Welcome to Harpist in the Wild!

I’m Canadian harpist and composer Josh Layne. Come along with me as I combine my love of music with my love of the outdoors as a Harpist in the Wild! 🙂

Launch teaser video:

Newest episode:

Harpist in the Wild is a YouTube video series, organized into seasons, with occasional stand-alone episodes. During a season, episodes air every Saturday.

Read the announcement in my Feb. 15th email newsletter.

Here’s the upcoming broadcast schedule:

February 20, 2021: The very first Harpist in the Wild episode!A Winter’s Day – a stand-alone episode about an ensemble piece I wrote in 2017.

February 27, 2021: Season 1, improvs. Episode 1 – By the Ocean

March 6, 2021: Season 1, improvs. Episode 2 – “Looper pedal”

March 13, 2021: Season 1, improvs. Episode 3 – “Encounter with Deer”

March 20, 2021: Season 1, improvs. Episode 4 – “Ocean at Dusk” (Series finale).

Season 2 “A Baroque Feast” start date to be announced.

You can support the work I do on YouTube through my Patreon page. At the “Wild Harpist” level ($10 or more a month) I’ll display your name on-screen when I thank my patrons at the end of each Harpist in the Wild episode.

The harp that I’m using in Season 1 is a Firefly II electric harp, by a harp maker in Rhode Island – Dick Ranlet of Wickford Harps. http://wickharps.blogspot.com (I believe he is semi-retired now).

I did a Harp Tuesday episode about the harp: http://www.joshlayne.com/harptuesday/ep-111-exploring-electric-harps-part-1/