The National Harmonica League Icon
Spring Mini-Festival
Knowle, Birmingham - May 11th

Join the NHL

Links Menu
Contact Us


A Day and Evening of Enjoyment and Learning

Back to this year's Spring Festival

Last years Spring Festival 2001

Back to Spring Festival 2003

Activities all day

This is an outline based on last year's Spring Festival at Thrapston. Some artists have already agreed to attend, but the final list will depend on their availabilty on the day. This will be updated soon.
  • Attend workshops on all aspects of playing.
  • Blues jam - some members are bringing acoustic guitars so there will also be an acoustic jam.
  • Chromatic Open Mike - please bring along your chords and bass instruments so we can see how we can help you play together with other members.
  • Meet fellow enthusiasts
  • Get to ask questions
  • Enjoy an evening concert

It will all take place at "The Old Silhillians Sports Club, Knowle, Birmingham", May 11th, with the doors opening at 10:00am and activities starting 10:30am.

The venue was chosen because it is central, and it has good road links in all directions. It is located on the M42, Jctn 5, south of Birmingham between the M40, the M5 and the M6. Click here for maps and directions. This is our first event in the Birmingham area for some years, but if this is successful, there will be more.

The event is being planned by the Midlands Local Area Contact, Tony Stokes, with help from Jim Hughes and Ricky Cool.

The primary aim of the event is to provide a comfortable venue where you can meet to share and further your experience of the harmonica amongst like-minded people. As well as the social scene, you will be able to participate in various harmonica workshops and enjoy an evening of harmonica entertainment. You are welcome to come, whether or not you are a member of the NHL.

If you interested in forming or joining a harmonica group, or if you would like to have a NHL Regional Group in your locale, this is the opportunity to do it. You can meet up with other Local Area Contacts.

If you would like to contribute in any way to the days proceedings, perhaps by running a workshop or making a performance or even selling tickets, please contact Tony Stokes. Or just come on the day, and bring your chord or bass harmonica or guitar as well as your solo harmonica! If your band is not busy, and would like a fun outing it may like to enhance the evening's entertainment. Sadly, no fees can be offered, but help can be given with expenses.

Come along and enjoy yourself and support the work being done by the committee on your behalf. If this type of meeting is successful it could become a regular event.

Organiser - Tony Stokes, phone : 0121 682 6704

Return to top

This page and all its contents, © 2012, all rights reserved.

The National Harmonica League -