Souvenir T-Shirts


Turn Up. Dig it. Tell all your friends.

Harmonica-Tees have produced a great souvenir event T-shirt, featuring..

Front: Logo and official event slogan
Turn up. Dig it. Tell ALL your friends.

Back: Event, artists, tutors, web address

Paul Gillings will be on site with samples of the HBTS and other harmonica T-shirts for you to check out. He’ll be available at lunchtime to take your order personally, which he’ll fulfil and mail out shortly afterwards.

HBTS souvenir T-shirts are £12.99 (inc postage). They are available in black and come in S, M, L, XL, XXLXXXL. Which all adds up to a rattling good deal and a great way to remember your day.

Intermediate Workshop News


A Happy New Year to all our harmonica friends!

We’re busy building up to the big event and to whet your appetite, there’s a link below to our INTERMEDIATE workshops.

If you’ve signed up for these, a big thank you. If you haven’t yet, you’d better get your skates on because there are only a few left.

Ttake a moment to visit our intermediate page as you will find useful pointers to help you prepare. We’ll be posting similar info for Beginners and Advanced attendees shortly.

HBTS8 – Announcing our Star Guest


Footsteps and heartbeats

With our theme of Busking & In Your Face Harmonica at HBTS8, it is only fitting that our star guest should be none other than international super-busker himself, Rory McLeod. Rory will be packing his lyrics, rhythms, harmonicas, guitar, spoons, whistles, dance board and charisma, and flying down from Edinburgh to entertain and amaze all our HBTS8 guests.

If you’ve never witnessed Rory in action, it’ll be an experience you will never forget. If you have, then you’ll understand how very proud we are to include Rory in our line up.

Tell all your friends!



HBTS8 – Saturday 3rd February 2018

After a fabulous day of Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp at HBTS7, we’ve been busy setting the scene for 2018. Some very interesting plans are now afoot and we can confirm that our theme for 2018 is..


And without further ado, we are proud to announce the first act in our stellar lineup for HBTS8. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you The Brothers of Mothershovel.

The Brothers of Mothershovel may not be widely known amongst harmonica fans – yet – but true to our slogan a breath of fresh air, it would be remiss if we didn’t bring this important emerging talent to the attention the wider harping community.

We’ve fallen in love with The Brothers’ anarchic approach to music and the harmonica and we’re certain you’ll love them too. We’re all in for a proper old shindig, that’s for sure. And the BoM’s latest CD, Umcha, Umcha is absolute killer. Grab yourself a copy.

We look forward to announcing further news of our 2018 artists and workshop leaders in the coming weeks.



JG Feb 2017 9I write the songs

We had the very great privilege of visiting the Brighton Institute for Modern Music (BIMM) today, where Jerome joined forces with the house band and shared his professional experience.

It was a great chance for the student songwriters to bring their compositions to the live stage and invite feedback from their peers. The final results were captured on video and, we have to say, they were amazing. Here’s Jerome rocking it up on Smoking Ashtray. Our thanks to everyone at BIMM for a fantastic morning.

Jerome Godboo Harpin’ On Air


BBC Radio Sussex Lobby (On Air) 2HBTS7 On The Wireless

Today we had the privilege of visiting BBC Radio Sussex & Surrey to talk about HBTS7 and all things harmonica. Jerome did extremely well, given that he’d just stepped off the overnight flight from Toronto, with little or no sleep. Way to go JG!

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