Harpmakers’ Exhibition

Exhibition Opening Hours

Saturday 9.30am to 6.00pm
Sunday 9.30am to 5.30pm
Monday  9.30am to 6.00pm
Tuesday  9.30am to 6.00pm
Wednesday  9.30am to 12noon


Some Exhibitors may not be present throughout the Festival and some may amend their opening times so please check this with them.

During the Festival there will be an exhibition of harps made in the UK and overseas. This offers an opportunity to try instruments made by difference makers… and perhaps even to purchase or rent a harp. In addition there will be music, CDs and harp-related goodies on sale.

EIHF are very grateful to all exhibitors who create such an exciting event.

The following have reserved space at the exhibition – expand for more information:

Accusound website
172 Wadsley Lane, Sheffield S6 4EE
Tel +44 (0) 114 220 3517
Email: info@accusound.com

Accusound provides the harpist with a full professional audio system. Whether you require advice, thier renowned harp pick up strip, or a full system including wireless operation and accoustic amplifier, you can be assured of personal attention. Accusound have built their reputation on providing amplification which maintains the original acoustic warmth of the instrument. All products are quick and simple to fit and remove, with no modifications required to your instrument. Bring your instrument along to Accusound at the Harpmakers’ Exhibition for a demonstration the natural sound their system produces.

Affairs of the Harp website
27 Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2HQ
Tel: +44 (0)1727 872372
Email: geraldine@affairsoftheharp.com

The UK’s largest online source of secondhand pedal and non pedal harps. Affairs of the Harp also sell a wide range of harp accessories including strings, harp trollies and custom made music stands. A fabulous range of harp themed gift items including bone china mugs, tote bags, tea towels, stationary, aprons – all with exquisite specially commissioned artwork only available from Affairs of the Harp.

187/4 Craigmillar Castle Avenue, Edinburgh, EH16 4DN
Tel: +44 (0)131 6520767
Email: amdsporrans@gmail.com

Alasdair Macleod has been developing his harpmaking techniques for many years and is now ready to offer his wire strung harps to the public. They are mainly based on the dimensions of the Lamont Harp.

Alaw Music Publishing website
4 Tyfica Road, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales CF37 2DA
Tel: +44 (0)1443 402178
Email: sales@alawmusic.com

Alaw Music Publishing specialises in producing a wide variety of music for harp. We have one of the largest databases in the world dedicated to high quality harp music, offering original compositions and arrangements from many of the world’s leading musicians: active professionals or teachers with a wide breadth of experience, including Catrin Finch, Meinir Heulyn, Skaila Kanga, Edward Witsenburg and Isabelle Perrin. Our publications are intended for use in performance or practice by musicians at all levels and consist of a variety of styles – from traditional or folk to ‘classical’ or jazz.

Ardival Harps website
Orchard House, Castle Leod, Strathpeffer IV4 9AA
Tel: +44 (0)1997 421260
Email: info@ardival.com

Ardival Harps has specialised since 1993 in the manufacture of historical and traditional harps based on those played in Scotland and throughout Europe over the past thousand years. Over the years we have produced Pictish-style harps, wire-strung clarsachs and renaissance harps with buzzing bray pins. The most recent developments for you to try are a small bray harp ‘The Kinnettas’ and our redeveloped lever harp the ‘Dominie’

Ardival also runs courses for both complete beginners and players of wire and gut-strung harps. Beginners are provided with harps and are introduced to the history of the instrument while learning techniques and tunes. The teacher is Bill Taylor and the course reflects Bill’s specialist interest in the ancient and traditional repertoires of the British Isles.

Creighton’s Collection website
244 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9JG
Tel +44 (0)29 2039 7711
Email: tim@creightonscollection.co.uk

We are specialist Harp Music Publishers, Distributors and Online Music Retailers. We provide a music engraving, printing and distribution service to music publishers and individual musicians, delivering high quality publications either in their own names or via our unique co-production publishing service. Unsolicited scores are always welcome! We also stock a huge range of CDs and scores from other independent publishers and individual musicians. Please visit our stall in the Dining Hall to view our full range and to see our collection of gifts and beautiful hand-made greetings cards.

De Troubadour Harpen website
Prins Mauritsstraat 40, Delft (The Netherlands), 2628ST
Tel +31 624684863
Email: info@detroubadourharpen.nl

De Troubadour Harpen / The Bard’s Harps is an international renowned harp store in Netherlands, which sells exclusively lever harps and specializes in lap and therapy harps, for the beginning and professional player alike. We offer a very wide choice of high quality lever harps from all over Europe and the United States. If you are looking for just that special harp which will become your new travel companion, our stall is the one to visit!

Pete Grassby website
22 Derwent Road, Coventry CV6 2HB
Tel +44 (0)2476 336740
Mob +44 (0)7768 683015
Email: pdgrassby@fsmail.net

Pete repairs and restores free reed instruments (melodeons, accordions and concertinas mainly) and deals in unusual musical instruments, books and CDs. There is always something of interest to be seen on his stall, whether you play the harp or not!

Jack Hayward Insurance website
75 Victoria Road, Mortimer Common, Reading RG7 3SL
Tel 0118 384 2025
Email: Insure@JackHayward.co.uk

Established in 1983 by two professional musicians and teachers, we only provide specialist Musical Instrument Insurance.  Our Policies are underwritten with certain underwriters at Lloyds of London and have been specifically tailored to meet the needs of all musicians from students through to international professionals and teachers.  We pride ourselves on taking care of our customers.

Holywell Music website
58 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH
Tel +44 (0)20 7928 8451
Email: holywell@holywell.co.uk

London showroom for Salvi and Lyon & Healy Harps, Bowbrand strings, harp accessories and CDs. Extremely comprehensive selection of harp music. Please visit our stand in the Robertson Building.

International Jazz Harp Foundation website
Adrianalaan 252, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 3053 ZJ
Tel +31 6 40587484
Email: info@jazzharp.org

The Jazz Harp Foundation lives at www.jazzharp.org and links musicians and audiences around the world. The IJHF provides education to amateurs, students and professionals through the Jazz Harp Academy, workshops at schools and events, and online lessons. To fund educational projects and collectively promote Jazz harp(ists), the IJHF runs a dedicated shop, both online and at events, featuring the broadest jazz harp CD collection worldwide, specialised sheet music, gadgets and gear. Check out the calendar, library and newsletter @www.jazzharp.org


Killarney Harps website
12 Glenview Drive, Woodlawn, KIllarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Tel +353 (0) 87 752 6520
Email: killarneyharps@gmail.com

Killarney Harps was established by Tim O’Carroll in 2011 in the picturesque Lakeland town of Killarney, in the heart of the Kingdom of Kerry. Kerry’s cultural history is steeped in Irish traditional music and dance.

The founder, Tim O’Carroll, has over 40 years’ experience as a Joiner and Furniture Designer/Manufacturer. The experience gained in working with wood is reflected in the quality of the finished harps.

The ethos of Killarney Harps is to produce a high end product, reasonably priced with a commitment to an efficient after sales service

Clive Morley Harps website
Goodfellows, Filkins, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3JG
Tel +44 (0)1367 860493
Email: harps@morleyharps.com

Established in 1817, Clive Morley Harps is a family business, specialising in harp sales, rentals and repairs of both lever and pedal harps. We also stock the amazing Dusty Strings folk harps – come and try one!

Mark Norris Harps website
The Old School, Stobo, Peebles EH45 8NU
Tel: +44 (0)1721 760298
Email: norris.harps@virgin.net

Very high quality 34-string harps for serious students and professional players including new light weight models with carbon fibre reinforced frames and titanium tuning pegs. A wider range now includes a mini 27 string and larger 36 and 39 string harps. Individually made to order from a wide choice of beautiful woods and inlays, players specify their preferred semitone levers and string gauge to achieve their ideal sound and playing feel… and can now even choose narrow or wide (full concert) stringing spacing.

Pilgrim Harps website
Stansted House, Tilburstow Hill Road, South Godstone, Surrey RH9 8NA
Tel +44 (0)1342 893242
Email: info@pilgrimharps.co.uk

At Pilgrim Harps, you deal directly with the harp makers. They have been creating exceptional hand-crafted harps for over 30 years, many of which are decorated with hand carvings or hand-paintings. Their range includes concert, pedal, lever and electric harps. They are experts in the service and repair of all makes old and new, and are the authorised Horngacher UK servicing agent. Although making harps is the core of their business, Pilgrim Harps aim to provide a complete service to the harp community, whether performer, teacher or complete beginner. They can help with finding a teacher; insurance; music; strings; tuners; seats; covers and trolleys.

Salopian Strings website
Oakfields Farm, Bourne Road, Defford, Worcestershire WR8 9BT
Tel: +44 (0)1386 750631
Email: dinah@salopianstrings.co.uk

Salopian Strings manufactures bound harp strings and waterproof cases for all harp models and supply gut and nylon harp strings with a mail order service by return. Online ordering is also available. Please visit our stand for a selection of harp and musical themed cards and gifts.

Silver Spear website
Silver Spear Harps and Dulcimers, Ridge Farm, Linley, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire SY9 5HP
Tel +44 (0)1588 650416
Email: jsletcher@yahoo.co.uk

Silver Spear instruments are hand-made in the Welsh Marches by Jon Letcher who has exhibited at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival for over ten years. Thier 34 and 27 string clarsachs and travel harps have a fine sound and distinctive appearance, with frames made from a selection of high quality British and American timbers. Silver Spear specialise in making good quality instruments for beginners as well as more experienced players. Harps may be hired; group or school discounts are available. The most popular models are often available from stock though many instruments are specially made to order.

Starfish Designs website
Unit 1, Old Ferry Road, North Ballachulish, Inverness PH33 6SA
Tel: +44 (0)1855 821429
Email: admin@starfishdesigns.co.uk

Nearly 20 years of experience and effort in producing almost a thousand instruments, has resulted in the smooth contemporary lines, beautiful sound and highest build quality that makes Starfish harps the instrument of choice for professional and amateur players across the world.

Telynau Teifi Cyf website
The Harp Centre of Wales, Yr Hen Ysgol Gynradd, Marble Terrace, Llandysul, SA44 4DT
Tel +44 (0)1559 363222
Email: info@telynauteifi.co.uk
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The Harp Centre of Wales really is the home of all things ‘harp’, right in the heart of the glorious West Wales.

From our premises in rural Llandysul, we manufacture bespoke Telynau Teifi Celtic and Lever harps, sought after by harpists worldwide. Translated from Welsh to English, our name ‘Teifi Harps’ comes from the majestic River Teifi that runs beneath us.

Our beautiful instruments are hand-crafted by our skilled harp makers who are passionate about their craft.

Telynau Vining Harps website
116B Pantbach Road, Birchgrove, Cardiff, CF14 1UE
Tel +44 (0) 29 2062 0900
Email: info@camacharps.co.uk

Telynau Vining Harps distribute Camac harps in the UK and Ireland. We stock Camac’s pedal, lever and electric harps, as well as strings (Camac and Bowbrand), music, CDs, trolleys etc. Our rental scheme for lever harps has generous discounts for subsequent purchase. Our shop in Cardiff sells music for all instruments, books about music and musicians, greetings cards, music accessories and novelties. We also run an efficient mail order service (credit cards accepted) and issue a newsletter.


Safety Notice

To reduce the chance of instruments being damaged, please DO NOT bring shoulder bags, rucksacks and similar objects into the Exhibition areas.