National Harmonica League

HarmonicaUK The National Harmonica League
The NHL is Britain's national harmonica association, with members world wide, supporting and encouraging the playing of all types of music on the chromatic, diatonic, tremolo, octave and chord harmonicas. Paul Jones is our President.

Mailing Lists


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Societies, Clubs and Mailing Lists

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Mailing Lists, NewsGroups, and Chatrooms

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  • NHLNet is aimed at members of the NHL and other people interested in harmonica matters and events mainly in the UK and Europe. It is not an alternative to the very popular Harp-L. To join, send an email to giving a brief reason for joining.
  • Harp-L is a mailing list covers all areas of interest but is mainly concerned with diatonic.
  • Slidemeister ia a web based forum for chromatic, bass and chord harmonica players.
  • Harp Talk is a mailing list run by Coast to Coast Music. The archives can be viewed at the same url. Quite active for general discussions between harmonica players.
  • is an active mailing list with German as the main language.
  • Blues-L is a busy mailing list with a newsgroup mirror, bit.listserv.blues-l, for the discussion of blues music and performers, from Charley Patton and Bessie Smith to Robert Cray and Stevie Ray Vaughan. To subscribe, send the following message to:, subscribe blues-l FirstName LastName. No subject is required.
  • PreWarBlues is a moderated mailing list for discussing the lives and music of the well-known and not-so-well-known blues (and jugband and ragtime) musicians. To join the list send the following message to , subscribe prewarblues your first name your second name.
  • There are two harmonica newsgroups available on most news servers. One in English and the other in Chinese. Others cover blues.
    • tw.bbs.rec.harmonica
    • bit.listserv.blues-l

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Magazines, Books and Blogs

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Radio and Internet Broadcasts

  • Paul Jones had a great hour long Rhythm and Blues program on BBC Radio 2 which ran for 30 years until April 2018.

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Web Rings

These are groups of web sites with a common theme connected into a virtual ring. Links on each site lead to other sites in the same ring. Here is a search for.

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