Tasmanian Harp Ensemble
The Tasmanian Harp Ensemble (THE) was formed in 2014 from members of the Harp Society of Tasmania in response to an invitation from Jakez Francois of Camac Harps to play at a harp festival in France. In preparation for the overseas trip, THE played at various events including balls, dances and concerts.
In May 2016 THE performed at the Harpes Au Max Festival in Ancenis, France along with other community harp groups and professional harpists from around the world. Camac generously supplied the harps, drivers and vehicles to transport the harps and ensemble members. While in Ancenis the THE played at shopping centres, a centre for disabled children, a retirement home, and an outdoor market. Together with several of the other community harp groups taking part in the festival, THE was given a guided tour through the Camac factory. The trip culminated with a performance in the Quartier Libre Theatre.