HILA RADIO  playlists feature music from different genres and artists in the vast world of harp. Our aim is to provide people the opportunity to listen to all sorts of harp music; from classical to Celtic, jazz to Christmas, competition pieces to specific composers.

Scroll below and take a listen. There’s lots of playlists to choose from and we continue to create more. Play them all! And if you have an idea for a playlist, let us know.

Most titles are available for purchase through the artist or a reputable download web site.  We try and share a link for each piece in these playlists, but sadly, many recordings are becoming less and less available. When in doubt or if a link does not work anymore, be sure and contact the artist directly

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SUMMER PLAY: AHS 2021 NATIONAL COMPETITION


This playlist is a sampling of some of the repertoire harpists performed during the 2021 American Harp Society 24th National Competition held in Los Angeles, California. The competition is held biennially with harpists from age 12 to 30 years competing within 5 divisions. 

The 2021 winner in the Young Professional Division title and also named AHS Concert Artist for 2021-2023 went to Elizabeth Yeoh-Wang. 

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Image: :"The Green Dress" by Elanor Colburn (1866–1939) director of the Laguna Beach Art Association from 1926 to 1929. 

A'Cluich Na ClĂ rsaich: 2017 Edinburgh International Harp Festival


This more than 60 min. playlist brings together some of the harpers and harpists highlighted during the 2017 Edinburgh International Harp Festival, an annual celebration and gathering of some of the harping world’s greatest and most innovative players. 

The annual event is organized by The Clarsach Society in Edinburgh. The festival year 2017 saw a number of young Celtic talent and featured a breath-taking range of music from the oldest traditions to the most experimental sounds. 

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'TIS A GIFT: A THANKSGIVING GIFT OF SONG



Harp graces it's bell-like tone to the music and songs of America and its immigrant people from parts of Britain and Ireland.
Voiced with dulcimer, hurdy-gurdy and guitar, this poetic mix is a Thanksgiving gift of song. Musicians include Kim Robertson, Shelly Phillips, Michelle Sell as well as the talented Gourd Music artists. Share the beauty of the harp and other instruments with friends and family this year. 

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Image: Girl in Red Dress with Cat and Dog by American Portrait artist Amni Phillips 1788-1865)


CONTE DE NOEL: HOLIDAY MUSIC WITH HARP IN MIND


This holiday playlist shares some of the beautiful Christmas music composed or arranged with harp in mind. Composers such as Tournier, Rutter, Britten and Jolivet took full advantage of the harp's clear presence in music written specific for this wintry season. 

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Image:"Simon and Canadian Geese #2" by American artist, Amanda Blake