Virtual Harmonica Festival 5-7.Feb 2021


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You can catch up as we roll out footage of Harpin’ By The Sea 2021 on YouTube. Please note this process is engineered voluntarily and we thank you for your patience as it takes shape. You can check everything out at Harpin’ By The Sea’s own Channel and at Russ Turner’s Oxharp Channel.

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Harpin’ By The Sea harmonica festival was online in 2021 and it was free. From the 5-7.Feb 2021 hundreds of harmonica enthusiasts from around the world joined us for a weekend of complete harmonica happiness. 

•  Fifteen international guest artists
•  Performances, tuition and harp chat
•  Interviews and breakouts with our event sponsors
•  Live harp maintenance studio with John Cook
•  Hohner Harmonica’s virtual factory tour
•  Limited edition gold plated Hohner Marine Band to win
•  Other fantastic harmonica products to win
•  Archive video footage

Information Downloads…
Full Programme
List of Artists’ Presentations

And all from the comfort of their sofa. We were locked down, loaded and ready to rumble. Please donate to help our artists. Tune in. Dig it. Tell all your friends.


Meet the team

A breath of fresh air…
And here’s a retrospective on some of the shenanigans HBTS has been up to in recent years. Here we are on BBC Radio 4‘s harmonica documentary Suck It And See.

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And a reminder of the special message that Paul Jones of Manfred Mann broadcast on his weekly BBC Radio 2 blues hour for HBTS 2016…

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