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Hear Lament and Moment Played on a Lever Harp

mp3 download Instruments – Voyageur Harp This tune was sent to us by Mike Nielsen. This recording was made using a Voyageur Harp that Mike purchased from us in-the-white. Here is what Mike has to say about this track: “This composition represents my interpretation and variations of a theme composed by Turlough O’Carolan on the … Continue reading Hear Lament and Moment Played on a Lever Harp

Hear Down by the Salley Gardens on a Folk Harp and Bouzouki

We asked our facebook fans to name a folk tune and two instruments and we would make a recording.  We had a lot of great suggestions but we settled on Down by the Salley Gardens on Bouzouki and Harp. The first video below is the result.  Shortly after that, harpist Andrea Stern stopped by so … Continue reading Hear Down by the Salley Gardens on a Folk Harp and Bouzouki

Hear Ton Y Botel Played on a Harp

mp3 download Instruments: Limerick Lap Harp This is a track from Jerry Bauer’s CD Tuneweaver. Available now on our website. Also check out the two free collections of tunes arranged for the Limerick Harp by Jerry.   Music for the Limerick Harp – Book 1 Music for the Limerick Harp – Book 2 Considering purchasing … Continue reading Hear Ton Y Botel Played on a Harp

Hear Harp Lullaby Played on a Lever Harp

mp3 download Serenity, by Nicolas Carter Nicolas Carter received a Jerome Foundation grant to write and record an album in the in the beautiful Blacklock Nature Sanctuary. So he brought a bunch of Musicmakers’ harps and some recording equipment and went to work. The result is Serenity, one of the loveliest harp CDs we offer. … Continue reading Hear Harp Lullaby Played on a Lever Harp

Secrets of the Harmonic Curve

Every wondered why a harp neck is shaped the way it is? Trying to design your own harp and wondering how long to make the strings? The following is an excerpt from the first chapter of Jerry Brown’s book, Folk Harp Design and Construction, available to buy online. Jerry has included it here to explain … Continue reading Secrets of the Harmonic Curve

How to Touch Up Your Harp

Here are some ideas for touching up the dings in your harp: Fixing Dents on a Harp Use a household iron set on high, and a wet wash cloth, to steam out dents. Lay the wet cloth over the wood and use the iron to drive steam into the pores of the wood, by “ironing” … Continue reading How to Touch Up Your Harp

Troubleshooting Your Harp

Tuning Tips for Harp It is best to tune the harp with all sharping levers flipped down (disengaged), so there will be no interference from the levers. Please note that this means you may be tuning some strings to flats instead of natural notes. If you have levers on the B strings, for example, you … Continue reading Troubleshooting Your Harp

Making Music a Lifetime Affair

How can we prepare our kids to enjoy music for the rest of their lives? Do you ever wish you played a musical instrument more often these days? Do you ever regret not having learned to play the guitar at an early age, or not keeping up with your skills on the piano or other … Continue reading Making Music a Lifetime Affair

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