Celtic harps
Keltische Harfen

The history of the Celtic harp or Clarsach began around 1880. Its origins can be attributed to a revival of the early folk music movement in Great Britain, so it is not a historical harp in the real sense of the word. Its sound and construction were based on the early Erard concert harp.

The small, light harp quickly gained popularity in the rising folk movement. Today it is made in innumerable shapes and sizes, and its accessible sound along with carefully selected wood and good semitone levers make it a favourite “all-round” instrument.

There are five different sized Celtic harps in my range. I offer models with 30 to 36 strings. The harps can be kept simple or be decorated with carvings or Celtic punched ornamentation. I keep a selection of European timber such as maple, ash, pear-tree, cherry or walnut in stock. The choice is yours. It is my pleasure to help you in making your decisions.

 

Small Celtic harp

Beautifully shaped, with harmonious sound
Wood of your choice, Loveland semitone levers
Ribbed body
Range F-g’’’, height 113 cm
weight 5 kg

Celtic travelling harp

Small bardic model with rectangular body
Height 105 cm, robust construction
Wood and semitone levers according to your choice
32 strings, Range E- a’’’ weight 5 kg

Celtic harp

Ribbed body, height 126 cm
Good bass sound and light descant
Wood and semitone levers according to your choice
34 strings, Range C- a’’’, weight 6 kg

Celtic harp

Tall model, ribbed body
Strong bass sound and harmonic descant
Wood and semitone levers according to your choice
34 strings, Range B’-g’’’, height 142 cm, Weight 6 kg

Large celtic harp

Ribbed body with large sound-board in the bass
Large instrument with full, strong sound
Wood and semitone levers according to your choice
36 strings, Range A’- a’’’, height 148 cm, weight 7 kg

Keltische Harfe "Atlantis"

Wood: Maple or Nut tree
Height: 123cm
Strings: 32
Tonumfang: D-g"
Weight: 5,6Kg

Please contact me or organize a date to visit my workshop. I shall be pleased to discuss your individual requirements with you.