Our popular free-to-attend Harpmaker’s Exhibition returned for EIHF 2023 at George Watson’s College.
Here’s who was exhibiting:
Accusound provides the harpist with a full professional audio system. Whether you require advice, our renowned harp pick up strip, or a full system including wireless operation and acoustic amplifier, you can be assured of our personal attention. We have built our 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. Come and visit us at the exhibition, bring your instrument with you and give us a chance to demonstrate how natural a sound our system produces.
This year Ardival will introduce The Wyvis their new 34 string lever harp. They will also bring wire strung harps, bray harps and historical gut strung harps for this year’s exhibition.
BLB HARPDOCTOR LTD (Billy Hornby)
Tel +44 (0)7771 797877
An authorised member of the Salvi and Lyon & Healy guild , Billy Hornby has been servicing both pedal and lever harps for over 27 years.
Camac Harps Telynau Vining Wales
From our showroom in Cardiff, we distribute the full range of Camac harps throughout the UK and Ireland. We run an incentive harp rental scheme, stock a wide range of strings, music and accessories, and operate an efficient mail order service. We regularly support workshops and ensemble classes for young learners (and the young at heart!) You can be assured of a warm welcome, expert advice and excellent after-sales care.
Established in 1817, Clive Morley Harps is a family business, specialising in harp sales, rentals and repairs of both lever and pedal harps. We stock Dusty Strings folk harps, Salvi and Lyon & Healy folk and pedal harps, Aoyama pedal harps and Triplett therapy harps – come and try one!
The Harp Studio Cyf
The Harp Studio, based in Newport, South Wales, is easily accessible from the M4. Dedicated to offering a professional and reliable service to the harp world via our global mail order service. We offer a wide range of music, strings and accessories together with a selection of lever and pedal harps. Short term lever harp rental is available for the beginner harpist. Harp servicing is available throughout the year by visiting technicians.
Jack Hayward Insurance
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.
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
Publishers of landmark books specialising in the music and history of the Scottish Harp. Also available will be the Temple Records catalogue – CDs of many outstanding harp players including Ann Heymann; Maire Ni Chathasaigh; Alison Kinnaird and Bill Taylor.
Pete Grassby – The Melodeon Repairer
Pete will have his usual interesting a collection of instruments with him at EIHF 2023 including Accordions, Melodeons, Harmonicas and various Percussion instruments and some Harps.
At Pilgrim Harps, you deal directly with the harp makers. They have been creating exceptional hand-crafted harps for over 40 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.
Rebecca Firth Harps
Tel: +44(0) 784 3944117
Back with updated clarsach and knee harp after more than 25 years break! True to the design and brilliant acoustic of Ian Firth’s harps. Oak, cherry and beech harps with a bright sweet sound that have a depth of tone and a light touch.
Over 30 years of experience and effort in producing almost fifteen hundred 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.