John Doan’s Tenth Annual Harp Guitar Retreat is set for June 22nd to June 25th 2017. I hope you will be able to make it. (see below for a daily itinerary, Saturday concert, testimonials, photos, fees, and registration information).
The Ninth Annual Harp Guitar Retreat was a huge success with classes, private lessons, Harp Guitar Gallery, Music Nights, Concerts, and plenty of time hanging out talking about life and, what else, harp guitars! We begin each day with a three hour group class where we are hands on the instrument exploring harp guitar playing techniques, music ideas, and even ensemble playing.
We always have a great line up of harp guitars of all sizes and makes, all for you to test drive at your leisure.
Gerry Camp brought his prototype 20 string Carbon Fiber Emerald harp guitar made in Ireland. It is virtually indestructible and we were all impressed what a good sounding instrument it was, especially plugged in or with the new Tonewood Amp attached to its back. Continue reading →
For those of you within driving distance of Salem, Oregon or who are visiting the area I will be giving an intimate house concert (8pm) in my own living room July 6th with a potluck (6:30pm) and you are invited. Tickets are available for this rare and exciting evening. Once you have secured your admission I will send you a confirmation with my address and directions to the event. RSVP if you will be coming to the potluck.
John Will play a variety of instruments that he ordinarily could not bring on tour. Past living room concerts have drawn people from as far away as California, Washington and Pennsylvania!
John Doan Living Room Concert in Your Own Living Room
If you have any concert venue suggestions, contacts, or would like to have me in your own living room for a house concert, please Contact me.
Notes:John Doan will be performing in his own living room on several historical instruments and harp guitars that he never brings on tour. Some of the harp guitarists at the Weekend Harp Guitar Retreat will join him as well. This is not an evening to miss!
If you would like to come early for dinner John and his wife Deirdra are hosting a potluck at 6:30PM so plan to bring an entree or a dessert item.
This concert, during my 6th Annual Harp Guitar Weekend Retreat, will be a very up front and personal performance. You will enjoy the music while you look out over the Willamette Valley from atop Prospect Ridge. Seating is limited (last year’s event sold out!). Admission is $29.00. (paste the following into your browser)
Once you have secured your admission John will confirm that and send you his address and directions to the event. RSVP if you will be coming to the potluck.
In the November/December 2006 issue of Home & Lifestyle magazine for the Willamette Valley, my wife and I were featured on the cover. Our home was decorated from top to bottom for Christmas in the middle of August. My wife, Deirdra, worked overtime to make our home warm, wonderful, and inviting for the holiday season.