Exploring Irish Harp Traditions

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And tears are heard within the harp I touch

~ Petrarch

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* Irish harp made by John Egan, 1840

The harp has been intimately bound up with notions of Irish identity for centuries, but how did this develop? Siobhán Armstrong reviews a new book that fills in some of the gaps in Ireland’s harp history. …. http://journalofmusic.com/focus/exploring-irish-harp-traditions