Harpmakers’ Exhibition

Taisbeanadh nan luchd-dèanaidh chlàrsaichean


We’re unable to hold a Harpmakers’ exhibition as part of our VIRTUAL Edinburgh International Harp Festival, but why don’t you check out who had planned to exhibit for us at Merchiston….


Accusound website
172 Wadsley Lane, Sheffield S6 4EE
Tel +44 (0) 114 220 3517
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.

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

Alaw Music Publishing specialize in producing a wide variety of really useful music for harp and brass. As a publisher, we have one of the largest databases in the world dedicated to high quality harp music, while our brass music is also of the highest standard and variety. We offer original compositions and arrangements from many of the world’s leading musicians: all of our contributors are active professional players or educators with a wide breadth of experience.Our publications are intended for use in performance or practice by musicians at all levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced – consisting of a complete variety of styles – from traditional or folk to ‘classical’ or jazz.

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 years exhibition.

Camac Harps Telynau Vining Wales-Cymru
Camac Harps Telynau Vining Wales-Cymru 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.

Clive Morley Harps
Clive Morley Harps website
Good fellows, 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!

Creighton’s Collection
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.

Driftwood Harp

Driftwood Harp website
Cannon Park, Rosneath Road, Kilcreggan, G84 0JG
Tel 07808 964 901
Email: info@driftwoodharp.com


Porcelain and Silver Jewellery: Harp Jewellery, Wee Bothy necklaces and Brooches and other pieces inspired by the landscape and traditional architecture of the West Coast of Scotland.

Open Sunday and Monday only, outside the festival office. 




Heritage Harps
Heritage Harps Website


Phone: 01803 690975
Heritage Harps are made exclusively by Terry Heritage, who has a lifetime’s experience of musical instrument making and teaching music. Our harps radiate with the natural beauty of solid selected hardwoods. 
Terry Heritage has been making musical instruments over four decades. Combining his love of music, teaching and the craft of musical instrument making, to produce a harp of beauty with an unrivalled magical sound.
Jack Hayward Insurance
Jack Hayward Insurance website
75 Victoria Road, Reading RG7 3SL
Tel +44 (0)118 384 2025
Email: sales@haywardmusic.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

Mark Norris Harps
Mark Norris Harps website
The Old School, Stobo, Peebles, EH45 8NX
Tel 01721 760 298
Email: mark@norrisharps.com

www.harpstrings.biz        www.niftyharps.scot

High quality small harps for serious students and professional players including light weight models with carbon fibre reinforced frames and titanium tuning pegs.  A wider range now includes a mini 27 string and larger 36 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.

Online string sales and accessories are also available at www.harpstrings.biz and the new Nifty Harp Project is now underway providing inexpensive starter harps at www.niftyharps.scot .



Niebisch and Tree
Niebisch & Tree website
Niebisch & Tree Harps, 11a Terry Road, High Wycombe, HP13 6QJ 
Tel: +44 (0)1494 913 686
Email: ntharps@outlook.com

Niebisch & Tree Harps have been making, repairing and servicing harps since 1986. We have worked with most of the top orchestras and many of the world’s leading professionals. Providing same day harp servicing, and next day string delivery at the U.K.’s best prices. Major repairs to all makes of harps (Erard, Salvi, Lyon & Healy, Camac, Pilgrim etc) from new necks and soundboards to full regilding. We also make superior quality bespoke clarsachs. 


Nifty Harps
The Nifty Harp Project C.I.C.


The Old School, Stobo, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 8NU.

Tel: 01721 760298

Email: workshop@niftyharps.scot

A not-for-profit Community Interest Company established by Mark Norris Harps to make it easier and more affordable for new players to take up the harp. An innovative birch plywood construction, with elegantly simple design, makes the Nifty an inexpensive starter harp that ‘feels’ right to play. Ideal string tension, spacing, and stable tuning makes learning inspirational, rewarding and encourages good playing technique.  Flexibility is key to the affordable concept. The pre-drilled frame allows simple home installation of Camac semitone lever kits. Medium gauge nylon strings and piezo pickups are standard, with fluorocarbon strings available as an upgrade option.

This year we will introduce our new 34 string Nifty Harp.

Pilgrim Harps
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.

Salvi Music London (Exclusive Distributor)
Salvi Music London website
14 Molasses Row, Plantation Wharf, York Road, London Sw11 3UX
Tel: 0203 002 4841
Email: info@salvi-music.com 
Salvi Music London is the UK showroom for Salvi and Lyon & Healy harps. Based in Battersea, London, we showcase a comprehensive selection of Salvi and Lyon & Healy pedal and lever harps.
Sheet music, strings and harp accessories are available in store and on a mail order basis.
A private practice and/or teaching room is available for hire.
Harp servicing is also available on regular dates throughout the year.
We host regular recitals, masterclasses and harp events in the showroom and throughout the UK.
Opening hours are 9.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Silver Spear, Harps and Dulcimers
Silver Spear website
Silver Spear Harps and Dulcimers, Ridge Farm, Linley, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire SY9 5HP
Tel +44 (0)1588 650416
Email: jonletcher2@gmail.com


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. Their 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 (Scotland) Limited
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.

Teifi Harps
Teifi Harps Website

Marble Terrace, Llandysul, Ceredigion SA44 4DT

Tel +44 (0) 1559 363222

Email: info@teifiharps.com

Teifi Harps is a not-for-profit community business based in the heart of beautiful West Wales. By combining traditional craftsmanship with innovative technology and materials we make our beautiful harps to the highest possible standard. Our international reputation means that we  send our harps all over the world and now Teifi harps can be found in New Zealand, Australia, America, Japan and all over Europe. We hire harps out for up to 6 months, so that customers can really try a harp  before investing in one of their own. We also sell strings and other harp accessories; so for all your harp requirements look no further than Teifi Harps.

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.


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 5.00pm


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 different makers and perhaps even to purchase or rent a harp. In addition there will be music, CDs and harp-related goodies on sale.  

EIHF is very grateful to all exhibitors who create such an exciting event. Further information on exhibitors is available from our website harpfestival.co.uk. 

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

The exhibition is open to all and no ticket is required to visit.

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


Safety Notice

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