The New "Grainne" (grahn-ya) 34 & 36
string Ultra-light weight Travel Harp with a really big resonant
sound. Grainne has a square-backed soundbox for bigger sound and longer life. She also
comes with a very cool removable set of "fairy feet" for ease of transport. You
can put her in her case and easily carry her over your shoulder; she will fit
in any size car. Both the Grainne 34 & 36 come with full Loveland levers and
a heavy-duty cordura case.
Nylon with wires (metal wound) in the bass
4 1/2 - 5
the 34 string is C to A, 4 and a half octaves
the 36 string is C to C, five octaves
C to A and C to C
- 16 lbs.
- 34 squarebacked The 34 has light tension
with a big sound and rich tone.
- 34 roundbacked
- 36 squarebacked: The 36 has medium tension
and a resonant full tone.
Sarada is a statuesque, yet light weight 36 string professional Concert
Harp with elegant lines and the power to fill a concert hall with it's
rich, resonance and perfectly balanced tone from treble to bass.
Sarada has a gracefully rounded sound box.
A replica of the harps made by James McFall of Belfast at the turn
of the last century. The Tara is a graceful, round-backed harp created with either 32, 34, or
36 strings and optional hand-carved ornamentation and painting.
The Tara takes several months to hand craft and offers exquisite
beauty of form and tone.
• With original Celtic carving on pillar, Celtic paintings on soundboard and rounded sound box. (This is a beautiful replica of the 19th Century Tara McFall made by James McFall of Dublin.):
A deluxe version of the Celtic Traveler built to withstand the stresses of time and travel.
The neck and pillar are of solid, Maple, Walnut or Cherry. Corinne comes with four beautifully carved and sturdy hard wood feet (your choice of wood). The soundboard is laminated with gorgeous, highly figured cherry, walnut, or Sitka Spruce and two maple string ribs for long life and strength. The sound box is solid Cherry, Walnut or Maple.
The rigid neck and pillar on this harp allow for increased vibration of the soundboard, greater volume and resonance. The base has a rounded sound hole for access to strings and increased volume. Also, this harp comes with a hand carved neck/pillar joint support that adds the final touch of beauty to Corinne. (The pictured Corinne has a laminated sound-box for light weight but our “New” design achieves the same weight using solid wood for Tone, Volume and Resonance.)
Based on the Trinity College harp in
Dublin, the basic design is over six hundred years old. This replica of
the ancient celtic harp is slightly larger than the original which
permits wider string spacing and more volume and resonance. The harp is
hand fashioned entirely of solid hard wood. The neck and pillar must be
carved out of Red or white Oak or Hard Rock Maple on the brass strung
Brian Boru. The nylon strung model can be your choice of hardwood. We
can leave its clean graceful curves, or if you like, hand carve & paint
your harp in the traditional style with carved & painted celtic designs
on the neck, pillar and soundbox. Traditionally wire strung, we build it
to hold either wire or nylon. This is a lap harp with 30 strings and
brilliant, bell-like tones that sustain and seem to go on forever.
Nylon/Metal or All Brass
(low) G to G
• With Traditional carvings & painting -- a replica of the Ancient Trinity College wire harp:
wire strung “Clarsach” is the most ancient of the Celtic
Harps and was considered a very powerful spiritual instrument among
the Druids and in the castles and keeps of Scottish and Irish Kings
and Queens. The Harper would have the seat of honor, even above
the King. We hand carve our Clarsachs from a solid block of wood
as the Celts have done for a thousand years. The neck and pillar
are carved hardwood. We can leave its clean, graceful curves, or
if you like, hand carve & paint your harp in the traditional
style of the “Royal Harpers” with celtic designs on
the neck, pillar and soundbox. This one is a lap harp and a wee
bit smaller than the 600 year old “Queen Mary” harp
but we can build replicas of any of the long lived Clarsachs, including
the “Lamont” the “Brian Boru” or (Trinity