Luc Vanlaere Harpist - mini Harp Museum

Luc Vanlaere Harpist - mini Harp Museum

Luc Vanlaere Harpist - mini Harp Museum
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Harp concerts by harpist composer Luc Vanlaere, duration approx. 40 minutes, mini harp museum at the same time. Free entry = donation accepted but not required. From April 1st to Octobre 31 : Wednesday to Saturday at 3pm, 5pm and 6.30pm - . June closed. From Novembre 1 till March 31 only on Saturdays. Families welcome, but children under 5 not recommended. Wheelchair accessible. Please check the website for additional closing days.
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Harvey S
6 contributions
May 2022
At the urging of our walking tour guide we attended one of Luc's fascinating 40-minute concerts. He plays his own music on standard symphonic and Celtic harps, and re-creations of ancient instruments that he builds himself. A stunning copy of one discovered in Iraq in 1929 has a haunting sound that buzzes like a sitar. He makes evocative use of the exotic scale to which it is tuned. We were impressed with his ability on so many instruments and the sincerity of all of his music and its communication. His free concerts have become a classy attraction in Bruges.
Written May 15, 2022
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Great comment! Thanks for sharing!
Written May 16, 2022
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Mary R
4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Wonderful afternoon experience in the harp museum listening to Luc play beautiful music on varied instruments. Highly recommend attending one of his mini-concerts (about a 30 minute performance). Very talented musician and composer.
Written September 11, 2022
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Thanks for sharing !
Written September 11, 2022
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Peter B
Hardegarijp8 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
During a guided tour in Bruges, we stumbled on a sign announcing a free concert of harpist Luc Vanlaere. Not really familiar with any harp music, my wife and I decided to visit his concert. And we were blown away by his music! He played all kinds of instruments, and blended them into wonderful compositions. A concert of 40 minutes is really too short. I recommend that you buy at least 1 CD of Luc, but preferably all the CD's!
Don't miss out on this golden opportunity to visit one of his free concerts while you're in Bruges!
Written October 14, 2022
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Thanks for sharing!
Written October 15, 2022
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Toni A
2 contributions
Aug 2022
Had the pleasure to experience this, and wow! Luc's talents are amazing and are well-matched by his passion for sharing music with everyone (which he shares through a very powerful speech at the end of his set). I've never personally seen any harp in person and his ability to not only play all different types but explain them so well was something to marvel at.

It fills up very early so would suggest coming early to grab a seat!
Written August 28, 2022
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Thank you Tonia (if that is your name..)!
Written August 28, 2022
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Olivier T
3 contributions
Jul 2022
The Mini Harp Museum and Luc Vanlaere's performance are an overall lovely experience. The music itself, which consists exclusively of Luc Vanlaere's own compositions, was warm and relaxing. His presentation of the instruments and their distinctive histories was perspicuous and engaging. It's definitely worth a visit when in Bruges!
Written August 3, 2022
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Thanks!
Written August 6, 2022
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Rebecca
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Dec 2022 • Couples
Wow. What a magical experience it was to spend 40 beautiful minutes in the company of Luc and his wonderful array of instruments from around the world. Luc’s delicate and exquisite harp performance had us both feeling soothed and relaxed. More than just a musical experience, Luc brought cultural insights and pockets of knowledge that sparked so much interest in us. This cosy little room in Bruges was suddenly transformed into a museum of global music. Though sitting comfortably in our seats, we were taken on a journey to Ancient Greece, China, Iraq, Japan, and beyond. Truly an unforgettable experience that made our entire trip. Now I realise that Luc performs this concert for free, because it is simply priceless.
Written December 24, 2022
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This last quote... i haven't seen it that way... thanks for sharing.
Written December 24, 2022
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Walking Wombles
Tuggerah, Australia152 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
If you have time to attend one of these free concerts, you will not be disappointed. It takes place at 3pm, 5pm and 6.30 pm at the Old St John’s Hospital, and is fairly well signposted once you are in the vicinity. The concert goes for about 40 minutes. The music was beautiful and uplifting; clearly Luc is a master of his craft. Not to be missed!
Written September 8, 2022
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Thank you!
Written September 8, 2022
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Lachance16
Rochester, NY627 contributions
Aug 2022
Amazing performance by an extraordinarily talented musician who is clearly passionate about music, about culture, art, music and access to it for everyone.
He makes many of his own instruments - which is more than just impressive when you see these instruments -

I suggest arriving 20 min before the performance for a seat.

Well worth the time invested.
Written August 25, 2022
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Thanks a lot!
Written August 25, 2022
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Kate A
London, UK4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Luc is incredibly talented and made everyone feel welcome. He began by checking on the languages in the room and then proceeded to explain everything in French, Dutch and English. It was wonderful to hear him play and also learn more about the instruments he had, a lot of which he has made himself. The music was beautiful to listen to and a perfect afternoon activity, especially when the weather wasn’t so great! Would recommend to anyone who has a spare 40 minutes in Brugge to go along and support him. It’s completely free but Luc is self employed so please take cash so you can purchase a CD or leave a donation.
Written August 29, 2020
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Bordeaux15 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
I am so pleased in my Bruge wanderings to have stumbled upon Luc Vanlaere’s free 40-minute harp concert, at Site Oud StJan, Mariastraat 38. Luc’s small harp museum is impressive, and his playing of various harps and other musical instruments magical. It was a most beautiful and intimate sharing of music and knowledge. There is absolutely no pressure to pay, donate or buy anything. Luc does have his CD’s for sale, and I so enjoyed his music that I bought one. If you have any appreciation for music at all, do attend one of Luc’s concerts. You will be very glad you did.
Written September 7, 2022
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Thank you!
Written September 8, 2022
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