Jo Morrison is an award-winning Scottish harper, as well as being a Distinguished Scottish Harp Society of America (SHSA) judge. She is also a Certified Music Practitioner (CMP), providing therapeutic music at the bedside for the ill or dying. Jo’s favorite performance locations include the Library of Congress and An Lanntair Arts Centre (Scotland). Her six recordings include one with her duo, Port Righ ,and one of all-original music based in Celtic tradition. Jo has five books of harp tunes and arrangements and has contributed to several other Scottish music collections. She is the director of the harp program for Common Ground on the Hill, and coordinator of harp rentals for the Washington DC Folk Harp Society. Jo has served as a SHSA judge for many Highland Games and has played with a wide variety of musicians including Walt Michael (Appalachian music), Dr. Loco and the Rocking Jalepeño Band (Latino music), Professor Louis (from Woodstock fame), as well as Scottish harp luminaries Wendy Stewart, Sue Richards, Sharon Knowles, and Corrina Hewitt. She frequently performs with harp/pipe and concertina duo Port Righ.
Scottish Harp Competition
The Scottish Harp Tent hosts the Scottish Harp Society of America sanctioned Scottish Harp Competition on Saturday at 10:00. There are five solo categories: Beginner, Novice, Apprentice, Journeyman and Master. There are also five non-traditional categories: Harp and Voice, Harp and Spoken Word, Ensemble, Early Music and Emerging Forms. This year we are honored to have SHSA judge Jo Morrison adjudicating the competition and presenting a workshop on Sunday.
Harping Judge Jo Morrison
In addition to the competition, the Scottish Harp Tent features a harp workshop presented by judge Jo Morrison at 2:00 on Sunday, and continuous harp music throughout Saturday and Sunday.
The Scottish Harp Tent is run by volunteers from the Atlanta Folk Harpers, a group dedicated to promoting the folk harp. They are eager to answer any questions you might have about the harp, and to introduce you to the joys of harp playing.
For more information, contact our Harping Committee
|9:00 am||Scottish Harp Competition Registration||Harping Tent|
|10:00 am||Scottish Harp Competition||Harping Tent|
|12:00 am||Special Categories||Harping Tent|
|1:30 pm - 5:00 pm||Continuous Harp Music||Harping Tent|
|11:00 am -12:00 noon||Harp Circle||Harping Tent|
|2:00 pm - 3:00 pm||Scottish Harp Workshop with Jo Morrison||Harping Tent|