Harps are the best-known members of the Lyre family of stringed instruments, having numerous unfretted strings running at a more-or-less perpendicular angle to the soundbox. The large harps found in symphony orchestras have complicated pedal mechanisms which allow the player to sharpen or flatten the pitch of a group of strings quickly while they are playing. We sell the simpler folk style harps here, with manual sharping levers, or no levers at all. Folk harps are especially popular in celtic music.
Sligo Harps are made by Rick Kemper in Silver Spring, MD. They are praised and endorsed by renowned folk and Celtic harp players such as Sue Richards and Allison Hampton, and we're proud to carry these harps (which are often built from local woods). See www.sligoharps.com for more information. Rick also does harp repairs through House of Musical Traditions.
Sligo Folk Harps
None in stock at this time
Harpsicle(TM) Harps are well designed and sturdily built and have the correct string spacing which make them an excellent selection for a first time harper. Light and portable, Harpsicle(TM) Harps maintain tuning as well as any professional harp, at a fraction of the price!
33 inches tall
3 1/2 octaves, G to below Middle C
Comes with instruction book, tuning wrench, and strap buttons
1 year warranty
Comes in a variety of unusual colors!
Because of the variety of colors and lever options, we ask that you please contact us for availability on your choice of color/sharping lever combination. If you wish to order a color/sharping lever combination that we do not have in stock, the wait time can be approximately 4-6 weeks.
Harpsicle(TM) Wrapper (soft padded case) -- $85.00
Availability is often limited, contact us before ordering. We may have other case options available.