Friday, April 30, 2010

Play harmonica, start your own music group!

This reminds me of how much Ken Kennedy's harmonica adds to our sound when we play together as Raspberry Tea.
A four-session harmonica workshop with Sharon Hunsberger, a member of The Harmonaires, is being offered at the Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Franconia Township. This workshop is scheduled for Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 4, 11, 18, and 25. No previous experience is needed.
A press release from the center points out that "harmonicas are a relatively easy musical instrument to play and are used in many types of music, including folk, country, blues and rock and roll."
The group will go through the musical scale, learn notes, and progress to playing simple tunes. Registration is required and cost is $30 ($25 members), which includes a basic, diatonic harmonica with brass reeds. E-mail, call (215) 256-3020 or visit


  1. A harmonica! Good, clean fun. Easy carry and load-in. And people generally seem happier by far to see someone bring in a harmonica rather than a banjo or bassoon.

  2. yes, a harmonica! Easy carry and load in. And people are much happier to see someone come in to the party or jam with a harmonica, rather than a banjo, bassoon or didgeridoo.

  3. Uh oh. Well, Ken also plays banjo (he's great on both harmonica and banjo). In fact, he's become known as "that guy with the banjo" that people see on the streets of East Greenville :)