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The 22nd North American Jew's Harp Festival Visits Cottage Grove

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The North American Jaw Harpists host the 22nd North American Jew’s Harp Festival, at the Cottage Grove Armory on Friday and Saturday, August 11th and 12th, presented by the nonprofit organization Music Money. The festival will feature jaw harp players from around the country, workshops, a band scramble and more, and is free to attend. One of the featured performers, Nico Cornelius, visited the KLCC studios with harps from Nepal, Hungary, Estonia, Siberia and the U.S. He performed and spoke with KLCC's Eric Alan about the unique instrument, its long history and its revival.