Wishing all our friends and followers a fantastic time at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath. Wishing we could be with you and looking forward to seeing you at Jane Austen Festival Australia from 12-15 April 2018. #JaneAustenFestival #JaneAuste…Read more on Blogger
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It is a rarity to find a set of matching period accessories, but to have them accompanied by their original outfit, is an amazing find!This ensemble reportedly comes from the estate of Ms. Eliza Fox of Osmaston Hall in Derbyshire, UK and will be on exh…Read more on Blogger
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Here are some of the teachers, presenters and performers for Jane Austen Festival Australia 2017. There are more still to come and their photos will be added to this page once they have been confirmed.Read more on Blogger
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At JAFA 2016 the Regency Ladies School taught festival attendees how to play a little on the harp, how to stand at the harp to have your portrait painted or photo taken. In 2017 there are plans for even bigger and brighter things as we invite you to bring your own or borrow a harp to bring with you to Jane Austen Festival Australia in April 2017 for our largest gathering yet of harps and harp players. Jane Austen Festival Friends are invited to send their contact details to [email protected] if they would like to learn some of the tunes beforehand. Whilst harps are the main instrument with this project, you are welcome to join and play a different instrument.
What do you think Jane Austen was telling us when Mary Crawford played the harp? Jeffrey Nigro shares with us a wonderful article exploring the history of harp playing in relation to Jane Austen: “The Many Meanings of Mary Crawford’s Harp” http://www.jasna.org/persuasions/on-line/vol35no1/nigro.html
I found a copy of the original in the Internet Archive and was particularly excited to find it was arranged for harp or piano forte.