Will Wilde Launches Harpin’ By The Sea 2021



Will Wilde launches Harpin’ By The Sea 2021, our free online harmonica festival 5th-7th February 2021. Get these dates in your diary and reserve the sofa! We’ll be coming to you live by Zoom and YouTube. Please Donate by PayPal to support our artists.

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Lone Wolf Harmonica Pedals


Set the tone

We are delighted to welcome event sponsor Lone Wolf Blues Company, makers of harmonica effects pedals, Harp Train amplifiers, and the wonderful Jason Ricci Signature Microphone.

Visit the Lone Wolf Blues Company here and start playing with the best Lone Wolf Blues Harmonica Pedals.

Check out the video review of their excellent Harp Train 10 Tube Amp and also Ronnie Shellist’s review of their Harp Attack and Little Red Di Box. When you want control over your tone, you want Lone Wolf.



Art You Can Play

We are delighted to welcome BlowsMeAway Productions as an official event sponsor for HBTS11. Owner Greg Heumann has been producing the finest hand crafted harmonica microphones for many years and is considered the go-to authority on harmonica design and sound solutions.

Hand machined from scratch, Greg’s wooden harmonica mics are world-renowned for their precision, response and tone. Every mic is tailormade from rare wood stock. Each aluminium grill is customised to the purchaser’s specification and each element is hand picked by Greg himself for optimum sound reproduction. Every mic is a masterpiece.

Greg has also personally developed the highly acclaimed Bulletini microphone, every harmonica player’s dream. Lightweight, easy in the hands and incredibly responsive, this is an essential kit item for every serious electric harp player. Visit Greg Heumann at BlowsMeAway Productions for all your custom harmonica microphone solutions and accessories. You won’t be disappointed – you’ll be playing with the best.




You read it here first. Cancel your social diary for the weekend of 5-7.Feb 2021 and join us in Brighton UK from the comfort of your sofa. We’re locked down, loaded and ready to rock…

We have a new brand. We have an amazing lineup of guest artists. We have a live programme of performances, tutorials and harp chat. We have interviews with our sponsors. We have edited HBTS video highlights. And rumour has it there may even be some product giveaways.

Check back here, and on our Facebook Page, for regular news of all we have planned.

HBTS11 – Bringing You Good Vibrations In 2021. Tune in. Dig it. Tell all your friends.



Thank you Stuart McKay – HBTS Co-Founder

After ten year’s incredible service to HBTS, Stuart McKay is taking a step back from frontline duties. Stuart remains an important part of the crew but, with his badge of honour, will be adopting a less stressful profile. We are sure you will join us all in raising a glass to Stuart for his commitment and dedication to developing what has become a premium event in the international harmonica calendar.

Richard Taylor remains at the helm with a new production team – Matthew Edwards and Ben Reese. We extend a warm welcome to Matthew and Ben.

So here’s to another ten years of harmonica mayhem in Stuart’s wonderful company. Cheers Stu!

Catch our fabulous Guest Artist line up here!


Good Vibrations

Welcome to Harpin’ By The Sea free online Harmonica Festival 5th-7th February 2021. We’re live on Zoom and Youtube with international Guest Artists, Performances, Workshops, Video Archive, Trade Sponsors, Technical Breakout Room, Hohner Factory Tour, Souvenir T-Shirts to buy, and fabulous prizes to be won in our raffle, including a limited edition Gold Plated Marine Band Harmonica.

Help support our artists during corona virus lockdown by donating whatever you can to: paypal.me/harpinbythesea

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