The Folk Harp Journal

The ISFHC quarterly publication


If you're wondering where your FHJ issue is, please email Alice at:


If you're wondering when the next issue will be out, or if you’d like to submit an article for publication in the journal,

please email Beth Stockdell at:



If you need information about FHJ ads, please email Beth at:

Classified Ads (free to members) go to Karen Poulakos at

Requests for sheet music reviews should be sent to Denise Grupp-Verbon at
Requests for CD Music reviews should be sent to Martha Gallagher at (send e-mail for mailing instructions)






Back issues of the Folk Harp Journal may be purchased from Musicmakers.
Please click here to order online.

To subscribe to the folk harp journal, you simply become a member of the ISFHC.



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These are the winners of the 2014 photo

cover contest


Pat Eisenberger


Sharon Thormahlen


Beth Stockdell






The Folk Harp Journal is a wonderful resource for all harpers, from the complete novice to the master.


With regular articles on such diverse subjects as harp building, that mysterious breed the wire strung harp, as well as news and reviews of past and upcoming events, special features, Harp Classifieds, and even printed music, it's a wonder they can contain it all between the covers!


This is what you might find in just one issue of the Folk Harp Journal:

  • Membership Form
  • Letter From the Editor
  • Home Built Harps
  • Lots of Christmas Music (the editor says "a ton")
  • Music and CD reviews
  • A Memorization article
  • An article on practice habits
  • The 3rd Annual Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival report
  • Laurie Riley's "What's the Reason?"
  • Advertisers Index
  • Classifieds


If you're not a member of ISFHC, go straight to the Join Us page and send in your membership dues. You're sure to get the next issue of the Folk Harp Journal.


There's so much information out there - why not let the Folk Harp Journal bring it to your door....



Folk Harp Journal Index. This link will take you to a page that is an index of articles written for the folk harp journal through 1998. The alphabet links on the page will bring you to a list of articles that start with that letter. These articles can be found in the past issues that you can get from Jerry Brown. So click on a letter and you'll see all the articles that begin with that letter. If anyone is interested in updating this webpage with more current articles, let us know. We can work with you on it.




If you're wondering what the Folk Harp Journal is like, click the link below to see a partial issue. The link will show you part of the current 84 page issue. We hope it will be a teaser and help you decide to join the society and recieve 4 issues of music, articles, and all the harp information you could want!

A Folk Harp Journal Sampler