The Celtic Harp can be traced back to references from as early as the 6th century and has played a significant role in Irish culture that the Harp has been adopted as a symbol of Ireland itself. Smaller “Knee Harps” are used to play faster tunes while the larger Celtic Harps are more common and are used for tunes and chordal accompaniment. The playing and compositions of blind harpist Turlough O’Carolan have also inspired many to learn the Harp.

Who you should listen to: Derick Bell (Cheiftains),

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