Tugs at my Harp Strings

Love took up the harp of Life, and smote on all the chords with might; Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, passed in music out of sight. ~ Alfred Tennyson Tennyson
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Celtic Harp

Jay Witcher's copy of the Trinity College harp. I would love to know how to play this instrument.

Double Chromatic Harp

Learning about harps and came across this interesting double chromatic harp. NMM Double chromatic harp by Henry Greenway, Brooklyn, NY, ca.

Wheelharp, Musical Instrument Mimics the Sound of a String Orchestra  By EDW Lynch on May 30, 2013  The Wheelharp is a musical instrument that lets a musician replicate the sound of chamber string orchestra using a simple piano-style keyboard

Wheelharp, Musical Instrument Mimics the Sound of a String Orchestra

Wheelharp, Musical Instrument Mimics the Sound of a String Orchestra By EDW Lynch on May The Wheelharp is a musical instrument that lets a musician replicate the sound of chamber string orchestra using a simple piano-style keyboard.

John Egan's blue and gold pedal harp. Lot of re-pins so here's RESEARCH to give different info - DdO:) - http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/instruments-for-joy/ - Harps lost popularity in Europe against the harpsichord. In the Classical & Romantic music period, musicians added double & triple strings and harps became popular again. Egan became sole manufacturer of pedal harps in Ireland's capital until 1816. This was Hand painted in Dublin ~1829. Lovely musical instrument.

Egan single action hand painted pedal harp, Dublin, circa 1829 < That's beautiful!

harp

Nothing soothes like harp. Such beautiful music! Any string~violin, cello, piano, but harp is first choice.

John Egan harp, Dublin, 1829 - H. Bryan & Co. » Gallery of Restored Harps

John Egan Harp, Dublin, Ireland H. Bryan & Co., Gallery of Restored Harps

Single action pedal harp (pedals à sabots/crochets). Ribbons of bells and sprays of ivy interweave along the column, which rests upon a base ornamented with floral motifs. The soundboard sports figurines of putti and medallions alternating with floral designs; in the center are two exotic female dancers. The present blue color is actually slightly darker than the original. France, 1783.

Single action pedal harp (pedals à sabots/crochets). Ribbons of bells and sprays of ivy interweave along the column, which rests upon a base ornamented with floral motifs. The soundboard sports figurines of putti and medallions alternating with floral designs; in the center are two exotic female dancers. The present blue color is actually slightly darker than the original. France, 1783.

The Finnish Kantele, a traditional plucked string instrument.

The Finnish Kantele, a traditional plucked string instrument- not really a harp, but pinning because it's beautiful

Joseph Laurent Mast | Harp Guitar | French | The Met

Harp Guitar Joseph Laurent Mast (French) Date: 1827 Geography: Toulouse, France Medium: Spruce, maple, iron, nickel silver

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