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News & Announcements

Sheet music! At (looooooooong) last! 

Hi folks! A few months ago I made myself a promise: that I would try to finish my arrangement project in time for Harp Seattle (since I'm teaching a "Sing With Your Harp" workshop and one of the arrangements is my harp/vocal setting of "Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind"). Apparently having a terrifying deadline is the only way to make Molly get anything done. Ahem. 

You'll find a new subpage under "Album" called "Sheet Music" where you can purchase any of the three pieces individually, or a "Selections" book that contains all three. (These are PDF downloads, not physical copies.) 

For reference, here is a YouTube playlist of the three songs. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy them, and I'd love to have your feedback!


Two upcoming performances: Irish Centenary and Folklife! 

Hi folks! As usual I've been keeping a low profile, but here I am with two exciting announcements about upcoming performances.

First: I'm honored to be accompanying lovely Irish soprano Sarah Dolan for several songs at Antioch University's Seattle Irish Centenary (celebrating the 100th anniversary of the historic Dublin Easter Rising). We'll be performing at the Saturday evening reception. To the best of my knowledge, admission is free but advance reservations are required. 

Second: I've got a spot at this year's Northwest Folklife Festival! I'll be performing a half-hour set at 11am on Sunday, May 29th on the Trad Stage at Seattle Center. I'd love to see you there!




FEBRUARY 14th, 2016    3:30-4:30 pm 
Dusty Strings Music Store & School 
3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA  
Free (tip jar) 

Feeling buried in a virtual flood of roses and chocolates and Hallmark cards when Feb. 14th rolls around? This is a concert dedicated to those of us for whom Valentine's Day is...a little more complicated.  

Admission is free (there will be a tip jar). This is an informal afternoon concert. Come on by the Dusty Strings shop to hear Molly and some of her musical friends perform poignant, funny, and--yes--bittersweet songs of love, loss and hope for the future.

Edited to add: The concert was a great success with a lovely turnout! We managed to get most of it on video (watch here). 

"Sing With Your Harp!" Class at Dusty Strings in Jan/Feb 2016 

Okay folks...you asked for it! I'm offering a six-week "Sing With Your Harp" class on Tuesday evenings at Dusty Strings in Jan/Feb. It'll be an expansion of the workshop I taught at the 2014 Seattle Folk Harp Symposium, and I'm excited about being able to delve more deeply into the subject. (Frankly, I could probably spend six MONTHS talking about this subject...) 
Here's the description:
Sing With Your Harp!
Molly Bauckham
Six Tuesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Cost: $120
The folk harp is a beautiful instrument, especially well-suited for accompanying yourself while singing. Expanding on her popular workshop from Harp Seattle 2014, Molly will teach you to play simple accompaniment patterns that add texture and support your vocal performance. You’ll learn how to craft a song from intro to outro, including verses,variations, and instrumental breaks. If you're comfortable playing simple chords in tempo, or are an intermediate player, this class is for you!

You can sign up via the website linked above, or call 206-634-1662 during store hours and sign up over the phone. Hope to see you there!

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