Anouk Platenkamp

Flanders Celtic Harp Meeting

Workshops take place on Sunday, April 22 from 10 am.

Welcome from 9 am.


10h00 – 12h30:
‘Superb Scottish Tunes’ (advanced) with Corrina Hewat (SCOT)
In these workshops she learns some well-known and beloved Scottish melodies and also a few newer, contemporary tunes of Scottish harpists of today. The melodies are taught on hearing as this still happens today in Scotland. While listening, we get to know the melody and then transfer it to the strings, we discover the feeling and the story behind the melody. Then we add rhythm, decorations and variations to the melody. All melodies are easy to remember, some with a very Scottish sound and others with a melody that weaves and turns like a Celtic knot, but all easy to learn. We make a basic package for the left hand that gives everyone the opportunity to work out with the tips you get to make your own unique version and arrangement. Everyone gets home to the sheet music as a reminder to get started with it.
Recording equipment, sheet and pen can be useful.


10h00 – 12h30:
Anouk Platenkamp (NL):
‘Therapeutic harp music’ from 3 years of hararing
An introduction to playing therapeutic music on the harp. In this workshop the participants experience the different modes (church scale ladders) that are used to evoke an atmosphere for the listener. Participants learn the basics of improvising in the modes. Anouk shares her personal experience with playing therapeutic harp music and the tips and tricks she has learned over the years.


13h30 – 16h00:
Workshop 3: Superb Scottish Tunes’ with Corrina Hewat (SCOT)
ditto for the morning but for beginners (minimum 2 years hararing)


13h30 – 16h00:

Nederfolk with Anouk Platenkamp (NL)! From 2 years of hararing
Many harpists play traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and even Scandinavia, but try to find Dutch music for harp and you will probably return with empty hands … .well, almost empty hands, because Anouk has dived into Dutch music history and has traditional Dutch music
rediscovered. She has arranged this music that often comes from the 17th century and made it suitable for a contemporary audience, and so the Nederfolk was born.