In association with
Mr Simon Chadwick
Mr Simon Chadwick

Instruments: Irish harp
Scottish harp
historical harp
Genre/Style(s): Traditional
Irish harp
Early music
Gaelic music
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I'm working to re-connect to the old Irish harp traditions - the music and playing styles of Denis O'Hampsey, Patrick Quin, Arthur O'Neill, and the other 18th century Irish harpers.

We study Bunting's manuscripts and other old sources for repertory, style and technique. We listen to archive recordings of fiddle, pipes and song to see how traditional style has changed over time. We use copies of the historical harps, with brass wire strings.

Interested to learn more about the old Gaelic harp traditions of Ireland and Scotland? Before Anglo-Continental innovations swept in and took over the harp traditions here in the 19th century?

Harps are available to rent short or long term

Contact Simon

Address: Tower Hill
BT61 9DW
Phone: 07792 336804
Mobile: 07792 336804
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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