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Hi everyone! Have you heard of Steel Mountain Handpan Gathering?


Steel Mountain handpan gathering is happening this August 22nd – 26th in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Estes Park, Colorado in the USA. First started in 2017,  Steel Mountain has brought together handpan enthusiasts from around the globe to connect and share in the love of all things handpan. One of the organisers, Mark D’Ambrosio happens to be a good friend of mine and is also a very talented player who influences and pushes me to keep on creating.

Check out his music here:



I am very excited to tell you 3 great things about this event!

  • I will be performing!

I am very happy to be sharing my music and will be joined by my good friends Mumi, Dan Mulqueen, and Jeremy Arndt as well! I can’t believe I am gonna meet this dude! We’ve been chatting online for so many years. It’s gonna be epic!

  • I will be teaching!

I will teach you how to compose a structured piece, organize your ideas, create your own patterns, and develop them. All along teaching you some new handpan technics to spice up your playing

  • Tickets are on sale now!

Tickets include 4 nights at the beautiful YMCA of the Rockies (right around the corner from the world famous Rocky Mountain National Park), nightly concerts, handpan workshops, indoor cabins, and full catering. Not to mention raffles, handpan tuning, games, hikes, fresh mountain air, adventures, open-mics, endless jam sessions, campfires, stargazing, meditation/sound baths, and the ever-pleasant company of the handpan community!

I’m really looking forward to returning to the USA. My last trip over there was last year for the HangOut USA. Can’t wait for Colorado, to share my music, meet new people and make new memories with everyone! I always come back from these kind of festivals with new inspirations for my handpan playing. It’s so renewing !

To tell you a bit more about Steel Mountain I caught up with Mark recently to ask him about the event.

D: Hey Mark how’s it going?

M: Great! Me and my team are hard at work planning Steel Mountain 2018 but are so excited for another year of Handpan bliss.

D: What are the values of this event?

M: Steel Mountain is an event for anyone, whether you are a veteran handpan enthusiast,  just starting out, or are simply looking to hang out, relax, and meet new people through the world of the handpan. There is really something here for everyone.

D: How can we help make Steel Mountain a success?

If you want to help, tell your friends to join our Steel Mountain Handpan Gathering Facebook group and share our website on social media.  If you plan on attending Steel Mountain 2018 and want to volunteer in any way, send us an email at [email protected]

D: Alright guys, I hope to see many of you in Colorado this summer.

For more information visit or email [email protected]

And you, what are the festivals you’re going to this summer?