THE ART OF SOLO PERFORMANCE, vol.2
Tim will give another rare solo performance at WELCOME BACK in Otsuka, Tokyo, October 19th 2017.
Check out the details here:
Tim will be performing with V-drummer Akira Yamazaki at LIVE THEATER ORPHEUS, Koiwa TOKYO, September 16th, 2017!
This will be a new chance to hear Tim's ECLIPSE works written over the course of 10 years. Doors open at 19:00, performance
at 19:30. Check out SONIC SOLUTION and new promo shot below:
TIM DONAHUE CONCERT / THE ART OF SOLO PERFORMANCE
Tim will be performing solo at Izumi No Mori Hall, Komae-Shi, TOKYO on August 30, 2017
A rare chance to hear never-performed works written over the course of 20 years.
Doors open at 18:30, performance at 19:00 Check out the promo flyer below:
NEW HARP GUITARIST
Check out Switzerland's Jan Laurenz on the updated players page!
JUNE 18, THE CAGE Live Again!
We will be performing THE CAGE ver. 2 again on June 18th at Live Theater Orpheus, the best live venue in Tokyo.
With the power of Dustin Cassidy on drums, the music has grown by leaps & bounds so quickly!
Join us as we perform the dark & romantic story of Daniel, who is condemned forever to The Cage,
but is eventually rescued by an Angel's unconditional love.
NEW HARP GUITARIST
Congratulations to Akanuma-kun of Tokyo for being the newest Tim Donahue Harp Guitar Player!
Check out the players page for photos.
NEW TD Harp Guitar Album
Tim is happy to announce harp guitarist Derek Dallenger's release of his new album "Asterism",
which features fretless & fretted TD Harp Guitars as well as various kinds of Stick.
This 9-track work is a classy showcase of Derek's excellent songwriting and instrumental abilities,
and can be downloaded on Bandcamp. Congratulations Derek!
APRIL THE CAGE Ver. 2 Live!
On April 28, Tim will perform the latest installment of rock opera THE CAGE at Live Theater Orpheus TOKYO
with a new lineup featuring groove master Dustin Cassidy on drums. Lots of new music will be performed,
as always with each THE CAGE performance.
The first THE CAGE performance DVD will be available this month, featuring live footage, story narration, gallery and more.
MARCH NEW HARP GUITARIST
Congratulations to Hisami Momen of Japan for being our newest TD Harp Guitarist!
Hisami is the proud owner of the world's only TD Harp Guitar with a custom buzz-bridge
and flat radius fingerboard. Having formal training as a cellist, Hisami felt immedieately
at home on this one-of-a-kind fretless HG. We look forward to hearing Hisami's music soon!
Check out the players page.
Tim appears on Kunitachi Music Academy's new HYMN TO FREEDOM Jazz CD, a collection of top-notch
jazz players from Tokyo performing in many different formats. A classy collection of smooth to modern jazz.
DECEMBER 28: THE CAGE / COMPLETE PERFORMANCE
Tim's Metal Opera THE CAGE is now complete and will be performed by Tim's fantastic band on December 28
at LIve Theater Orpheus in Koiwa, Tokyo! This performance will feature narration by NHK-TV personality Yuki Tachibana
and will be filmed for a new DVD.
THE CAGE PERFORMANCE September 16, 7:30PM
MADMEN & SINNERS will perform Tim Donahue's Rock Opera THE CAGE at LIve Theater Orpheus in Koiwa, Tokyo.
MADMEN & SINNERS LIVE! (JUNE 10th, 7:00PM)
Madmen & Sinners will be at WELCOME BACK Tokyo performing the newest music from Tim's opera THE CAGE
Tim Donahue New Management
Tim is happy to welcome new artist management under Tokyo-based Taeko Watanabe, contact here.
Tim Donahue March 2016 Interview
Check out Brian Storm's extensive Tim Donahue Podcast interview on the awesome DoubleStop program.
MADMEN & SINNERS Alive Again!
MADMEN & SINNERS and special guest Tomoe Kinoshita will perform new works from my new metal opera "The Cage"
on February 16 at WelcomeBack Tokyo
Stop The Presses!
Many thanks to the almighty Carl Begai for his classy writeup on BraveWords
Madmen & Sinners' first rehearsal of Metal Opera is online!
MADMEN & SINNERS are alive in Tokyo on Christmas Day!
Join us at Live Theater Orpheus as we premier works from our upcoming metal opera "The Cage".
MADMEN & SINNERS alive again!
November 20, 2015 at WELCOME BACK, Tokyo
October 23, 2015
Tim Donahue solo harp guitar night at AFTERBEAT in Mishima Japan
COME TO MADMEN & SINNERS LAUNCH CONCERT IN TOKYO
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
SPRING NEWS UPDATE
What a busy Spring it has been! Check out the news:
* HIGH-GLOSS MAHOGANY MODEL IN STOCK *
JUNE 2015: We currently have one beautiful high-gloss 2015 Mahogany TD Harp Guitar in stock.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a TD Harp Guitar outside of our normal production schedule.
General pricing pricing details can be found here. For inquiries please contact us.
JUNE 2015: DR. REST PROTOTYPE
TD Harp Guitars were originally designed to be played with a strap, while standing. But over the years there have been
questions about what to do from players who want to play sitting down, without a strap. In response, we are happy
to announce development of DR. REST, another member of our DR. HOOK accessory lineup. DR. REST an allows
the player to play comfortably without a strap, while sitting down. DR. REST balances the HG nicely on the player's leg,
and the experience is quite different from playing while standing because the left hand is now free to play complex passages.
DR. REST is a retrofit for any TDHG, and will come with a variety of finishes to match the player's HG.
See the photo above and watch for details on availability of DR. REST!
JUNE 2015: CONGRATULATIONS (AGAIN!)
We want to thank Christophe Godbille of France for purchasing his 2nd TD Harp Guitar!
Christophe records and performs regularly and is our first player to own 2 fretless TD Harp Guitars.
Look for pictures of Christophe's one-of-a-kind fretless HG soon!
MAY 2015: TIM DONAHUE AT KOIWA PROGROCK FEST
Had a great time at the LIVETHEATER ORPHEUS Koiwa Progrock Festival together with the Itani Band.
The venue and audience were great, so look for upcoming Tim Donahue performances at LIVETHEATER ORPHEUS!
Check out the poster at the top of this page.
APRIL 2015: TD HARP GUITARS 4TH PRODUCTION RUN AND WELCOME TO OUR NEW PLAYERS!
Our 4th TD Harp Guitars production run was completed on schedule and our new instruments have been delivered to new players
in Japan and the USA. Thank you to everyone for your patience and we look forward to posting your artist details and hearing lots
of new HG music.
JANUARY 7, 2015: NEW FRETLESS GUITAR BOOK RELEASED
I recently had the great honor of writing the forward to "FRETLESS GUITAR The Definitive Guide",
a new book by UK fretless guitarist, producer and leading authority of the instrument, Jeff Berg.
There are guitar books, and there are guitar books...but this ground-breaking book is the bible of fretless guitar.
Finally, there is a world-class book that eloquently documents the instrument I've had a love affair with for over 30 years.
Thanks to Jeff Berg's tireless research, players now have a resource for information on all aspects related to this still
somewhat rare (but not as rare as you may think) modern guitar. Besides chronicling numerous fretless guitar artists
and albums, there is a thorough history & timeline as well as detailed info on fretless guitar set up, tips & playing techniques
and festivals. Readers will enjoy the visual aspect of the book too, with it's many high-quality photos and classy print.
I'm proud to congratulate Jeff Berg on this monumental achievement.
See the above cover photo and click here for details on where to purchase "FRETLESS GUITAR The Definitive Guide"
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM TIM DONAHUE HARP GUITARS!
JANUARY 1, 2015: 2015 HARP GUITAR PRODUCTION BEGINS
Thank you to everyone who has ordered a 2015 Tim Donahue Harp Guitar from our 4th production run,
which commences this month! See our 2015 Harp Guitar products page and pricing page for details.
10/26/2014 ELECTRIC HARP GUITAR / GREGORIAN CHANT CONCERT
On December 1st, I will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform solo harp guitar at a mini-cathedral in Japan.
The Mishima Plaza Hotel Solumier has a ceiling that reaches to the heavens, so the acoustics are truly amazing.
I'm now composing specifically for this concert and will be performing Gregorian chant with electric harp guitar.
Details can be found here. Come for a rare and magical night indeed!
10/25/2014 ELECTRIC HARP GUITAR NIGHT IN TOKYO- THANK YOU!
Thank you to everyone who turned out to my solo gig at WELCOMEBACK Tokyo! It was a magical night,
and the 2 and 1/2-hour performance went by so quickly. Thank you to everyone who received the new music so warmly!
9/22/2014 ELECTRIC HARP GUITAR NIGHT IN TOKYO
Our first Electric Harp Guitar Night will be held at WELCOME BACK on 10/16 at 7:30PM.
Tim will premier his newest HG works and feature rare pieces from 2005 - present that have never been performed in public.
Come and join us for an intense evening of electric harp guitar madness!
8/19/2014 NEW TD HARP GUITARIST
Congratulations to Sebastien Robert for being the newest player to join our roster of TD Harp Guitarists!
Sebastien is our 2nd player from France, and is the owner of our last Mahogany Fretted Model in stock.
Look for photos on the players page soon.
7/11/2014 NEW HG GALLERY PAGE UP
Check out the new Tim Donahue Signature Harp Guitars gallery page
7/10/2014 ECLIPSE LIVE IN TOKYO
ECLIPSE will be at WELCOME BACK/TOKYO on July 31, premiering new music for 3 varieties of electric
harp guitar. Join us as we welcome guest saxophonist Junichiro Watanabe onstage. Info in Japanese.
7/7/2014 PLAYERS PAGE UPDATED
Have a look at the updated players page as we welcome more new Tim Donahue Signature harp guitarists!
3/30/2014 ECLIPSE LIVE IN TOKYO
We look forward to seeing all our fans on April 11 when ECLIPSE performs at WELCOME BACK Tokyo.
Join us as we premier exciting new music with ECLIPSE's first guest performer, saxophone monster
Junichiro Watanabe joining us onstage. Click here for more info in Japanese.
2/2/2014 WHAT AN HONOR!
At a recent performance, ECLIPSE had quite a surprize when our good friend Kazuko-san came to the show
wearing a beautiful silk kimono that she embroidered herself with a Tim Donahue Signature Harp Guitar
and Roland V-Drums! Incredible detail and delicate technique has gone into creating this masterpiece.
We have never been so moved... Thank you Kazuko-san!
2/2/2014 ECLIPSE AT GORILLA HOUSE, FEBRUARY 27th
Happy to announce another ECLIPSE performance on February 27 at Gorilla House, a classy hall
in Mishima Japan, just outside of Tokyo. Looking forward to seeing our Japanese fans as we premier
yet more new music for the upcoming new album. Click here for an announcement in Japanese.
2/2/2014 2014 HARP GUITAR PRODUCTION UPDATE
Our manufacturer has informed us that construction of our first 2014 reservation-order models is proceeding
and completion is expected the beginning of next month. Thank you to all our new players for your cherished
10/18/2013 ECLIPSE REUNION LIVE PERFORMANCE ON 11/14
After a 2-year break between performances, Tim Donahue & Akira Yamazaki will be back in full force
with a performance on November 14th at Welcome Back, Tokyo. We look forward to seeing our fans
as we premier lots of new music for a new upcoming album. Click here for an announcement in Japanese.
******** 10/15/2013 THANK YOU TO OUR NEWEST HARP GUITAR MEMBERS ********
Thank you to everyone who reserved a 2014 Tim Donahue Harp Guitar, scheduled to be completed
in February of next year. We look forward to announcing the many new players who have joined our
harp guitar family, so check back often to see the new 2014 TD harp guitars and artists!
7/18/2013 NEW 8-STRING MODEL SNEAK PEAK
Take a look at the new 2013 TD Harp Guitar 8-string model currently under construction!
This particular harp guitar features a slightly larger body and thicker ebony headstock
than those found on our 6-string models. This instrument is open for reservations,
just drop us an email for details.
7/8/2013 HARP GUITAR ORDER RESERVATION DEADLINE EXTENDED!
We are happy to announce that 2013 harp guitar production has been extended,
and we are able to accept custom-order reservations until October 15!
This will give more players the chance to order their harp guitars with a variety of
finishes and options, at the low price outlined on our pricing page.
7/7/2013 DR. FRET VERSION 3 UNVEILED
Thank you to all our players for your enthusiasm with DR. FRET versions 1 & 2.
We are happy to announce DR. FRET ver. 3, a new option soon to be available on TD Harp Guitars.
While versions 1 & 2 are mounted on the harp guitar head, DR. FRET ver. 3 is a series of frets mounted
on the harp guitar body, and fingered with the left hand. Innovations such as DR. DRET 1, 2 & 3 turn the
harp section of our guitar into an independent and versatile instrument unto itself, opening up all kinds
of musical possibilites.
DR. FRET ver. 3 is patent pending and may be offered on 2014 production harp guitars.
7/6/2013 TD HARP GUITAR LECTURE IN TOKYO
Tim Donahue will host a harp guitar lecture and performance on Sunday, July 21 @ 4:00PM
at Kunitachi Music Academy, Tokyo. The lecture is open to the public and will include
discussion on the history and development of TD harp guitars and Tim's music.
6/14/2013 ONLY TWO RESERVATIONS LEFT FOR 2013 HARP GUITAR MODELS
Thank you to everyone who has reserved a 2013 TD Harp Guitar, from this summer's production run.
We can only accept 2 more reservations at the pre-July 15 discount price, so don't hesitate to contact us
if you'd like a 2013 model!
6/13/2013 NEW FRETLESS HARP GUITAR ALBUM
Be sure to check out the new album "Les Mouvements" by TD Harp Guitarist Christophe GODBILLE of France.
This new CD features Christophe's tasteful playing on his Green Oil fretless TD Harp Guitar as well as other
beautiful compositions for fretless 6-string guitars and drums. Sit back and enjoy the cool and dreamy tracks of
"Les Mouvements". Congratulations Christophe!
5/9/2013 GREAT NEW BOOK FOR GUITARISTS
My longtime friend and wonderful guitarist Lauren Passarelli recently published
a new book that all guitarists can benefit from. Check it out here!
5/3/2013 NEW PRODUCTS PAGE UP
Check out the new options available on our 2013 Harp Guitars here.
5/1/2013 TD HARP GUITAR 2013 PRODUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT
RESERVATION SYSTEM & PRICE REDUCTION ANNOUNCMENT
NEW FAQ PAGE ONLINE
1.) We are happy to announce 2013 TD Harp Guitar models will start production this July!
This year, we offer improved versions of DR. HOOK and DR. FRET as options,
a choice of 650mm long scale and new high-gloss Black & Natural Mahogany finishes.
Look for details on the new products webpage.
2.) Thank you to everyone waiting to purchase a TD Harp Guitar.
We announce a new reservation system that will allow each harp guitar to be tailored
to our customer's needs. And, we offer a huge price reduction for all TD Harp Guitars
reserved before July 15th, 2013. See details of our reservation system and new prices here.
3.) Check out the FAQ page, with Tim Donahue's harp guitar tuning chart and new info on electronic tuners.
4/8/2013 NEW TD HARP GUITAR PLAYER PICS UP
Check out TD Harp Guitarist Derek Dallenger and his Green Oil Fretless Model on our player's page.
4/7/2013 DR. FRET PROGRESS
Development is continuing with DR. FRET, an optional accessory that raises the pitch of each harp string a
half-step, making it possible to play chord changes on the harp section alone.
3/17/2013 NEW TD HARP GUITAR ARTIST
We are happy to add longtime Stick player Derek Dallenger to our growing roster of TD Harp Guitarists!
Derek is the proud owner of our last fretless model in stock, the Green Oil HG pictured here. We very much
look forward to hearing Derek's approach to playing his new HG. Derek's rich musical world is documented
in his extensive website. Check it out and congratulations Derek!
3/15/2013 TIM DONAHUE WITH ITANI LIVE IN TOKYO
I'm looking forward to another night of guitar madness with my good friend Nozomi Itani and his band ITANI,
this Friday 3/22 at Welcome Back in Otsuka Tokyo. For those who love rock guitar, come see the battle
of the Flying V's (one fretless, the other fretted nonetheless). As usual, I'll start the evening off with solo
harp guitar and premier a new version of "Riff Raff" on HG!
2/20/2013 NEW TIM DONAHUE HARP GUITAR PLAYER PHOTOS
Tim is happy to add longtime fretless guitarist and builder Eric T. Fleisher to our players page.
Congratulations on your new Purple Oil fretless TD Harp Guitar Eric, and we look forward to hearing
more great music from you on your TD Harp Guitar in the near future!
2/19/2013 TIM DONAHUE HARP GUITAR LESSONS ANNOUNCEMENT
Tim has completed lessons 1 & 2 of a long-awaited series of Tim Donahue Harp Guitar DVD lessons!
These DVD's are available exclusively to Tim Donahue Signature Harp Guitarists, and this DVD set will be
included free of charge with every TD Harp Guitar purchase. Many topics are covered in this 3-hour series:
Lesson 1: Tim's Harp Guitar Setup
Tim's Audio / Effects Processing Setup
F# Lowbass Tuning
Marking Harmonics On Harp Strings
Lesson 2A: Performance Video Of "Ostinato" Study Piece
Lesson 2B: "Ostinato" Playing Techniques Breakdown : Building Left / Right Hand Independence
Harp / Fingerboard Rhythmic Syncopation
Harmonized Melody On Harp
Harmonized Melody On Fingerboard
Harp Tapping / Percussive Grooves
3-Part Playing Technique / Exercizes
Behind Bridge Playing
2/18/2013 KMA TOKYO GUITAR SHOW
Tim is excited to once again host the 3rd KMA Guitar Show on Sunday, 2/24/2013. The show will feature
all handmade guitars by students as well as many vintage fretless and harp guitars made by Tim Donahue.
If you are in Tokyo, stop by and see why our slogan is "We Love Handmade Guitars!" An announcment in
Japanese can be found here.
1/19/2013 TD TOKYO DATE
Tim will guest with Nozomi Itani's band at Welcome Back in Tokyo, on Friday 1/25 in support of Nozomi's new
CD release STATION TO STATION. Tim will be solo on TD Harp Guitars for the first half of the night, and fretless
rock guitar for the 2nd half. Looking forward to seeing my friends and fans on this night of guitar madness!
1/21/2013 TD HARP GUITARS WELCOMES NEW PLAYER
TD Harp Guitars would like to congratulate and welcome Eric T. Fleisher to our growing TD Harp Guitar family!
Eric is a very accomplished jazz/fusion guitarist and Berklee College of Music graduate, and also expert luthier
who has designed and built his own fretless guitars. To further his musical quest, Eric has chosen our Purple Oil
Fretless Model seen below. Check out Eric with his band TOUCH.
1/1/2013 HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM TD HARP GUITARS / NEW VIDEOS
A Happy New Year to all and here's looking to another great year for TD Harp Guitars!
The video page has been updated with some new live videos filmed at KMA Guitar Show in Tokyo.
The electric harp guitar sounds massive as ever, so I hope everyone enjoys the new footage!
12/25/2012 HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM TD HARP GUITARS
Best Holiday wishes to everyone logging onto our site and thank you for making 2012
a great year.Look for new videos and Tim Donahue Harp Guitar options in 2013!
12/23/2012 TD HARP GUITARS WELCOMES NEW PLAYER
Congratulations to Nancy Conescu for her recent purchase of a beautiful Wine Red Oil finish TD Harp Guitar!
Nancy is a well-established performer and recording artist and we are proud to welcome her to our growing
family of electric harp guitarists. We look forward to hearing Nancy's music on her new TD Harp Guitar.
Check out Nancy's website and enjoy a a perfect world of music artistry.
12/22/2012 LOTSA USA NEWS
Lots of TD Harp Guitar activity since October! First off, my heartfelt thanks Gregg Miner, Stephen Bennett,
Joe Morgan, Frank Doucette and everyone behind the scenes who helped make the 10th Annual
Harp Guitar Gathering such a blast. It was a pleasure to not only perform on Day 1 and Day 2, but also
conduct a player's seminar and be part of the luthier's panel. Check out the pics below and Gregg Miner's
fantastic account of this world-class event.
Many thanks to Lewiston-Porter High School for hosting a TD harp guitar performance and career seminar
last November. It was great to stop by my old high school and discuss my recording career and also pass on
some knowledge about the music industry to the students. It was impressive to see Lewiston Porter's
unparalleled support of the arts. Check out this cool up-and-coming Lew-Port band as well as a pic
from the day's event:
12/17/2012 2ND ANNUAL KMA GUITAR SHOW A SMASHING SUCCESS
What a proud moment it was to host the 2nd annual Kunitachi Music Academy Guitar Show on December 16!
Some 40+ handmade guitars by students and Tim Donahue were on display as well as harp guitar performances
by TD and his student Yoichi Kayama. Check out some pics and look for a video online soon:
10/22/2012 HOPS & VINES NIGHT
For all my friends and fans in the Western New York area, I'll be with good friend and musician extraordinaire
Mike Killian at Hops & Vines in Lewiston NY, on Tuesday 10/30. With Mike's wonderful guitar & vocals and
electric harp guitar madness from yours truly, it will surely be a unique musical evening. Looking forward to
seeing many old friends there! I'll be playing my new Signature Harp Guitar for those interested in seeing
and hearing this amazing instrument played in an intimate setting.
I'll also be at Serene Gardens on Grand Island, NY, on Sunday 10/28 @ 6:30pm, to help raise funds for
victims of Japan's Great Tohoku Earthquake. Come out for a good cause, and hear some music never
heard outside of Japan, composed specially for this tragedy.
10/21/2012 BUFFALO STATE UNIVERSITY LECTURE & MASTERCLASS
I'll be conducting a film scoring lecture and harp guitar performance seminar at Buffalo State University's
Rockwell Hall in upstate New York, on Saturday, 10/27 at 10:00AM. It will be an honor again to work with
Buffalo State University's world-class Music Department, so I very much look forward to this event!
8/6/2012 MADMEN & SINNERS ON JAZZ CHARTS?
How many people know that soon after it was released in 2004, the epic MADMEN & SINNERS
album was #1 on Amazon's jazz sales chart? Here is another incredible chart just found, with MADMEN
coming in at #3! Hope jazz fans listened to the album before buying it...
8/6/2012 TIM DONAHUE PERFORMANCES IN THE USA
Happy to announce I will be performing at the 10th Annual Harp Guitar Gathering (HGG10) this
November 2, 3, 4 at the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie Texas. This event will feature some of the world's
most renown guitarists, with 3 days of concerts, seminars and lectures. In addition to the main concert,
I will be giving a player's seminar on my harp guitar playing techniques and will also give a separate lecture
on the development of my current production model harp guitars. This will surely be a memorable event for guitarists
and music lovers around the world, and I look forward to premiering lots of new solo music on the electric harp guitar.
Other Tim Donahue USA performances will soon be posted as they are confirmed.
7/5/2012 GREAT TOHOKU EARTHQUAKE BENEFIT CONCERT
Many thanks to a fantastic audience who turned out for the Great Tohoku Earthquake Benefit Concert on July 2,
making it a smashing success! Special thanks goes to the GIA staff, sound technicians and hotel support staff.
6/1/2012 "HEAVEN" VIDEO RELEASED
HEAVEN was one of the first tracks ECLIPSE ever recorded, and now the video is finally released!
5/28/2012 NEW VIDEO & GALLERY PAGES UP
Check out the new video page for a compilation of Tim's new and older works,
as well as the gallery page featuring new ECLIPSE video captures.
5/20/2012 NEW STOCKLIST & PRICING / OPTIONS PAGES UP
The current stock of Tim Donahue Signature Harp Guitars can now be viewed on the stocklist page.
Pricing and harp guitar options have also been revised for 2012, and can be found here.
5/19/2012 NEW HARP GUITAR ARTIST
We would like to welcome Per Boysen of Sweden to the TD Signature Harp Guitar family! Per is a busy performer
and quite active in the jazz/looping scene. He is our first player with the new Purple Oil Finish fretless Model.
Check him out in the players page. Congratulations Per!
5/1/2012 NEW PROMOTION VIDEO POSTED
A new ECLIPSE promo video is online, featuring Tim Donahue & drummer Akira Yamazaki performing
SONIC SOLUTION. Best viewed on full screen with the volume cranked!
3/13/2012 NEW HARP GUITAR VIDEOS POSTED
Here are the first in a series of solo harp guitar vids for 2012: ST. ELMO'S FIRE and CAKEWALK.
3/3/2012 KMA GUITAR SHOW IN TOKYO
I'm happy to announce the first Kunitachi Music Academy Guitar Craft & Repair Show in Tokyo,
on March 24th - 25th. Between 40 - 50 beautiful handmade guitars, basses, and even a few
Tim Donahue prototype harp guitars will be on display. Tim will perform solo harp guitar and
will be on fretless guitar with his trio for the finale of the show. Looking forward to this event,
and hope to see lots of guitar lovers there! Details here.
3/2/2012 TD SIGNATURE HARP GUITAR BLOG
My humble thanks to harp guitar guru and my mentor Gregg Miner for his kind efforts in setting up
a classy Tim Donahue Signature Harp Guitar Blog! Now players can communicate and share news
on TD Harp Signature Guitars, moderated by the world's foremost harp guitar authority and virtuoso,
Gregg Miner. The blog can be found here.
2/15/2012 LAST 6/6 MODEL IN STOCK
Due to the prolonged extraordinarily high yen exchange rate, we will soon be announcing a price increase
on 2012 Tim Donahue Signature Harp Guitars. But we have one last 6/6 model in stock, available at the
lower price listed on the stocklist page. It's a beautiful Mahogany Natural Oil fretted model, ready to ship.
2/14/2012 NEW TD HARP GUITAR PLAYER
We are happy to welcome GODBILLE Christophe from France as the newest member
of the TD Harp Guitar family! Christophe is a longtime fretless guitarist who composes
and produces his unique style of heavy rock and melodic solo pieces for fretless guitar.
Check him out in our players page. Congratulations Christophe!
2/12/2012 NEW FRET LINES OPTION
We are happy to announce fret lines are now available as an option
on our 2012 fretless harp guitar models! These increase playability
while keeping the jet-black beauty of the ebony fingerboard:
1/31/2012 TIM DONAHUE HARP GUITARS NEW COLOR OPTION
In addition to Natural Mahogany, Wine Red and Green Oil, I am happy to announce
Tim Donahue Signature Harp Guitars will be offered with a Purple Oil finish option!
These new versions will come with chrome hardware. Here is a quick sample:
(Special thanks to Sweden's Per Boysen for his input on this)
1/30/2012 VINTAGE FRETLESS HARP GUITAR FOOTAGE
Check out these fretless harp guitar studio performances of "Last Friday Night" and "Tell Me A Story",
filmed during recording sessions for Tim's 1994 album STILL DREAMING.
1/10/2012 MADMEN RADIO AIRPLAY LIST
For TD fans in Europe, here is a listing of radio airplay the MADMEN album continues to receive.
1/1/2012 HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
2012 is going to be the busiest year yet! Look for new solo harp guitar videos, an ECLIPSE promo video
and further developments in Tim Donahue Harp Guitars.
12/22/2011 CHECK THIS OUT
My longtime friend Lauren Passerelli has a new album out, called "Blast Of Love" (gotta love that name!).
Be sure to check out this vid of Lauren's virtuosic guitar playing. Congratulations Lauren!
12/17/2011 HARP GUITAR MUSIC ARTISTS
Check out Tim and virtuoso harp guitar artists on the classy Harp Guitar Music Label.
12/14/2011 TIM DONAHUE SEMINAR, TOKYO
Tim will be giving a fretless rock guitar(?) and guitar craft seminar at Kunitachi Music Academy
on Christmas Day in Tokyo. Details here.
12/5/2011 FUTURE BERKLEE HARP GUITARIST
Good luck to Takumi Uchida, who is currently in Boston with his Tim Donahue Signature Harp Guitar,
auditioning for a scholarship to Berklee College Of Music.
11/30/2011 TIM DONAHUE WEBSITE ONLINE
Nice to have the site back again with a new account!
Thank you to everyone who wrote to ask when the new webpages would come online.
11/20/2011 HARP GUITAR CHRISTMAS ALBUM!
I'm thrilled to announce this new Christmas album produced by harp guitar guru Gregg Miner.
"The Christmas Song" has always been one of my favorite tunes. Arranging it for the new Tim Donahue
Signature Harp Guitar and having the chance to release it on Miner Music's classy label is a dream come true.
Do check out "The Christmas Song" like you've never heard it before.
11/15/2011 CUSTOM TIM DONAHUE SIGNATURE HARP GUITAR IN PRODUCTION
A new fretless version of the TD Signature Harp Guitar is being manufactured in Nagano, Japan,
with completion date set for this year-end. This model will go to a veteran fretless guitarist in France,
and will include DR. HOOK as well a nice, added touch to the fretless fingerboard. Look for pictures in
11/1/2011 LACEY ACT / TIM DONAHUE SIGNATURE HARP GUITAR PAPERWORK
For those who have not heard the disturbing news about the Feds recent raid on Gibson's factories,
this article is well worth reading. Fortunately, Tim Donahue Signature Harp Guitars come with
documentation of certification of the agents who have supplied woods used on the TD harp guitars.
These sources are legitimate dealers, registered within the European Community. This documentation
is included in all Tim Donahue Signature Harp Guitars shipped after November 2011, and will be sent
to owners whose instruments we shipped prior to this time.
9/20/2011 TIM DONAHUE SIGNATURE HARP GUITAR PLAYERS PAGE IS UP!
Check out the growing list of Tim Donahue Signature Harp Guitar players on this new page.
9/15/2011 NEW HARP GUITARIST
Tim would like to welcome Takumi Uchida of Tokyo to the Tim Donahue Signature Harp Guitar family!
Takumi's musical taste is wide and his talent is blossoming further with the addition of a beautiful
Wine Red TD Signature Harp Guitar. Check him out in the new player's page.
9/18/2011 TIM DONAHUE GUITAR CONSTRUCTION COURSE
Tim is proud to introduce his guitar design & construction class at Kunitachi Music Academy (KMA) in Tokyo.
Players who want to learn Tim's guitar design and building techniques can now study directly with Tim in
KMA's state-of-the-art workshop. Look for continued development of the Tim Donahue Signature Harp Guitar
to come from this exciting new course in Japan. Info here.
THE 1st TIM DONAHUE HARP GUITAR CAMP IN JAPAN WAS A SMASHING SUCCESS
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME, SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
CHECK OUT THIS YEAR'S PHOTOS HERE
第一回のティム・ドナヒューハープギターキャンプ in 箱根、大成功でした！
EMI-Japan recording artist/performer/composer/producer/guitar innovation
TIM DONAHUE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Be sure to check out Tim on the cover of these USA & Taiwan magazines, look for news on Tim's rock opera THE CAGE and see what's happening at
Tim Donahue Harp Guitar Facebook Group
Tim Donahue Harp Guitar seminar/performance at KMA in Tokyo Japan, July 23 2019, details here:
Tim will be performing music from his new 2018 album with V-Drummer Akira Yamazaki, December 24th at Tokyo's best live music venue, Live Theater Orpheus!
Doors open at 19:00, performance at 19:30. Details here and at the Live Theater Orpheus webpage.
Tim will be in concert in Japan with Akira Yamazaki at the awesome Izu Nirayama Jidai Theater on March 17, 2018
Doors open at 18:30, performance at 19:00. Admission is free. Details in Japanese here.
Tim will be performing music from his new 2018 album with V-Drummer Akira Yamazaki, March 23th at Tokyo's Live Theater Orpheus.
Doors open at 19:00, performance at 19:30. Details at the Live Theater Orpheus webpage.
Tim Donahue will be with V-Drummer Akira Yamazaki at The Gorilla House in Mishima Japan, April 28th at 7PM:
May 25th 2018, ECLIPSE will continue a string of performances with a concert at LIVE THEATER ORPHEUS, Koiwa Tokyo
Doors open at 19:00, concert starts at 19:30. Join us as we premier lots of new music in preparation for our USA performances!
JUNE 2018 I'll be playing solo at some great venues this summer in Western New York, USA:
* PAUSA Art House, Buffalo NY
Friday, August 31 6PM doors open, 8PM performance
Known for its classy intimate setting, I have always wanted to play at PAUSA.
A great place to see and hear the electric harp guitar up close: http://pausaarthouse.com/index.html
* SPORTSMAN'S Tavern, Buffalo, NY
Monday, September 3 7PM performance
I've often heard about Sportsman's Tavern, and look forward to rockin' out there, solo!
2019 NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
HARP GUITAR CAMP news
TIM DONAHUE PERFORMANCES
Tim Donahue masterclass and concert at the
Toronto Guitar School, October 27th, 3:30 -7:30PM
TD solo performance at Westminster Presbyterian Church,
October 25th at 7:30 pm.
TD HARP GUITARS IN STOCK
We have two beautiful 2018 TD harp guitars left in stock,
ready to ship. Check them out here
NEW VIDEO RELEASED
Check out Tim's new video of "1965"
NEW TD/HG HARP GUITARIST
Congratulations to Mari Melazzini for being our newest TD/HG
member! Mari is the proud owner of the beautiful gloss black HG
pictured here. Look soon for Mari's photos on the players page
NEW 2018 TD HARP GUITARS IN STOCK:
WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE 3 NEW 2018 HARP GUITARS ARE AVAILABLE, CHECK THEM OUT HERE!
NEW TD/HG HARP GUITARISTS:
CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN J. JUNGERMANN, TOMOYUKI FURUSAWA AND KIYOSHI MURATA FOR BECOMING THE
NEWEST TD/HG ARTISTS. CHECK THEM OUT HERE.
SEPTEMBER 29-30, 2018
JOIN TD HARP GUITARISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AS WE GATHER ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE ASHI, OVERLOOKING MT. FUJI FOR PERFORMANCES, LECTURES, JAM SESSIONS & DISCUSSIONS ON EVERYTHING TD/HG!
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS IN ENGLISH and JAPANESE
8: NEW TD/HG ALBUM
NEW TD/HG CDs:
Congratulations to Derek Dallenger for 2 new albums recorded on his collection of TD Harp Guitars and Chapman Sticks.
Very cool and laid-back, check them out:
THE ART OF TIM DONAHUE'S HARP GUITAR
Tim will be giving a solo harp guitar performance at Kunitachi Music Academy in Tokyo, November 16th, 2018 at 6PM Open to the public
2018年11月16日（金）at 国立音楽院 チェンバーホール4F、 １８：００スタート
DIVINE INTERVENTION (NEW DATE)
Tim will be performing solo at the incredible Westminster Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, NY
on March 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm, premiering pieces written especially for this event.
Details from ARTVOICE.
TIM DONAHUE USA CONCERT & MASTERCLASS (NEW DATE)
Tim will give a solo performance at Buffalo State University's Ciminelli Hall in Buffalo, NY,
March 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm, with a lecture at Rockwell Hall on March 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Ciminelli Hall's state-of-the-art surround sound system will make an awesome night of
Tim's music in 3-D audio. A concert not to be missed for all harp guitar fans. Ticket info here.
Thank you for the supportive comments...
"The premier string player on the planet" WILL ACKERMANN / Windam Hill Records
"Donahue's virtuosity sets him apart as
one of the new guitar innovators" JAZZIZ MAGAZINE / USA
"The virtuoso returns" YOUNG GUITAR MAGAZINE / Japan
"A man with magical hands" GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE / Japan
"Tim should be a household name" FERNANDES GUITARS / Japan
"The modern-day Les Paul" PLAYER MAGAZINE / Japan
"A virtuoso" BILLBOARD MAGAZINE
"Mesmerizing" ADAM WARD SELIGMAN / Critic
"Tim is pioneering a technique that
has endless possibilities...Incredible" MIKE VARNEY / Shrapnel Records USA
Finally, the epic "1965" can be heard and viewed here!
We are planning the 2nd Tim Donahue Harp Guitar Camp for November 2019!
Look soon for schedule and reservation information here.
BUFFALO, USA PEFORMANCE
Tim Donahue returns to Buffalo's famed Westminster Presbyterian Church on October 25th 2019 at 7:30PM,
premiering his newest pieces on solo electric harp guitar. This reverent landmark is the perfect venue for Tim's
impressionistic music. Buffalo's ARTVOICE announcement for last March's performance can be seen here.
SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWS
TORONTO, CA. PERFORMANCE
The awesome Toronto Guitar School will host a Tim Donahue masterclass seminar and performance
on October 27, 2019. Tim's first event in Toronto, where he will discuss his unique playing techniques
and how the development of the Tim Donahue Harp Guitar impacted his music career. Tim will also
discuss jazz/rock composition and seeing music in color (synesthesia).
Seminar at 2:30PM, Performance at 7:30PM Info: Mint Music and Toronto Guitar School
2019 HARP GUITAR CAMP ANNOUNCEMENT 第二回のティム・ドナヒューハープギターキャンプ in 箱根！
Come join us for a another fantastic weekend of electric harp guitar seminars, performances and comradery
at the 2nd Tim Donahue Harp Guitar Camp in beautiful Hakone JAPAN, November 23-24, 2019.
Details in English and 日本語。