the marketing director of the symphony and she said “You know what I’d love to do?  A COUNTDOWN to your concert, with harp facts and trivia!  I’d love to post them on our symphony Facebook page in the weeks leading up to the concert so when you walk out on stage people will already know so many cool things about the harp and it’s history and quirks!”

“Genius!” I said – “Also very fun and cool.  PLUS then I’d learn a lot more about the harp,” says I.

So how does this apply to you, oh beloved blog reader?

Well, now we need material!!!

Mayatu Peabody, Marketing Director Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

Mayatu Peabody, Marketing Director Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

We want it all: little known facts, trivia, anecdotes about the harp, photos you love, stories of ancient harpers and Celtic Bards, or about unusual current-day harpists — or just cool facts about the harp that most people don’t know.  By all means, please share the wealth!  Just add your ideas to the comments below – include your name and website and we’ll try to add it to the posts whenever we can.

This post will be our go-to place for all the countdown facts, and YOU are our go-to mastermind group!  So please chime in now … and often!

Then keep an eye on the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra Facebook site, and check out my own Twitter & Facebook and watch what comes up on the Countdown!

Thanks so much!

Deborah … and Mayatu (and so you can meet her, here’s a picture of her!)

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