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Hello everyone, and once again welcome to another newsletter covering March.

Whilst we continue working hard behind the scenes, planning our October festival, I would just like to take this opportunity to remind you to save the date, 25th until the 27th of October. We have a phenomenal lineup of artists and workshops this year, with a lovely hotel in beautiful surroundings. I'm teasing you I know but the artists have now been secured and full details will be released very soon. So watch this space and grab your tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Please join Dave and I at our monthly Open Mic - Saturday 2nd of March, 5pm UK time. Everyone welcome from absolute beginners to established and professional players. From nursery rhymes to far more! Spectators are also encouraged as long as you have a keen interest in the harmonica.

Also, don't forget our wonderful coffee morning, hosted by David Hambley every Friday morning at 11 am UK time.

Our Newsdesk page has some really interesting pieces up there for you to enjoy and peruse at your leisure. Don't forget to check out our events page which gives full details of all the coffee mornings, open mics and Saturday sessions going forward.

We would just like to apologise for the delay in the recorded Saturday sessions being put up on our members page. Due to extreme lack of volunteers and illness, this work has not been able to be done. However, we will endeavour to get it up for you all as soon as we possibly can & sincere apologies in the meantime.

As always, if you are able to help us in the running of HarmonicaUK, please don't hesitate to contact myself at [email protected] or our Chair, Dave Colclough, [email protected], all of us at HarmonicaUK will be extremely grateful for any time you may be able to give us and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Many thanks everyone, and until the next time, 👋🏽

Suzy

Suzy Colclough
Communications Manager

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Newsdesk brings you a selection of items from the HarmonicaUK Newsdesk this month. Click "Read more..." to read the full news item.

HarmonicaUK Saturday Session Workshops 2024
HarmonicaUK is pleased to continue the members only Saturday Session Workshops in 2024. A series of Zoom tutorials taught by harmonica teachers and professional players. The one hour sessions will run bi-monthly and will cater for the different types of harmonica covering a wide variety of genres and topics. Keep an eye on the events page for details about the next Saturday Session! Read more...

Ultimate love song! Free tutorial
For Valentine's day, Liam Ward shared a free lesson on "one of the most beautiful ballads ever written". Read more...

Lee Oskar honoured with “Keeping the Blues Alive” Award
Lee Oskar was recently honoured with the Blues Foundation’s prestigious Keeping the Blues Alive Award on January 19 in Memphis. Read more...

Hermine Deurloo - New Album
Hermine Deurloo has just released an album with dutch piano player Erik Verwey.
Read more...

Patrick Byrne single - The Love Look, and album - Chromactiv
Patrick Byrne is proud to release his latest up beat pop song ‘The Love Look’. Read more...

Free Lesson from Liam Ward
Struggling with harmonica solos? Liam Ward explains how to make the notes you are playing match the chords you are playing over. Read more...

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Events this month - Read more and Zoom links on our Events page…

Harmonica UK Saturday Session Workshops 2024
Harmonica UK is pleased to continue the members only Saturday Session Workshops in 2024. Look out for details in our newsletters and on our website.

HarmonicaUK Friday Coffee Morning - Friday 1st March 11am UK Time
Join us on Zoom every Friday Morning 11am UK time for a chat about harmonicas, music and more! Meeting ID: 999 3719 8697 and Passcode: 178801.

Harmonica UK Open Mic - Saturday 2nd March 2024 5pm UK time
All levels, all styles, and a friendly atmosphere. You can also come and just listen in too. Details and link here.

HarmonicaUK Friday Coffee Morning - Friday 8th March 11am UK Time
Join us on Zoom every Friday Morning 11am UK time for a chat about harmonicas, music and more! Meeting ID: 999 3719 8697 and Passcode: 178801.

HarmonicaUK Friday Coffee Morning - Friday 15th March 11am UK Time
Join us on Zoom every Friday Morning 11am UK time for a chat about harmonicas, music and more! Meeting ID: 999 3719 8697 and Passcode: 178801.

HarmonicaUK Friday Coffee Morning - Friday 22nd March 11am UK Time
Join us on Zoom every Friday Morning 11am UK time for a chat about harmonicas, music and more! Meeting ID: 999 3719 8697 and Passcode: 178801.

HarmonicaUK Friday Coffee Morning - Friday 29th March 11am UK Time
Join us on Zoom every Friday Morning 11am UK time for a chat about harmonicas, music and more! Meeting ID: 999 3719 8697 and Passcode: 178801.

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