Harps Through the Ages, A Causal History" by Bo Lawergren. A scholarly,
illustrated article about the angular harp 3000 B.C. to 1600 A.D
See also his article on angular
harps in the
summer issue (2011)
of Early Music America.
Celtic Harp - From ancient times to the present.
Early Gaelic Harp Info - the historical Gaelic harp tradition of Ireland and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
Early Welsh Music and Instruments - medieval and renaissance Welsh music and poetry with voice, crwth and lyre.
Early, Medieval, Celtic Harps
Gaelic Harps and Harpers in Ireland and Scotland
Harp History: Deborah Henson-Conant asks questions, Nancy Thym-Hochrein answers.
Harp History Info - a site by Ark van Campen in the Netherlands. It
contains many, many drawings, images and captions.
Harp History and Culture - A listing of book titles.
The Harp: History, Care and
The Harp in Wales
Historical Harps - Includes
illustrations of over 40 existing harps from at least three millennia
History of the Harp in
The kora (French: cora)
the 21 string harp-lute played by Mandingo peoples throughout West Africa.
"Nicolas-Charles Bochsa: harpiste,
compositeur, escroc (harpist, composer, crook)", new biography (in French)
by Michel Faul.
Small Harp History Since 1800 - Evolution of the small harp design.
The Wire-Strung Harp - Excerpts from Rensch, Rimmer, and other researchers.
- Information from Cynthia Cathcart
Wikipedia: harp history, types,
world harps. [Back to table of contents for Links & Resources]
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