Harpmakers’ Exhibition

Our popular free-to-attend Harpmaker’s Exhibition returned for EIHF 2024 at George Watson’s College.

Thank you to all who exhibited – they all helped contribute to the wonderful atmosphere of the 43rd EIHF. We hope to see you next year!


Accusound Website
172 Wadsley Lane, Sheffield, S6 4EE
Tel: +44 (0)7774 78503
Email: david@accusound.com

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.

Affairs of the Harp

Affairs of the Harp Website
Tel: +44 (0)7958 235695
Email: geraldine@affairsoftheharp.com

Affairs of the Harp was set up by Geraldine McMahon, a professional harpist and singer, in 1998 in response to a need for a source of secondhand harps. It is now the U.K’s largest online source and first point of reference for many student and professional harpists, both in the United Kingdom and abroad, looking for a secondhand harp. 

Her range of products has since been expanded to include a unique collection of harp themed items- tote bags, bone china mugs, aprons, tea towels, all with artwork by an award winning artist, as well as beautiful hand-made purses, clutch bags, handbags, cosmetics purses- all unique to Affairs of the Harp and fabulous as quality gifts and presents for musicians everywhere.

Ardival Harps

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

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.


Tel +44 (0)7771 797877
Email: theharpdoctor@gmail.com

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

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

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.

Harrington Harps

Harrington Harps website
Clifton Road, Cork City, Ireland
Tel +353 (0)87 9396883
Email: harringtonharps@gmail.com

As a musician myself my focus is on creating a harp that makes the most beautifully clear sound you’ve always wanted from your harp. A harp that is an absolute joy to play and one that will last you a lifetime. Each harp is hand crafted by me personally with an intense level of craftsmanship and attention to detail going into each element* ensuring each harp plays beautifully. This level of care and craftsmanship does mean there is often a bit of a lead-time to final delivery the harp, but I guarantee you the wait is worth it.

The Harp Studio Cyf

The Harp Studio Cyf website
1 – 2 Usk Street, Newport, Gwent, NP19 7BE
Tel +44 (0)1633 675588
Email: info@theharpstudio.co.uk

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

Jack Hayward Insurance website
75 Victoria Road, Reading RG7 3SL
Tel +44 (0)118 384 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.

Killarney Harps

Killarney Harps website
12 Glenview Drive, Woodlawn, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Tel  +353 (0)87 752 6117 / +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

Kinmor Music

Kinmor Music website
Email: alisonkinnaird@gmail.com 

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.

Musicmakers – Folk Harps

Musicmakers website

Contact: info@harpkit.com

Musicmakers has been building harps in Minnesota since 1978.  We specialize in finely crafting lightweight folk harps with big sound.  Check out our popular hybrid carbon fiber/wood harp weighing less than 8 Kilos, or our popular Sonnet lap harp ergonomically designed for comfort and big sound.

Also check out our popular harp accessories.  Our harp wheels are compact and a harp conference favourite for carting harps around from room to room.   We are in the process of setting up operations in Sweden to build and distribute our popular harps throughout Europe and to help make our popular harps more accessible for European harpist.  

We are excited to be joining the festival and making our harps available internationally.  

Pete Grassby – The Melodeon Repairer

Tel: 07768683015
Email: pdgrassby52@gmail.com

Pete will have his usual interesting a collection of instruments with him at EIHF 2024 including Accordions, Melodeons, Harmonicas and various Percussion instruments and some Harps.

Pilgrim Harps

Pilgrim Harps website
Unit 3A, Gatwick Metro Centre, Balcombe Road, Morley, Surrey, RH6 9GA
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 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.

Starfish Designs

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

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.