Links & Resources

Harp History


"Angular 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.

Chromatic Harp

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

Hair Raising Harp History: Deborah Henson-Conant asks questions, Nancy Thym-Hochrein answers.

Harp History

Harp History and Culture - A listing of book titles.

The Harp: History, Care and Feeding of

The Harp in Wales

History of the Harp in Scotland

"Nicolas-Charles Bochsa: harpiste, compositeur, escroc (harpist, composer, crook)", new biography (in French) by Michel Faul.

Wire-Strung Harp - Information from Cynthia Cathcart

Wikipedia: harp history, types, world harps.

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