Sylvia Woods Harp Center 
September 2018 Newsletter
PersonalA personal note from Sylvia
 
September has been a month of record-breaking storms.  First, Hurricane Lane dumped over 50" of rain on parts of Maui and the Big Island in four days. Then Hurricane Florence devastated the Carolinas and other eastern states.  And about the same time, Super Typhoon Mangkhut wreaked havoc in the Philippines, Hong Kong, and parts of China. Unfortunately, since hurricane season isn't over yet, more bad storms could be on the way. My heart goes out to all of you dealing with weather-related problems.

This month's sale features my books with songs about wind and rain. (See the sale section below.)  I'm hoping that playing happy music about the weather will help you weather whatever weather you may be experiencing.

That reminds me of a nursery rhyme that our mother used to sing:
Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold,
Or whether the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not!

So, if the weather in your area has not been ideal recently, (or has been downright nasty!), hopefully you can use harp music to make you feel better!
 
Nobel prize winner Albert Schweitzer once said: "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
 
Having never owned a cat, I can't speak for that part of the quote.  But I know positively that music can help anything!
 
And Elton John agrees.  "Music has healing power.  It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours."  
 
Stay safe and dry,
Sylvia 
PDFs Extravaganza RobinMore new music PDFs
Here are the newsest PDFs on my site.  Be sure to check them out!   
 
Traditional Christmas Harp by Deborah Dahl Shanks - for lever or pedal harp
International Christmas Harp by Deborah Dahl Shanks - for lever or pedal harp
 
Ray Pool

Plu s two more publications by Ray Pool
Ballads by Burns - for lever or pedal harp  
A Virginia Sampler (Shenandoah and Old Virginia) - Ensemble music for three harps (lever or pedal)  

These products are NOT part of this month's sale. 
MonthSaleThis month's "silver lining" sale
As I mentioned in my introduction above, this month's 15% off sale features songs about wind and rain.  And, because every cloud has a silver lining, and at the end of the storm is a rainbow, the special code word is rainbow.     
 
To get the 15% discount on the products below, enter the code word rainbow in the Promo Code box on your shopping cart page and click "Enter Code" by October 8, 2018. For more information, see the 15% Off section at the bottom of this newsletter.       
22 Romantic Songs
arranged by Sylvia Woods
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head.
Wind Beneath My Wings.
Gone With the Wind theme.
15% off with
rainbow code
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arranged by Sylvia Woods
Little April Shower.
Little Black Rain Cloud.
15% off with
rainbow code
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arranged by Sylvia Woods
Blowin' in the Wind.
Rain on the Roof.
Windy.
15% off with
rainbow code
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Lennon & McCartney
arranged by Sylvia Woods
Rain .
15% off with
rainbow code
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Favorites 50s L Book
arranged by Sylvia Woods
Singin' in the Rain .
15% off with
rainbow code
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arranged by Sylvia Woods
Wind that Shakes the Barley.
15% off with
rainbow code
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At the end of the storm is a  
beautiful 
R A I N B O W 

arranged by Sylvia Woods
Over the Rainbow .
15% off with
rainbow code
Over the Rainbow
arranged by Sylvia Woods
 
15% off with
rainbow code
KauaiBirds of Kauai, Vol. 2
This is the second article in my series about the birds on Kauai.
 
For many people in the U.S., September means one thing . . . the start of football season!  And for some, Friday nights are saved for high school football games.   However, this hasn't been the case here on Kauai for the past 7 seasons.  Read on to find out the reason why . . .  
 
Shearwaters
shearwater
 
There are two species of shearwater birds that nest on Kauai: the wedge-tailed shearwater, and the endangered Newell's shearwater, or 'a'o. Ninety percent of the worldwide population of 'a'o birds breed on Kauai. Shearwater chicks, or fledglings, make their maiden voyage to sea between September and November, and remain at sea for two to three years before returning. Fledglings rely on natural light to navigate on their first flights and can become very disoriented by bright lights.  "Fallout" is the term for these fledglings who are grounded by lights.  They are then unable to become airborne again, and are vulnerable to injury or death. 
 
"Shearwater aid stations," which look like a bank of cubby holes, are found in front of many fire stations here on Kauai during the fall.  Through the "Save Our Shearwaters (SOS)" program, residents are instructed to carefully pick up downed birds and transport them to the Humane Society or one of these aid stations. According to the Kauai Humane Society website:  "Since SOS was created by the state in 1979, volunteers and residents have collected 31,224 seabirds -- 92% of which were recovered and released."   
 
So . . . what does this have to do with football?   
 
Unfortunately, fledging season happens during football season. The bright lights of our main football stadium were causing a large number of birds to experience fallout. Because the 'a'o are an endangered species, federal and state laws mandate that the Kauai Interscholastic Federation could be fined from $10,000 to $30,000 for each bird that dies. And so, starting in 2010, all high school football games on Kauai were moved from Friday nights to Saturday afternoons. Since then, Kauai county has spent millions retrofitting ballpark lights in county parks. They're also evaluating breeding cycle timing and moon phases to decide which football games could be played at night without endangering the birds.  In 2017 four games were played on Friday nights.  This season, three September games were held on Fridays, but all October and November games will be held on Saturday afternoons.  
  
The shearwater photo is from the Save Our Shearwaters program of the Kauai Humane Society.     

promocodes15% off select sale items when you use the code word: rainbow

Our newsletter promo codes are only redeemable online and can only be used for the items featured in the sale section of this newsletter. They are not valid for phone or e-mail orders. This month's code word is rainbow, and it is good for 15% off the select books, sheets and PDFs in the sale section above. Just because an item is mentioned somewhere in this newsletter doesn't mean that it is on sale. It must be listed in the sale section.   
 
Here's how to get your newsletter discount at harpcenter.com : 
#1. Put the items you want to purchase in your cart. 
#2. On the page where you view the items in your cart, type this month's code word rainbow in the "Promo Code" box, and click on "Enter Code."
The actual price of the featured sale products on this page will then automatically change to reflect the discount. You'll also see a note below the Promo Code box saying the name of the promo code you entered, and the percentage amount of the discount.  
 
REMEMBER:  you must enter this month's code word rainbow in the Promo Code box
and click "Enter Code" on your shopping cart page by October 8
to get the discount!
If you forget, or if you have trouble adding it to your order,
email Sylvia immediately.   

Offer expires at the end of the day on 10/8/2018.
Sylvia Woods Harp Center
  (808) 212-9525
newsletter@harpcenter.com
http://www.harpcenter.com

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