Each year harpists all over the world freely share their beautiful harp music with the public for Random Acts of Harping. This year I played in the morning at the Osage Gardens Saturday Market in Carbondale. It was adorable seeing a young father with his daughter dressed up as a princess come up to the harp so of course, I had to let her strum it. Then a couple of little toddlers came up. They steadied themselves by holding on to the column and half strum, half grabbing the strings. I set the levers to a pentatonic scale so that I could do some glissandi while they plucked the lower strings. There's nothing cuter than watching a big toddler grin on the other side of harp strings. As I finished an hour of music and was packing up, one of the employees said, "We're sure going to hate to see you go!"
Later in the afternoon I played at the Planted Earth Garden Center. It's a beautiful location as you will see in this video on top of a hill with great views of Mt. Sopris. The music is Painting White Roses. Many thanks to my husband David for taking the video. Enjoy!